Training

The PI and all research personnel must submit verification of human subjects training. This is a one-time training requirement. The training can be from any source if the training directly addresses human subjects research. For example, training in conflicts of interest, biosafety, animal research, or responsible conduct of research work will not be recognized.

The IRB recommends the following training options. The reason is that these training programs allow the IRB to access your training records. The IRB cannot access your training records if done via other Programs, which may result in a delay of IRB approval.

  • OPTION #1 
    Obtaining a passing score on one of the following Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (“CITI”) courses:

    “Social & Behavioral Research Investigators” (3 hour course)
    “Biomedical Research Investigators” (3 hour course)
    “Social Behavioral Faculty Advisors” (for faculty advisors when the research is student-led and the PI is the student’s faculty advisor) (1 hour course)
    “Biomedical Faculty Advisors” (for faculty advisors when the research is student-led and the PI is the student’s faculty advisor) (1 hour course)

    CITI Website 
    CITI Instruction Booklet
     
  • OPTION #2
    Attend an in-person training session by IRB staff (60 minutes). The training can be done on a one-to-one basis or small or large group setting. Please contact the IRB to schedule an in-person training session.