Training and Education

All researchers, whether faculty, staff, or students, who are planning to obtain data from research participants through intervention or interaction and/or collect or analyze participant’s identifiable information or biospecimens, must complete initial and continuing education and training.  Faculty sponsors are also expected to satisfy the training requirements.

Initial and Continuing Training – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Online Course at www.citiprogram.org.

How to register with CITI.

CITI Course Name

Approval Period

Comment

Initial Training (* Required)

*Human Subject Research (HSR) Basic Course

3 years

 

Choose either Biomedical or Social & Behavioral learner group

*Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Course

3 years

 

Choose Researchers and IRB learner group

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course

3 years

 

Take the course if planning to conduct clinical trial

Conflict of Interest (COI)

4 years

 

Take the course if research is federally funded

Continuing Training (* Required)

*Human Subject Research (HSR) Refresher Course

3 years for each Refresher Course

 

Take Refresher Course 1 before basic course expires

Take Refresher Course 2 before Refresher Course 1 expires

Take Refresher Course 3 before Refresher Course 2 expires (if no Refresher Course 3, take Basic Course again)

*Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Course

3 years

 

Take the basic course again with different electives

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course

3 years

 

Take the refresher course (for Clinical Trials) or basic course again for Social-Behavioral Clinical Research – Best Practices

Conflict of Interest (COI)

4 years

 

Take the refresher course

 

Additional Training and Education Opportunities

  • Group and individual training based on research protocol or research roles and responsibilities
  • New IRB member or investigator training
  • Webinars from PRIM&R, AAHRPP, and others
  • New policies and procedures training
  • Other educational sessions provided by staff

E-mail junkonishitani@cdrewu.edu or irb@cdrewu.edu to schedule the training.