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IRB - Training & Trial Registration

CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)

online training program for research with human participants

Anyone conducting or helping with research involving human participants at IRD or its collaborative institute, The Indus Hospital—must have appropriate training to assure that the rights, welfare, and safety of human participants involved are protected. The training must be renewed at a minimum of every 3 years.

All core personnel named on a protocol subject to IRB review must complete the required training before the protocol can be approved. The training program utilized is conducted through online modules developed by CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) for Interactive Research & Development - IRD. If you have an existing account with CITI that is not affiliated with IRD, you will be given the option to make your training information available to IRD after logging in.

Begin CITI registration here, if you do not have a CITI account. If you are from the Indus Hospital or IRD, use Interactive Research & Development- IRD as your institution. Your records will come directly to the IRB.

For core personnel unable to access the internet or not proficient in the English language, please contact the IRB office for assistance Note: The CITI program may take three or more hours to complete. Please schedule your time for training accordingly.

Clinical Trials Registration Requirements

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. The Indus Hospital Clinical Trials conducted at the Indus Hospital must be registered on the ClinicalTrials.gov website in accordance with requirements published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The Indus Hospital has a Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) account. All investigators from TIH who are conducting clinical trials need to register their study protocol. If you require a login for ClinicalTrials.gov for trials at the Indus Hospital, please contact the Indus Hospital Research Center at ihrc@indushospital.org.pk