Institutional Review Board


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 completion reports for the required courses by email to the IRB office.

Required courses for all:

  • Basic Human Subjects Research Course     (i.e., social/behavioral, biomedical, students conducting
    no more than minimal risk research)
  • Responsible Conduct of  Research Course  (i.e., social/behavioral, biomedical)
  • Information Privacy Security Course           (i.e., researcher, student/instructor)
  • Conflicts of Interest Course


Note: Biosafety courses may be required for certain protocols.

Note: Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and Athletic Training students have additional courses as well noted by their designation when registering.



Contact Us

Chair of the IRB: Dr. Kimberly Wear
(336) 841-9246