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Institutional Review Board


All principal investigators, co-investigators and study team members must take the CITI training modules provided through JHSPH.  If a study involves community-based data collectors, we offer the JHSPH Human Subjects Research Field Training Guide (in English and 7 other languages) as a tool for teaching about research ethics and data integrity.

In addition to the tools above, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) created “The Research Clinic” (, an interactive training video designed to train clinical and social researchers on the importance of appropriately protecting research subjects and avoiding research misconduct. “The Research Clinic” allows the viewer to assume the role of one of four characters (PI, Research Coordinator, Research Assistant, and IRB Chair) and determines the outcome of the storyline by selecting decision-making choices for each “playable” character.  It might be useful to you.