Research Involving Human Participants
OU Norman Campus policy mandates that all faculty, staff,
and graduate students engaged in research involving human subjects complete both the initial certification
and continuing education requirements as described below.
Initial Education Requirements
- Completion of the CITI (Collaborative IRB Training Initiative)
Basic Web-Based Course:
To register for the course, refer to CITI Web-Based Course.
The CITI Basic Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects
consists of modules covering social/behavioral
research. Each module includes a brief quiz. The
entire course takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete.
The program allows users to log on multiple times in order to
complete all modules. Users should print a completion report for their records. The program will automatically forward a copy of the report
to the IRB Office.
- CITI Refresher Web-Based Course: completion required
every two years. To register
for the course, refer to CITI Refresher Course.
Continuing Education Requirement.
The CITI Refresher Course is a comprehensive review of the basic course
modules covering social/behavioral topics.
It includes updated material as it becomes available.
The program will take several hours to complete depending upon your familiarity with the material.
Your education status will be verified on a
routine basis. Notification will be forwarded to you via email.