Required human subjects training
All key personnel and any researchers directly interacting with human subjects as part of a research study at IU must complete training requirements every five years.
You must complete one of the following courses through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program:
- If you are mainly engaged in biomedical research, complete Biomedical Researcher, Stage 1.
- If you are mainly engaged in social or behavioral research, complete Social/Behavioral/Educational Researchers, Stage 1.
- If you are a VA researcher, complete the VA CITI course, and affiliate your CITI account with Indiana University. The VA CITI course fulfills the Indiana University researcher education requirement for VA researchers. Note, this training is required every three years.
Access the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program
For community collaborators engaged in research with an IU investigator, the CIRTification training can be an option in lieu of completing the above-named CITI program. Please contact the Human Research Protection Program at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if this training option is right for you.