Training

Required Education for IRB

Federal regulations require education in human subject protections for all investigators and key research personnel before research may be conducted. Education must be re-taken every three (3) years.

NOTE: If your research project qualifies for IRB Exempt approval, you do not have to complete the required education.

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course site provides research ethics instruction in various aspects of responsible conduct of research including human subjects protection, health information privacy and security, laboratory animal welfare, research misconduct, data management, authorship, peer review, conflict of interest, mentoring and collaborative science.

If you are an INSTRUCTOR or STAFF MEMBER submitting an IRB application or involved in a research project (even in an advisory or mentoring capacity), you must complete the CITI Basic course titled “Research Investigators (Students, faculty, staff)”. You must also complete Conflict Of Interest (COI) training. Remember that any students/co-investigators involved in your project must receive appropriate training as well.

If you are a STUDENT submitting an IRB application or involved in a research project, you must complete the CITI Basic course titled “Research Investigators (Students, faculty, staff)”.

If you are ANYONE working on a project involving a National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, you must complete the CITI RCR course appropriate to your field of study. The course title will contain the words “Responsible Conduct of Research Course”. This course is to be completed in addition to the CITI Basic course required of all researchers at UCA.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

IRB CITI Instructions for New Users

 

Contact Us

Research Compliance Office
Torreyson West Room 324
Conway, AR 72035
Phone: 501-852-7460
e-mail: researchcompliance@uca.edu