CaRES Student IRB Training

CaRES projects that involve human subjects, or use biological materials (such as blood or urine samples) from human subjects, must be approved by UAB's Institutional Review Board (IRB), as described at  It is the responsibility of the CaRES Preceptor to gain IRB approval for the project itself that he or she directs. 

CaRES students who work on IRB-approved projects involving human subjects or materials from human subjects, must complete 4 credit hours of UAB IRB training. Course options are listed at:

If a student has undergone initial IRB training prior to 2015, UAB IRB policy requires continuing training:

Questions about IRB training requirements for CaRES students may be directed to:

Dr. John Waterbor (CaRES Program Director, 205-934-7146, or to 

Lauren Tarpley (IRB Regulatory Specialist, 205-975-3920,  or to

Tracey Craddock, CCRP (IRB Regulatory Compliance Manager, 205-975-3928,  

Thank you!