Human Subjects

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Required Human Subjects Training

WSU is pleased to offer on-line human subjects protection training for Principal Investigators and key personnel on projects involving human subjects, and IRB members. This training is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). At the log-in page, either click on "New Users - Register Here" or, if you're already registered, enter your username and password. Identify yourself as affiliated with Wright State University. The succeeding forms to be filled out are fairly self-explanatory. Upon completion of the appropriate modules, a certificate will be generated. The IRB will confirm that all project participants have completed the appropriate training courses prior to the approval of any studies.

While not required, the IRB staff members offer in-person training sessions for classes and other groups, as well as one-on-one training. Please contact the IRB office to arrange for one of these sessions.

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Contact Information

Jodi Blacklidge, Human Subjects Program Facilitator

Ms. Blacklidge may be contacted with general questions about the IRB, human subject training requirements, and about projects that may meet Exemption or Expedited Review criteria. (937) 775-3974 or

Robyn Wilks, Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Wilks may be contacted about IRB operations, the WSU IRB FWA, human subject protections regulations, WSU IRB requirements, collaborative research with other institutions and questions about projects that require full board review. (937) 775-4462 or

Federal/External Regulations & Guidelines