REQUIRED: HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS TRAINING
Any person affiliated with West Liberty University that will be conducting research with human participants is required to complete ethics training.
Ethics training is REQUIRED for ALL researchers involved in the project BEFORE submitting any forms to the IRB. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is the provider for the training.
The required training for the majority of human subjects researchers is: “Social Behavioral Educational (SBE) Basic course”. Depending on the type of research proposal, some research may fall under “Biomedical Research” training. Additional or alternative ethics training may be required depending on the type of research proposal. Contact the WLU IRB chair for more information or for clarification on what ethics training is required for your project: [email protected]
Proof of ethics training completion is required as part of the WLU IRB application process. You should keep a pdf file of the completion certificate(s) for your records. The WLU IRB has NO access to your CITI account, therefore it is important that you remember your log in information and password. You will need to contact CITI directly for any inquiries on your account
1) For people that have not completed the required CITI training within the last 3 years:
Step by step instructions on how to register for CITI training and certificate completion is provided in the below pdf document. (Substitute the ‘Biomedical research’ for the ‘Social Behavioral Education course’ if applicable.)
UPDATED (January 2019) CITI training registraion information
(CITI updated their website in January 2019, and some of the screen shots have changed from the previous instructions)
CITI Registration and Log in link: https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/
2) For people that have completed the required CITI training within the last 3 years
- If it was via WLU, then all you need is the pdf of your completion certificate(s).
- If it was from another institution, you can access your completion certificate(s) from your CITI account using your already established log in information. In your account, you can choose to transfer your CITI account to WLU (change email etc.).
Note: Revised Common Rule
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have issued final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule).
The revised Common Rule is effective July 19, 2018 and must be implemented for research on or after January 21, 2019.
See CITI training modules for more information.