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Human Subjects Training
Faculty, Graduate Students or Undergraduate Students working on an independent project (including Honor's projects)
Undergraduate Class Project:
Before students engage in research that involves human subjects at Western Illinois University they must complete the mandatory Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules. Detailed instructions can be found at:
Note: As an alternative to the CITI training, students can complete the NIH training modules
Faculty, Graduate Students, or Undergraduate Students working on an independent project (including Honor’s projects):
Before researchers engage in research that involves human subjects at Western Illinois University they must complete the mandatory National Institute of Health modules. Please navigate to the following link for training: http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php.
Important: Upon completion of this training, the researchers will be able to print out a “Completion Certificate”. This certificate must be included as part of the protocol or on file in the Office of Sponsored Projects to be reviewed by the IRB. No protocol will be approved without this certification.
Note: As an alternative to the NIH training, researchers can complete the Social and Behavioral Research CITI training modules: http://www.citiprogram.org. The CITI modules provide the necessary requirements for human subjects training, however they take more time to complete than the NIH training.
If you have questions please contact:
Jacqueline Tharpe, Compliance Specialist
Office of Sponsored Projects
Sherman Hall 320
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Research conducted in cooperation with other agencies or organizations, e.g., University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Bridgeway, etc., may require review by those organizations’ IRBs and a letter of approval from the WIU IRB. For advice in such situations, please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects IRB Administrator at IRB-Administrator@wiu.edu.