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 in the “Guidance” tab 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-approved IRB training. Course options are listed at:


If a CaRES student has previously undergone initial IRB training but their approval period has expired, UAB IRB policy requires continuing training:


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


The CaRES Preceptor or to


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


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


Thank you!


 APRIL 12, 2018