HSC Training Requirements

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Required Training for Researchers

The National Institutes of Health requires education on the protection of human research participants for all investigators submitting NIH applications for research involving human subjects and for all key personnel on any current or pending NIH grant involving human subjects. To meet this requirement, SIUC researchers may use either the above computer-based tutorial developed by NIH or the one offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Complete this training at your own pace, print out the certificate that you receive after completing the tutorial, and mail or bring it to the Human Subjects Office, OSPA, Woody Hall C-214, MC 4709. Other federal agencies also may require training, but currently all are accepting the NIH or CITI tutorial as satisfying their requirements. Be advised, it is important to choose the appropriate module if you are using the CITI training. For human subjects research the correct module is the Social and Behavioral Research –Basic/Refresher.

Links to either training:

In addition, the Human Subjects Committee requires that all researchers planning projects which will require both Category II and Category III review (see Section 5 of the Human Subjects Guide) must complete the NIH or CITI tutorial, regardless of the funding source. Please submit the printed certificate from NIH or CITI with your application. Receipt of the certificate is a condition for approval of all non exempt projects. If you plan on doing projects in the future, you are advised to submit the certificate in advance so that it can be put on file.