ALL investigators, students, and research staff conducting human subjects research must complete CORE IRB training and education requirements prior to submitting a Human Subjects Research Application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Continuing education training is required every 3 years thereafter.  Research will not be approved until the training requirements are met and documented by Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Core required education and training for UIS researchers are completed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.

  1. Register (first time users)
    In the upper right corner, click on the “Register” button, which will take you to the “CITI – Learner Registration.”  The first question is “Select Your Organization Affiliation” – enter University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the subscriber organization.  Follow the instructions to complete the registration.  Once the registration is complete, secure your login and password information. You will need to keep this information for future use.
  2. Select courses – Core IRB Training is Required
    Once logged onto the CITI Program training site, select “View Courses“. On the next page, select “Learner Tools“, then “Add a Course“. On the next page, the answer to Question 1 is Core IRB Training.
  3. Choose Additional Human Subjects Research Training
    Questions 2-9 on the CITI Program training site allow you to add modules and/or webinars related to your specific research. Modules related to Social and Behavioral Sciences will have “– SBR” following the title of the module.  Below is a list of additional courses that may be required.
    Assessing Risk in Social and Behavioral Sciences – SBRResearch with Children – SBR
    Defining Research with Human SubjectsResearch with Prisoners – SBR
    Informed Consent – SBRResearch in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
    Internet Research – SBRResearch with Protected Populations – Vulnerable Subjects: An Overview
    International Research – SBRSocial and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course – SBR
    Privacy and Confidentiality – SBRStudents in Research – SBR

    A quiz appears at the end of each CITI module. UIS Research Policy requires you to receive a minimum “passing” score of 80% for each module quiz.  You may review the training information and repeat a quiz to achieve the minimum 80% correct score.
  4. Important! Submit your updated certificate
    When you have successfully completed the required courses, download a Completion Report and send/email a copy to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.