IRB Training

IRB Training

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)



Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative


The UT Tyler Human Research Protections Program in support of the IRB office offers both requried and optional training opportunities in a variety of formats.  Required ethics and human subjects training is offered online by the CITI program.  The Collaborative Institutional Training Intitiative (CITI program) is dedicated to promoting the public's trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the inteterests of member organizations and invidivual learners.

IRB policy requires all study team members listed on an IRB protocol application (including offsite collaborators) to complete training before conducting research involving human subjects.

Verification of completion of training is required prior to granting final approval of a new protocol.


What CITI training do I need to take and how often must it be renewed?


 Required Courses:

Required For:

Refresher Required:   

(HSP) Human Subject Protection      

All research personnel engaged in human research  

         Every 3 years

(GCP) Good Clinical Practices   

All research personnel involved in a Clinical Trial*

         Every 3 years



What is a Clinical Trial?

The revised common rule (45 CFR 46.102(b)) defines a Clinical Trial as: "a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or behavior health-related outcomes.


Where do I start?

Click here for instructions on the CITI Registration Process.

The main CITI website can be accessed at . All UT Tyler faculty, staff, and students, please use the Log in Through My Organization option on the CITI login screen. With this option you are able to use your UT Tyler Single Sign On (SSO) login credentials to gain access to CITI training. Please use your UT Tyler email for your CITI program account. 



Additional training may be required by other safety committees or departments.


There are optional training and educational opportunities provided by the HRPP office that include monthly educational forums intended to bring the research community together around ethical and regulatory issues.  Please contact the HRPP office for an updated calendar of events