ACU’s ORSP and IRB policies and procedures are written to align with the Department of Health and Human services 45 CFR 46 “The Common Rule.” Prior to designing or conducting research in which there are human participants, it is important that all investigators and faculty advisors (when applicable) have sufficient training and knowledge with regard to pertinent federal regulations and ethical guidelines.ACU requires researchers to complete Protecting Human Research Participants training and EthicsCORE Responsible Conduct of Research Training. This should take 3-4 hours to complete and can be done in blocks. Researchers must complete this training once every 4 years. All training modules are accessible via a Canvas Research Training Course. You may enroll in the classroom by clicking here.