Human Subjects Training Requirements
All researchers who propose to work with human subjects in their research studies must have human subjects training. Investigators who have not taken human subjects training must complete the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) certification program prior to IRB approval. The training and certification requirement applies to all researchers and personnel listed on a protocol, including students, faculty and research staff. CITI offers an online training platform which is now available.
Researchers and their staff should complete either the “Social and Behavioral Researchers" or the "Biomedical Researcher” (required for Global Health students) module and forward their certificate along with their submission to email@example.com. Faculty members who are responsible for advising students and are not involved in the conduct of the research may now choose either of the newly added abbreviated Social Behavioral or Biomenical Faculty Advisor courses. Researchers may also select the Biological Data or Specimens Only course if their work only involves those areas.
- After the training has been completed, the modules and reference material contained within them will remain accessible to all registered users. Training completed through this platform will automatically be recorded in a database accessible to the IRB.
- If you have any questions about this process, please contact Andrea Ferguson-Dadas, Assistant Director, Research Integrity & Assurance, or send general inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRB Committee Member Training Resources
All new IRB members are encouraged to complete the CITI module designated for “IRB Board Members” within the first six months of their appointment. Instructions for logging into the system are available. After the training is completed, the modules and reference material contained within them will remain accessible to all registered users.