IRB Training Requirements

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Required Training for Human Subjects Researchers

Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46) and the SIUC Institutional Review Board require all personnel in human subjects research to complete training in human research protections.

To meet this requirement, SIUC researchers should complete the course:

Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher,

provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). CITI courses are provided at no charge for SIUC researchers. While other courses may have similar names, this course is the only training accepted by the SIUC Institutional Review Board.  This course is appropriate for first-time users as well as for those renewing their training. 

All Principal Investigators and all personnel listed on the Key Personnel table on Form B-1 of the IRB application must have current, complete, and correct training for application approval. 

CITI training is valid for 3 years. Once CITI training has expired, researchers must re-take the required course, Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher, in order to conduct human subjects research.