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Connie Crecion
Email: crecion@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2334

Education & Training

  • All Wheeling Jesuit University IRB members are required to complete IRB training.
  • Required Training Link
  • Registration is required, training is free.
  • Each member is to print a certification upon completion of the training
  • This certificate is to be sent to the IRB Chair within two months of being appointed to the committee.
  • A new certificate is not needed each year from each committee member.
  • Certificate safe keeping is the responsibility of the Chair; the certificates will be provided to the newly elected Chair upon completion of the previous Chair's term.

Researcher Training

  • Primary researchers (which includes students) and student project supervisors are  required to submit a training certificate with their submitted IRB application.
  • Required Training Link
  • Registration is required, training is free.

HIPAA Training

The Privacy Rule regulates the way certain health care groups, organizations, or businesses, handle the individually identifiable health information known as protected health information (PHI) Researchers should be aware of the Privacy Rule because it establishes the conditions under which covered entities can use or disclose PHI for many purposes, including for research. Although not all researchers will have to comply with the Privacy Rule, the manner in which the Rule protects PHI could affect certain aspects of research.

Training is required if research involves the Privacy Rule. The cost for training varies. Please see the following link for more information on HIPAA.

National Institutes of Health: HIPAA Privacy Rule

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