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IRB Training Requirements

All researchers and key personnel (including their advisor if the PI is a student) conducting human subjects research must complete IRB training.  This requirement can be met by completing the online CITI course or attending a live training session.  Training must be successfully completed prior to receiving IRB approval.  All training certificates are good for 4 years.  

Key Personnel is defined as the PI, Research Collaborators, Research Coordinators, Research Assistants, External Researchers, Research Staff, Administrators and other investigators who are directly involved in conducting research with study participants or who are directly involved with handling private information related to study participants during a research project.

Online Training
  • Faculty and staff must successfully complete one of the following CITI course groups:
    • Social & Behavior Research Investigators OR
    • Biomedical Research Investigators
  • Students must completed the following CITI course group:
    • Students Conducting No More Than Minimal Risk Research

Refresher courses are available for each of the above groups upon expiration of your initial training.

Live Training

Live training sessions will be held approximately once per semester and are open to all members of the campus community.  If you have a group of 10 or more students or faculty that need to complete training and you would like to request an in-person training for your group, please contact Laura Martin to schedule.  

Additional Research Training Resources

In addition to the protection of human subjects in research, the University of Northern Colorado subscribes to CITI online courses related to good clinical practice, health information privacy and security (HIPS), and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  These courses are available to all UNC faculty, staff, and students.  If you are receiving funding from NSF or PHS, please see the sponsor's requirements for RCR training.  

  • Training modules include:
    • Human Subjects in Research Courses
      • Biomedical Research Investigators 
      • Social - Behavioral - Educational Researchers
      • Students Conducting No More Than Minimal Risk Research
      • IRB Members Training
    • Good Clinical Practice
    • HIPS Courses
    • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Courses
      • RCR for Administrators
      • RCR for Physical Sciences
      • RCR for Social, Behavioral & Educational Research
      • RCR for Humanities Research