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Human Subjects Research Education Policy

Researchers at Lindenwood University are required to complete Human Subjects Research training prior to the conduct of any research involving human subjects. This includes activities such as working directly with human research participants or interacting with identifiable data or biological specimens for research purposes. If you have completed a training program at a different institution, this may meet the requirements of this policy at Lindenwood University. There is currently no requirement to refresh your CITI certification once completed.

How do I complete CITI Training? 

Lindenwood University subscribes to the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative Program (CITI) for training researchers. To complete CITI Training:

  • Register at CITI by clicking "Register" and completing the registration process.
  • Select the course or courses you are required to complete. (Select "Not at this time" for all non-required courses. See below for more detailed information on course requirements.)
  • Complete your selected course at your own pace.
  • Upload your completion certificate to the Cayuse IRB Registration Form.
  • The IRB Office will maintain a copy of your certificate, which also remain available in your CITI account. 

What CITI Training should I complete?

There are a number of courses and tracks available in CITI. After you first register for CITI, you will encounter this page. Researchers are only required to complete one of the selections under "Human Subjects Research." Select:

  • Biomedical Research Investigators if you will be conducting research involving biomedical interventions (such as randomizing participants to exercise, performance, or nutritional interventions) or biospecimen collection.
  • Social & Behavioral Research Investigators if you will be conducting research involving surveys, focus groups, or research in the K-12 or Higher Education environment.
  • Public Health Research if you will be conducting research involving traditional Public Health data, interventions, and models. (Note: your instructor may also require the "Social & Behavioral" track.)
  • Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research if you will be conducting research and scholarship activities in humanities fields.

What other training is available? 

The IRB also has the following training available for researchers. Please contact the IRB Office if you are interested in these additional options:

  • Good Clinical Practice 
    • CITI - FDA Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
    • CITI - ICH/Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
    • CITI - Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research
    • National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NAIAD) - GCP Training
    • In-person training provided by the Lindenwood University IRB Office
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • CITI - Biomedical RCR
    • CITI - Engineering RCR
    • CITI - Humanities RCR
    • CITI - Physical Science RCR
    • CITI - Social and Behavioral RCR
  • Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • Public Health Research

Overview of Research Ethics Education Resources

Overview of Research Ethics Education Resources
Type of Training Biomedical Researcher Social/Behavioral Researcher Education Researcher Public Health Researcher
Biomedical Human Subjects Research Training X     O
Social/Behavioral Human Subjects Research Training   X X (X)
Good Clinical Practice O     O
Responsible Conduct of Research O O O O
Conflict of Interest X      
Public Health Research       X

x = required

o = optional/recommended