​The Human Research Program (HRPP) program and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) require any Principal Investigator (PI) and any staff member involved in Human Subject research to take and pass mandatory web-based courses administered by Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) to which AUB has subscribed. Recertification is also required every three years.

In addition, research teams (fellows, residents, nurses, research coordinators, research assistants..) are required to take a research education course organized and provided by the office of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research in collaboration with the Clinical Research Institute (CRI) and the Human Research Protection Program/The Institutional Review Board (HRPP/IRB) at the American University of Beirut to be  authorized by the IRB to work on a research study with the PI.