Institutional Review Board

Human Subjects Training

  • All protocol submissions must be accompanied by current -- within the past three years -- CITI certification.

    Faculty/Staff PIs should complete all the modules in the basic human subjects course. Student PIs must complete all the modules in the "Student Researcher" course. Faculty Advisers must also complete the modules in the "Faculty Advisers" course before signing off on student protocols. After completing training, download the CITI certificate to attach to protocol submissions. Keep a copy for your records, as the IRB does not maintain a list of individual certification.

    (Note: Currently, the IRB does not require the "Responsible Conduct of Research" courses, unless the protocol is receiving funding through the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects--ORSSP.)

    In special circumstances, the IRB will accept alternative human subjects training, such as the NIH certification. Contact us if you believe any key personnel in your protocol might need special accommodations.