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All individuals engaged in research involving human participants must complete an educational program related to the respponsible conduct of research prior to initiation of a research project. The University of West Georgia has selected the Collaborative Institutional Training Intitative (CITI) as the best and most efficient mechanism for delivering education to UWG researchers involved with human subject research.  CITI is an on-line educational training course that provides relevant, up-to-date information on the protection of human subjects in the format of intstructional modules.

Not sure which modules to take?  Click  here.

Faculty Training - Training is required for the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigators, and other key personnel responsible for the design and/or conduct of a research study. Faculty who teach courses where students conduct research as part of a classroom assignment are also required to complete training. The Human Subjects Research Basic Content course (for Biomedical Research or Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the research content area) and the relevant Responsible Conduct of Research course are required. 

- Training is required for the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigators, and other key personnel responsible for the design and/or conduct of a research study. Faculty who teach courses where students conduct research as part of a classroom assignment are also required to complete training. The Human Subjects Research Basic Content course (for Biomedical Research Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the research content area) the relevant Responsible Conduct of Research course are required. 

 

Student Training

 

  1. Students working on a research project involving human subjects for a Dissertation, Thesis, etc. require IRB approval. Students, as the PI for the project, must complete both the Human Subjects Research Basic Content Course (for Biomedical Research or Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the research content area) and the relevant Responsible Conduct of Research course.
  2. Students working as a Research Assistant (as Key Personnel) on a faculty directed research project that requires IRB approval must complete both the Human Subjects Research Basic Content Course (for Biomedical Research or Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the research content area) and the relevant Responsible Conduct of Research course. If the student is not Key Personnel, the Students conducting no more than minimal risk reseach should be completed.
  3. Graduate and undergraduate students who participate in minimal risk Classroom Research Projects with the intent of publication or presentation outside of the university community must complete the Basic Content Course for Students conducting no more than minimal risk research.
  4. Students who are required by their instructor to complete CITI training should select the Human Subjects Research Basic Content Course for Students conducting no more than minimal risk research and/or the relevant Responsible conduct of Research course, unless directed otherwise by your instructor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Staff Training - Study personnel who handle data or complete activities such as making transcripts must complete the training program using the Basic Content course for Social & Behavioral Research Investigators and the relevant Responsible Conduct of Research course. This requirement also applies to subcontractors, consultants, individual fellowship applicants, study coordinators, and persons who conduct procedures or conduct health or opinion surveys or interviews.

    The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that all personnel are properly trained.