You are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research training modules:
- If you conduct studies that obtain data through intervention or interaction with a living individual or their identifiable private information; or
- If you are an IRB committee member. IRB Committee Member follow step 2 below, however for #9 select to complete the "IRB Committee Members" module.
Training is needed prior to approval of your study or the addition of study personnel.
Documentation of this training can be uploaded as a pdf in the training section in the IRB protocol in Cayuse IRB, or verified by the Compliance Administrator at the time of the review of the study. When you complete all of the required modules successfully, you may print your completion report through the "Print" link on the learner’s menu. The PI on the study should keep a copy of the study researchers’ training for their records.
Step 1: Determine CITI course by discipline
The CITI online IRB training course contains core modules that are customized to various discipline categories. Select the course to take based on the type of research listed in the table below.
Courses must be renewed every 3 years.
|TYPE OF RESEARCH||REQUIRED COURSE|
|Social Behavioral||Social & Behavioral Research Investigators|
|Clinical, Biomedical, Biological fields||Biomedical Research Investigators|
|Course related, Student Research||Students conducting no more than minimal risk research|
|De-identified data or specimens||Research with data or laboratory specimens- ONLY|
|IRB Committee Members||IRB Committee Members, IRB Chair|
Step 2: CITI Registration and Course Completion
Each course is comprised of several modules. You may self-enroll for the online training through Canvas Catalog at https://catalog.rice.edu/browse/sparc/courses/citi-program. Review of the required materials and completion of the quizzes will take about 30-35 minutes per module. You do not have to complete the course all in one session. A cumulative score of 80% is required to pass.
For questions regarding IRB training, please contact the IRB Compliance Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance.
If you are having difficulty with the CITI training course, technical support is available at email@example.com or 305-243-7970 (8am-5pm Eastern).
Request a Classroom Presentation
The Human Research Protection Program provides educational resources and training opportunities for those involved in human subjects’ research. Faculty can arrange for class presentations to discuss ethics, the history of human subjects’ research and/or application process. To schedule a presentation, please contact the IRB Compliance Administrator.