Training Opportunities for New Employees

To further promote a solid foundation for the conduct of human subject research, additional educational and training opportunities are available through the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office.

New Employee Training

Additional practical application of Human Subject Protection (HSP), HIPAA Research, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) will take place from 8 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday of each month. The training builds upon the online CITI courses and consists of the following:

  • IRB 101 – IRB ethical principles, introduction to the HRPP Office, forms, and processes.

This additional training will enable you to have a better understanding of the IRB process.

For questions regarding the new employee training program, please contact Barbi Holt at 214-648-8928 or

Individualized Training

IRB offers Individualized training and education on all aspects of human research protections and IRB processes is available at the request of departments or investigators. Please email the HRPP Office for more details at


The Listserv provides subscribers with important IRB announcements, including changes in IRB forms and processes, and updates on regulatory issues. The Listserv is available to all faculty staff and students. Please use the following links to sign up:

eResearch Systems Training (Velos, eIRB)

eResearch aims to provide excellent support for all investigators and research staff at UT Southwestern. The following systems are specific to a new IRB protocol submission.

Velos eResearch

Velos eResearch is a study-management tool used by 21 of the top 25 U.S. medical centers including UT Southwestern. It is designed to help investigators manage the setup and day-to-day activities of complex human research studies. Training for Velos can be completed online or can be requested from Academic Information Systems (AIS) trainers by submitting a request to the UTSW IR Service Desk (see below).

Training Tip Sheets:


eIRB is the IRB online submission system, which is closely integrated with Velos. The eIRB system is designed for online submission of human subject research protocols and related documents. Protocols submitted in eIRB are routed and reviewed electronically. Training for eIRB can be requested from Academic Information Systems (AIS) trainers by submitting a request to the UTSW IR Service Desk.

For additional questions regarding eResearch, please contact Information Resources Service Desk:
6 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday
Phone: 214-648-7600
(Answered only during regular business hours)