​NIH Certification​​​​​​

To ensure that all research conducted by Brandman University faculty and students exemplifies and promotes the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, social responsibility in the conduct of research. 

To ensure that investigators protect human subjects by having their applications for research reviewed by an institutional review board (BUIRB).

The National Institute for Health (NIH) sets policies for human subject research according to federal law 45 CFR 46, Protection of Human Subjects.  All institutional research must comply with this law.  NIH requires that all researchers take the education and training program at the NIH Office of Extramural Research http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php.

The NIH training program includes 7 units of study that must be completed and 4 quizzes passed to receive the NIH Certificate.  The training units and quizzes include:

NIH Certificate
The NIH Certificate must be on file at Brandman University.  Send certificate to BUIRB@brandman.edu.

Who is required to complete the NIH training?

  • All members of the research team, including the principal investigator and all other individuals (faculty, staff, and students) who have contact or interactions with research subjects or with their private, identifiable information.  Examples of research team members are: co-investigators, research assistants, lab managers, statisticians, and data managers
  • Dissertation Chairs and  Committee members
  • Faculty Advisors of student research projects
  • Investigators who are not affiliated with BU but who are engaged in a BU research study and whose IRB of record will be BU
  • IRB office staff
  • IRB board members​