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Human Subject Protection Training (CITI)

All investigators and research study personnel are required to complete training regarding the protection of human subjects prior to beginning any human subject research-related activities.  Initial study submissions will be halted until the required training for all study personnel has been completed and documented in the iRIS system.  This training will be verified prior to iRIS account access being granted, and MUST be completed and documented with the IRB at least every three years.

The web-based training course required by TTUHSC is the “Biomedical Investigator Course", accessed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.  The course takes approximately 2-4 hours to complete.  TTUHSC requires an overall score of at least 90% in order to successfully complete the course.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download a certificate of completion (for your records). 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have completed the CITI “Biomedical Investigator Course” training at another institution, you will need to transfer those course credits over to TTUHSC in order to meet TTUHSC requirements (this includes TTU training).  See instructions below.

In special circumstances, research staff may be permitted to substitute the CITI Clinical Research Coordinator course and/or recognized certifications in place of the CITI Biomedical Investigator Training course.  Contact the IRB Education Coordinator for more information.


CITI Account Access

CITI Additional Information


Click HERE for the complete set of instructions on this page for CITI training. This PDF includes a complete list of the modules for the Biomedical Investigator Course (required and optional).


IRB Training Links

Got Questions?

Jennifer Board, BS

IRB Education Coordinator