Mandatory Training for Investigators

To comply with federal laws, it is the policy of UWF to require that all key personnel involved in the conduct of human subjects research complete training in the protection of human research participants.


All investigators and co-investigators must complete an training course on the protection of human research participants.

There are two options for completing the training requirement. The content and format of these two training courses are similar. 

1. Recommended: CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative): Human Subjects Research Training Modules

First time users must register to complete the training. These instructions will guide you through the registration process.

The CITI training program contains many educational modules. You will only be required to complete the modules that correspond with your IRB application. Use this CITI Decision Chart (PDF) to decide which training module is appropriate for you.

** CITI Training must be updated every 3 years in order for your certificate of completion to remain active. You will receive notification from CITI program and/or the UWF IRB Office regarding your need to participate in online refresher courses when the time nears. **

2. NIH Office of Extramural Research: Protecting Human Research Participants Training Course

First time users must register to complete the training. Access the course through the NIH Office of Extramural Research.


All investigators and co-investigators are also required to complete the following mandatory readings:

The Belmont Report - Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research
UWF IRB Policy and Procedures (PDF)

Other Educational Materials

IRB Guidebook Online
The Declaration of Helsinki
The Nuremburg Code

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