Human Subjects Protection

In order to participate in the Social JUSTICE Research Laboratory, all students must be trained on proper and ethical research protocol. According to the Office of Responsible Research Practices (2019), investigators must be prepared to conduct research in a responsible manner.

All investigators and key personnel who participate in the design, conduct, and/or reporting of human subjects research (including exempt research) and all IRB members and IRB staff must be appropriately trained in the protection of human subjects. The university uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based human subjects protection courses to satisfy this requirement for faculty, staff, and students involved in human subjects research. Initial and continuing education (every 3 years) are required as explained below.

Office of Responsible Research Practices. (2019). Human subjects protection (HSP). Retrieved from

Training must be completed prior to receiving initial or continuing IRB review of research. CITI course completions may take up to 2 hours to be reflected in Ohio State systems.
(Office of Responsible Research Practices, 2019, Human Subjects Protection section).

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