Training Requirements

All research team members (including but not limited to PIs, research assistants, faculty advisors, and staff) conducting research with human subjects at TWU are required to successfully complete approved training in the protection of human research participants. A current training certificate (no more than 3 years old) must be on file for all research team members before an exemption, approval, or extension can be granted. This required training applies to all levels of review: Exempt, Expedited, and Full Review studies. For dual review studies or studies using the Institutional Authorization Agreement (IAA), the training requirements will apply to TWU research team members only.

The TWU IRB accepts human subjects training certificates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), see links below. Investigators should note that they are required to complete EITHER the CITI Human Subjects training OR the NIH Human Subjects training, NOT BOTH. Researchers should verify with the IRB prior to protocol submission whether training certificates from other sources will be approved.

Once the training certificate has been been completed, the certificate must be placed on file with the IRB. This can be done via email to (for Denton and Dallas researchers) and (for Houston researchers). Researchers will be notified when training is about to expire and can update their training at any time.

CITI Human Subjects Research Training

NIH Protecting Human Research Participants


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