Institutional Review Board Training


The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) requires that all members of the University’s Human Participants Institutional Review Board and any individual conducting and/or supervising federally-funded research involving human participants complete a program of instruction on the responsible treatment of human participants.  All Investigators, Students, and Faculty Mentors who are conducting human participants research are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI) on-line training course prior to submitting a research application protocol.  In addition, all Investigators, Key Study Personnel, Students, and Faculty Mentors must maintain a current education certificate on file with the IRB office. Certificates for all Investigators and Faculty Mentors are considered valid for three years. Certificates for Students must be renewed annually.

Follow the link to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI)  On-Line Course. You will need to register (registration is free). Once you have completed the tutorial, submit the certificate by email to the IRB office.


You may direct any questions to the chair of the IRB, Dr. Kimberly Wear (841-9246,