IRB Training (Cayuse Era)

Training Requirements

The IRB requires all individuals who will have contact with human participants in a research study to receive human participant training prior to seeking protocol approval. MTSU uses the CITI program to enforce this mandatory Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) requirement.

Who has to complete the training?

  • All MTSU faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in research with human participants
  • All Non-MTSU researchers who are collaborators or co-investigators in a protocol that requires MTSU IRB oversight
  • All those who will directly or indirectly intervene with the data collection in an MTSU-sponsored research activity involving human participants
  • Any individual who serves on the IRB as a member, administrator, or student representative

How to register for a CITI Program Account/Course:

  1. Visit
  2. Register 
  3. Click here for general information on how to enroll in a CITI course
  4. Click here to learn how to add the Social and Behavioral Research training course and other mandatory modules

Mandatory Courses:

  • Faculty/Staff - Complete "Social and Behavioral Research"
  • Students - Complete "Social and Behavioral Research" training and the Supplemental Module "Students in Research"

Additional Mandatory Courses and Modules

  • If the study is funded by a federal agency, then all of the researchers in the study must also complete "Responsible Conduct in Research" relevant to the field of study. 
  • Review the CITI Training Table to make sure that any additional modules or courses are completed as appropriate for your research project.

CITI Training Table

Research Type/Population Required Course/Module
Prisoners Research with Prisoners
Minors Research with Children
Elementary and Secondary Education Research in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
International International Research; International Studies
Online Internet-Based Research
Health Information Health Information Privacy and Security Course


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