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IRB Training

Important Notice

Information on New Common Rule (effective January 21st, 2019) and its impact on CITI training:

  • The CITI website will go offline to update modules for the New Common Rule January 19th
  • CITI expects to feature the  new content January 20th
  • Module content will be updated, but there will be no changes to your module ID numbers or gradebooks (courses)
  • If you previously completed CITI modules at WVU, you will not be required to take new modules until your current modules expire
  • To learn more about upcoming changes, see the Revised Common Rule Module in CITI
  • The Revised Common Rule Module is optional—but highly recommended
Questions? Contact IRB@mail.wvu.edu for more information. 

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Affiliated Researchers

One of the following courses is required for all AFFILIATED researchers on any IRB protocol:

  • Biomedical Research Investigators, Basic Course or Refresher Course (refresher course only if taken before)
  • Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, Basic Course or Refresher Course (refresher course only if taken before)
  • IRB Members (anyone can take this course; however, it is more intensive than the prior two courses and is only required of IRB members)

Non-Affiliated Researchers

One of the following courses is required for all NON-AFFILIATED researchers on any IRB protocol:

  • Abbreviated Biomedical Research Investigators
  • Abbreviated Social & Behavioral Research Investigators
  • Biomedical Research Investigators, Basic Course or Refresher Course (refresher course only if taken before)
  • Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, Basic Course or Refresher Course (refresher course only if taken before)
  • IRB Members (anyone can take this course; however, it is more intensive than the prior two courses and is only required of IRB members)

Responsible Conduct of Research Courses

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) courses are NOT sufficient for research on an IRB protocol. RCR courses are only required for particular funding sources.

If you have taken the training at a previous institution and now you are doing research at West Virginia University, you will need to affiliate with WVU via CITI in order for us to have a record of your training.

All Institutional Review Board members must complete the IRB Members CITI course. Each IRB chair must also complete the DON-Supported Extramural Performers CITI course (offered by the Department of The Navy) by following the DON-Supported Extramural Performers instructions (PDF).