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 is required. To register for the course, please create an account here: https://www.citiprogram.org/
To register a new account for the system, please follow the instructions HERE. If you already have a CITI account and you need to add your OU affiliation, please follow the instructions HERE.
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 off and on multiple times in order to complete all modules. Therefore, you do not have to complete the entire training in one sitting. Users should print a completion report for their records. The program will automatically forward a copy of the report to the IRB office.
Continuing Education Requirement
- Completion of the CITI Refresher Web-Based Course is required every three years. To register for the course, please log into: https://www.citiprogram.org/
The CITI Refresher Course is a comprehensive review of the basic modules covering social/behavioral topics. It includes updated material as it become 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.