Note:This training is offered online by CITI

CITI Course Name IRB Students and Class Projects
Required Modules
  1. Belmont Report and Its Principle
  2. Students in Research
  3. History and Ethical Principles
  4. Defining Research with Human Subjects
  5. Informed Consent

Additional Optional Modules Available

Passing Score

Learners must take a short quiz at the end of each module. An average score of 80% is needed to pass the training.

IRB Prerequisite

This course satisfies the IRB training requirement for project personnel on a protocol.

It is suitable for Student-led projects involving minimal risk research like survey work. This course may also be appropriate for students assisting Faculty PIs on a research project in a minor capacity.

Completion Information Upon completion of this training, attendees will be authorized to conduct a classroom- based, low risk human subjects research project or to assist with a research project of which they are not the primary PI. 
Protocol Requirement Yes
Valid For 5 years
Duration  About 2 hours
Supplemental Modules

The IRB encourages learners to take optional modules based on their area of study and research methods. The following courses are available: 

  • Consent Tools Used by Researchers
  • Introduction To Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) 
  • Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) 
  • Ethical and Practical Considerations in Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)
  • Consent in the 21st Century 
  • Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
  • Mobile Apps and Human Subjects Research
  • Assessing Risk
  • Internet-Based Research
  • Privacy and Confidentiality 
  • Research with Prisoners 
  • Research with Children
  • Research in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • International Research
  • International Studies
  • Research and HIPAA Privacy Protections
  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Workers/Employees
  • Hot Topics