IRB Training

Required Education for IRB

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

IRB CITI Instructions for New Users

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. 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.

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

FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS submitting an IRB application or involved in a research project, even in an advisory or mentoring capacity, must complete the CITI Basic course titled, “Research Investigators (Students, faculty, staff)”. If you have funded research grants, etc., you must complete the “Conflict of Interest” course.  If your funded research is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation (NSF), you  must complete the “Responsible Conduct of Research Course” appropriate to your field of study. This course is to be completed in addition to the CITI Basic course required of all researchers at UCA.

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



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Research Compliance Office
Torreyson West, Ste. 328
Conway, AR 72035
Phone: 501-852-7460