Federal guidelines require that the investigator and colleagues provide evidence of human subjects research training for the purpose of protecting the human subjects involved. Prior to Drake IRB approval of a research proposal, the investigator and her/his colleagues must provide Drake IRB with proof of training completion.
As of Fall 2018 Drake accepts training from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Your Drake email address will allow you to register and select the certification necessary for your research.
This training is designed to prepare investigators involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human subjects to understand their obligations to protect the rights and welfare of subjects in research. The course material presents basic concepts, principles, and issues related to the protection of research participants. a research ethics training collaborative. You can access the website at this link: https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/
You should now be able to sign into the CITI training program using the username and password that you have created. After you sign in, scroll to the bottom of your personalized welcome page and locate the section titled “Learner Tools for Drake University.” Click “Add a Course.” Answer the four questions on the next page, which will enable you to access training modules for biomedical or social/behavioral research. First-time investigators should take either the “Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research” or the “Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research” course, depending on the nature of the intended research. Clicking the “Submit” button at the bottom of this page will return you to your personalized welcome page. The course(s) that you selected should now be available for you to take.
Please contact the IRB with any questions or concerns
Please contact IRB staff with any questions or concerns