Training Requirement

Research personnel must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Review Board Training initiative (CITI) training in the protection of human research subjects prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application.

The following CITI courses are required by FRI IRB:
Group 1- Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel, or
Group 2 – Social & Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel.

It is highly recommended that the CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course be taken as well. GCP is the international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, and performance of clinical trials that involve human subjects.

Renewal of IRB Training Requirement
Training certificates will be valid for 3 years upon completion of the training course. Research personnel must recertify prior to their expiration date.

Acceptance of Alternate IRB Training
Equivalent alternate IRB training may be accepted for research personnel who have completed the NIH Protection of Human Subject’s Computer-Based Training for Researchers.

Documentation of Training
Training certificates must be on file with the IRB office.

Use the following links to access on-line Human Subject Protection training: