CaRES Student IRB Training

CaRES projects that involve human subjects or use biological materials (such as blood or urine) 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 research project itself that he or she directs. 

CaRES students who work on IRB-approved projects involving human subjects or biological materials from human subjects, must complete UAB-approved IRB training.  Training options are listed at The student must have an employee ID and cannot proceed with their training until on or after the CaRES hire date.  Students who do not have a BlazerID can complete their training by accessing and choosing the option, “No, I do not have a blazerID” and an account will be created to allow training to proceed.

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 should be directed to the CaRES Preceptor, CaRES Program Director Dr. John Waterbor ( or IRB Regulatory Specialist Ms. Lauren Tarpley ( 

 May 7, 2019