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UCAIHS Trainings

Human Subjects Seminar Series
presented by Dr. McCutcheon

The Office of the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects continues its seminar series on the responsibilities of researchers, faculty sponsors and NYU for the protection of human subjects in research. The seminars are open to anyone with an interest in research involving human subjects, and should be of special interest to persons currently conducting research with humans or that are planning to conduct research with humans. Issues discussed at these seminars are relevant to all NYU Faculty, students and administrators that are involved in the research process.


Please register for individual seminars by sending an e-mail to Please include the date and title of the seminar you wish to attend in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seminars will be held at NYU’s Office of Sponsored Programs Conference Room,
665 Broadway, Suite 801. All seminars begin promptly at 1:00pm. (Please note the new time.)


Seminars for Fall 2014 are as follows:


IRB Made Easy* - Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1-3 p.m.)

Are you a researcher at NYU, or the faculty sponsor for a student research project- or is there someone you know who could benefit from a short session on IRB basics? “IRB Made Easy” is the first in a series of seminars that have been created to help investigators negotiate the submission, review and approval process of human subjects research.

IRB made easy covers:
⇒ Principles of conducting ethical human subjects research;
⇒ Types of review;
⇒ the application process itself;
⇒ Common pitfalls.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.


Internet Research* – Thursday, October 23, 2014 (1-3 p.m.)

Are you planning on using Facebook, Twitter, Amazon’s M-Turk, or other internet options to conduct your research? We will discuss what you need to know to move your project smoothly through the IRB review process.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.


Engaged in Research* – Thursday, November 20, 2014 (1-3 p.m.)

Are you planning on collaborating on research study with a non-NYU colleague or Institution? If so, your collaborators may be considered “Engaged in Research” and would require a separate IRB review. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the regulations as they apply to collaborations. We will discuss the “dos” and “don’ts” of how to set up your studies so that they can be approved quickly and conveniently.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.


Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects (IRB for RCR) - Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1-3 p.m.)

Are you considering participating in a research study? Do you have questions about what are your rights as a research subject? Do you wonder what is and is not covered by IRB regulations? Do you need a final credit for your RCR training? If you answer yes to any of these questions, please join the seminar on IRB considerations for Responsible Conduct of Research.

NOTE: This is the only course in this series that can be used for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.
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New Human Subjects Training


NYU UCAIHS is transitioning to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training modules for Human Subjects available at The human subjects tutorial exam currently available on our website will be taken down May 25th, 2015. After that date, all PIs, their Faculty Sponsors, and key personnel (or all individuals responsible for the design and conduct of the study) will be required to take and pass the NYU CITI training modules with an 80 or above as per our Federal assurance.

If you have already taken the training available on the UCAIHS website, you will not be required to take the CITI training.

If you have already taken the CITI training at another institution, you may check to confirm that what you have taken includes all the modules required by NYU. If so, you may add NYU to your profile.

Please contact the UCAIHS office with any questions about human subjects training:

Phone: (212) 998-4808

Human Subjects

After May 25, 2015 - Information Only

Anyone submitting an application to the NYU University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS) must complete this tutorial and pass the certification exam prior to review of the application.

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