An Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves, monitors and reviews research involving human subjects. All research projects that use humans as subjects are reviewed by EWU's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
All personnel conducting federally supported research involving human subjects are required to complete the training offered through CITI.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program modules are available for:
Researchers All students must submit a CITI certificate with each application.
Accessing CITI Training
Some programs and departments already require CITI training of their students that is more comprehensive than the minimim training (i.e., the Social & Behavioral Research Investigators series) below. This more comprehensive training may be used to satisfy the CITI training requirement. However, the student's certificate of completion showing a satisfactory pass rate must be uploaded before submitting an IRB application.
Students who intend to conduct human subjects research are at a minimum required to complete a training called Human Subjects in Research Training for Student Investigators. Students may access the CITI training by going to http://www.citiprogram.org/ (Links to an external site.):
- Create a username and password,
- affiliate with EWU and
- check the 6th option under question 1 to add the course.
The training is a requirement for all research types including exempt, expedited and full board level research. The course should take less than an hour to finish and there is a short quiz at the end of each of two modules that much be completed with an 80% pass rate. A certificate will be generated upon completion and it needs to be uploaded before submitting an IRB application.
Renewal of Approval and Change of Protocol
If you have received a notice of expiration and the project has changes, fill out an application for Change of Protocol ONLY. The Application for Change of Protocol contains a section for renewing a project.