Required Training for UF IRBs

If you are involved in research with human subjects, their tissue, data, or medical records, you must complete the following mandatory training requirements. New myIRB studies cannot be submitted unless all required training has been completed and is up-to-date.

  • NOTE: Once you have completed the training it takes 2 – 4 business days for it to process and load into myIRB.

Researchers and all study staff are required to take the following courses:

IRB 803 (renewal required every 3 years)
IRB-01 yes
IRB-02 yes

**Effective 12/05/2019, all study staff involved with NIH-funded clinical trials must take Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training. Please note that the training module UF_CTS904_OLT GCP does not meet the NIH requirements for GCP training. The only myTraining course that does meet the requirements is UF_GCP100_OLT (Good Clinical Practice for Social Behavioral Research). Please refer to our GCP Training Investigator Guideline regarding this topic.

**The IRB no longer tracks separate HIPAA training. If your job responsibilities require HIPAA Training, you must complete that annually through myTraining (Course Number PRV800 – HIPAA General Awareness) as required by the UF Privacy Office.

Optional Training for Exempt Auto-DeterminationTool

If do not have a current IRB required training IRB803, and you will be using Exempt Auto-Determination tool, or participate as study staff on a study determined to be exempt by such a tool, you have an option to complete IRB850 training that specifically focus on exempt research. IRB850 is not a sufficient training for submitting studies via myIRB, and only suffices for submitting studies via exempt auto-determination tool.

In addition, individuals involved in research with human subjects should complete our RECOMMENDED READING, as applicable:

RECOMMENDED READING for ALL Researchers and Research Staff

If you are involved in research with human subjects, it is recommended to read the following documents:

Do you need assistance?

  • HELP with myTraining, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk at (352) 392-4357 or at
  • HELP with updating training in myIRB, please contact our myIRB Technical Assistance at

Training exception for Non-human research

Mandatory Training is not required for Non-human review types. However, you will be required to complete the mandatory IRB Training if (a) your study is found to be any other review type (e.g. exempt or expedited), or (b) you are added to another study in myIRB that does not qualify as Non-human.