The Graduate School
All human subjects researchers seeking IRB approval
Researchers, faculty advisors who have agreed to oversee student research projects, and some research assistants, depending on the nature of their roles, are required to complete CITI training prior to receiving IRB approval. CITI courses have been created for LU departments and disciplines, which include modules specific to the types of research typically conducted.
Courses contain a set of core modules along with a set of electives. Modules consist of written material followed by a short quiz. CITI courses are free to LU-affiliated individuals, but there are fees for participants wishing to obtain continuing education credits.
CITI is located at https://www.citiprogram.org/. To begin taking CITI courses, researchers will first need to create a login. The IRB has prepared login instructions to assist researchers in getting started.
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The IRB receives a completion report from CITI each time a researcher completes CITI training.
Research applications are not approved until CITI training is completed.