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


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 there are other acceptable training methods, including participation in conferences on research ethics, or training at other institutions.  Please contact the IRB if you believe your conference participation or previous training may meet this requirement.

If you have been an investigator or key personnel at CSU in the past and have completed the NIH training course, please contact the IRB prior to submission of your application. You may be required to take a refresher course through the CITI Consortium.

*At this time, most research projects at CSU do not involve biomedical research, defined as clinical research involving investigative drugs, devices, and procedures.