HSR Education/CITI Program +



HSR Education/CITI Program +

The main purpose of the IRB is to ensure that all research involving human subjects is conducted in accordance with ethical principles and federal guidelines. Education of those involved in the research process is considered essential to achieving this purpose. CITI is a provider of online, peer-reviewed research integrity education. The IRB requires investigators and faculty/research advisors to fulfill the human subjects research education requirement using CITI.

Investigators must complete only one of the Human Subjects Research courses provided within CITI.  St. Kate's offers three different Human Subjects Research courses within CITI, each appropriate to their field of research: biomedical, social & behavioral, or education action research.  The IRB only requires one of the Human Subject Research courses within CITI,

CITI offers additional training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Financial Conflict of Interest, but you only need to complete these optional modules if they are required by an individual department, based on your research funding, or by the IRB after review of your application. 

Investigators and advisors will need to set up a new account within CITI, or they can affiliate an existing account with St. Catherine University if they already have a CITI account.