Training

All individuals engaged in research or directly involved in the review and approval of research must complete the appropriate training course. Training is required every three years that an individual is actively engaged in, reviewing, or advising human subjects research.

Training is anticipated to take 3-4 hours. The course is designed to be read in increments and not in one sitting.

Investigators are required to complete one of the two courses offered for Human Subjects Research prior to receiving IRB review through our online provider, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Once complete, certifications are automatically sent to the IRB. Certifications are active for three years, upon which you can take an abbreviated course in subsequent renewal training.

 

1. Identify the course that best fits your field of study:

Biomedical: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

Social-Behavioral-Educational: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

 2. Register for the course:

Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=22

Use the CITI Registration Guide to sign up for the correct course

Please note: The Responsible Conduct of Research is not a required course for IRB review. Please use the CITI Registration Guide above for assistance.

Next Step: Submit an IRB application.

Undergraduate and Master's students should take the Undergraduate and Master's Student course available through CITI. If students are interested in taking the same course as Faculty, Staff, and Doctoral Students, they can follow the guidance in the drop-down above. Either an Undergraduate and Master's Student, Biomedical, or Social-Behavioral-Educational course will be recognized as completing this requirement. Certification must be obtained prior to review.

Provider
Course Title
Registration Steps
CITI Human Subjects Research: Undergraduate and Master's Student Research course
  1. Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=22
  2. Use the CITI Registration Guide to sign up for the correct course
  3. This course is FREE. Use the Guide above to ensure you correctly register.

Next Step: Submit an application.

Faculty advisors are strongly encouraged to have training when the students they advise are engaged in human subjects research. Complete one of the two courses offered for Human Subjects Research prior to the student receiving IRB or department committee review through our online provider, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Once complete, certifications are automatically sent to the IRB. Certifications are active for three years, upon which you can take an abbreviated course in subsequent renewal training.

 

1. Identify the course that best fits your field of study:

Biomedical: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

Social-Behavioral-Educational: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

2. Register for the course:

Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=22

Use the CITI Registration Guide to sign up for the correct course

Please note: The Responsible Conduct of Research is not a required course for IRB review. Please use the CITI Registration Guide above for assistance.

Next Step: See Reviewers webpage.

IRB members are required to complete one of the two courses offered for Human Subjects Research through our online provider, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). IRB Members must also take applicable IRB member elective modules. Certifications are active for three years, upon which you can take an abbreviated course in subsequent renewal training.

 

1. Identify the course that best fits your field of study:

Biomedical: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

Social-Behavioral-Educational: Researcher/Faculty/Doctoral Candidate/IRB Member

2. Register for the course:

Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=22

Use the CITI Registration Guide to sign up for the correct course

Please note: The Responsible Conduct of Research is not a required course for IRB review. Please use the CITI Registration Guide above for assistance.

Next Step: See Reviewers webpage.

If you would like a presentation for students and/or faculty that covers the history of research leading to IRBs and the IRB process, please contact Leah Vargas, Research Integrity and Compliance Officer, at leah.vargas@csus.edu or (916) 278-5674. Most presentations take approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions.*

Please note, this presentation does not replace required CITI or NIH training for IRB application submission.

*Presentations will not be offered during the Spring 2019 semester. All IRB guidance is available on the Submit page.