Training & Education


As a university community of scholars, it is important that our research and scholarship is conducted and shared with integrity and in compliance with ethics in research. The Office of Research promotes research integrity, compliance and quality research within the university community. This is achieved partly through education and training programs provided on research involving human subjects and animals. 









NIH Training


Andrews University has adopted with permission for the fulfilment of its training requirement, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research training materials.  As part of your training, you are required to read the materials and take the test at the link below.   


Once you have logged into the Andrews University learning hub, choose and follow the instructions for the course Protecting Human Research Participants.  


Here is the link to the learning hub:  


Upon the completion of the training, AU IRB Office will send you your certificate.


All applications to the Andrews University Institutional Review Board (IRB) require the National Institute of Health (NIH) training certificate. The Principal Investigator and co-investigators listed on the IRB application are required to submit their NIH certificates of completion. For applications submitted by student researchers, a certificate of completion for the faculty research advisor should be included.


NIH Entrenamiento y pruebas 


La Universidad Andrews ha adoptado con permiso para cumplir con sus requisitos de capacitación, los materiales de capacitación de la Oficina de Investigación Extramural del Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH). Como parte de su capacitación, debe leer los materiales y realizar la prueba en el siguiente enlace. 


Una vez que haya iniciado sesión en el centro de aprendizaje de Andrews University, elija y siga las instrucciones para el curso Proteger a los participantes en investigación humana. 


Aquí está el enlace al centro de aprendizaje:   


Al finalizar la capacitación, la Oficina IRB de la AU le enviará su certificado.


Todas las solicitudes a la Junta de Revisión Institucional (IRB) de la Universidad Andrews requieren el certificado de capacitación del Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH). El Investigador Principal y los co-investigadores enumerados en la solicitud del IRB deben enviar sus certificados de finalización de NIH. Para las solicitudes enviadas por los estudiantes investigadores, se debe incluir un certificado de finalización para el asesor de investigación de la facultad.


EPTC 2  


Les demandes d'approbation de la Andrews University examen institutionnel du Canada (CISR) nécessitent l'inclusion des certificats d'achèvement dans le cadre de la recherche sur l'éthique de formation. Principal et co-investigateur(s) répertoriés sur la cadre de la recherche sur l'éthique la formation à et à la fin de cette formation, vous serez capable de sécuriser votre certificat. Pour les demandes présentées par des étudiants chercheurs, un certificat d'achèvement de la faculté conseiller en matière de recherche devraient également être inclus.



All students involved in the Honors program, and researchers involved in fundend research  at Andrews University must complete a training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  This is also applicable  to students receiving support through internal Faculty Research Grants, Undergraduate Research Scholar awards, Graduate Research Assistantships, and externally funded research. Federal requirements require Responsible Conduct of Research training for research funded by NSF, NIH and USDA.  To be registered to complete the training, send your first and last name, and your andrews university email address to The registration process takes approximately a week to complete since it involves multiple universitities.  We encourage you to start the process early.



These videos cover a variety of topics from the protection of human subjects to avoiding research misconduct. We strongly encourage researchers to watch these optional trainings, especially The Lab.