Training on Human Subject Protections

The Chicago State University IRB requires all investigators (including students) and personnel on research projects involving human subjects to complete training. 

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Until June 1, 2017, the CSU IRB will accept protocols from students who have completed CITI Refresher training, provided that their supervising professor has completed CITI Basic Training After June 1, 2017, the IRB will no longer accept CITI Refresher training from students who have no prior history of CITI Basic Training completion.  Anyone who has completed CITI Refresher training without completing Basic training must notify the IRB office prior to taking the CITI Basic training.

ALL Faculty must show a history of CITI Basic training in order to submit protocols to the IRB.

Online training is provided by the CITI Consortium at the link below:

*As of January 1, 2015 the IRB will only accept CITI Human Subjects Training. No other Human Subjects Training will be accepted.


If you are a new user, click on "Register Here," enter your registration information, and select "Chicago State University" from the dropdown menu. The site will take you to a page of options for training.  In most cases you will select Social and Behavioral Research.* 

Note that some studies may require additional CITI training modules depending on the nature of the research. At this time, most research projects at CSU do not involve bio-medical research (defined as clinical research involving investigative drugs, devices and procedures.