Students, faculty, and staff researchers (and faculty sponsors) who file IRB applications will need to complete online training offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). All researchers (including faculty sponsors) engaged in a research project using human subjects are required to complete a course in Human Subjects Research.
The Human Subjects Research course provides basic training in the conduct of ethical human subjects research and includes the historical development of human subject protections, confidentiality & privacy, informed consent, and current regulatory and guidance information. This course is targeted to the type of research generally conducted at John Carroll: social and behavioral research studies such as those often conducted in the areas of psychology, communications, education, sociology, counseling, and business.
The courses available to John Carroll University CITI learners are listed below. The Human Subjects Research courses are those required by the IRB. All non-student IRB researchers and sponsors should complete the “IRB Researchers and Sponsors” course. All student researchers, both undergraduate and graduate students, should complete the “IRB Student Researchers” course. Any of the other courses listed on the CITI webpage are optional and available to anyone in the JCU community.
Courses now available include:
Human Subjects Research
Animal Care and Use
Conflicts of Interest
Health Information Privacy & Security (HIPS)
Responsible Conduct of Research: RCR Course for Grant Workers
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification: Often required for researchers receiving federal funding
Login Information for CITI:
Access CITI here to register or log-in.
For additional information, including a list of required and optional modules found in each course, see the flyers listed below or visit the CITI FAQ page.