The NIH tutorial is a free, web-based course that presents information about protections for human participants in research. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human subjects. The six training modules can be completed in multiple log-on sessions. Completion time is approximately 2-3 hours. The program automatically generates a printable certificate of completion. Additional certificates can be generated by re-entering the site using the same usernames and passwords. For more information, visit NIH training.
Cedarville University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and individual investigators share a collective responsibility to ensure that research involving human subjects is guided by the highest ethical standards and is conducted in compliance with federal, state and university regulations governing such research. To assist the IRB and investigators in meeting these requirements, Cedarville University purchased an institutional subscription to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a resource of online training modules that provides investigators convenient access to comprehensive and regularly updated human subjects research guidance. Each of the two curriculums offered through CITI contains general IRB information in addition to information more specific to the type of research: Biomedical or Social & Behavioral. The CITI human subjects training modules can be completed in multiple log-on sessions and total completion time is approximately 2-3 hours. A Course Completion Report will be generated when all required quizzes are completed with a total score of at least 80%. For more information, visit Human Subjects CITI Training.