Why do I need an IRB Training Certificate?
The Office of Human Research Protections, which oversees the federal guidelines regarding protection of human subjects in research, recommends that all researchers complete a training course in human subject protection prior to conducting research using human participants. At KSU, this includes faculty, staff, and students. All faculty members acting as faculty advisor on a student's project must also be certified as this involves supervision of student research.
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program is the official certification program for KSU-affiliated personnel. The CITI program consists of a course of modules for both human subject and animal research. The main courses include biomedical research, social and behavioral research, student research, responsible conduct in research, IRB member training, as well as various animal research courses.