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Training & Education

Wright State University requires online human subjects protection training for all researchers conducting human subject research.  This training is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). 

 

CITI Modules

Initial certification requirements for all Wright State Biomedical investigators:

  • CITI Module: Biomedical Research Investigators Basic Course
  • CITI Module: Good Clinical Practice Course
  • CITI Module: IPS for Researchers
  • CITI Module: Conflict of Interest

Initial certification requirements for all Wright State Social/Behavioral investigators:

  • CITI Module: Social/Behavioral Investigators Basic Course
  • CITI Module: IPS for Researchers
  • CITI Module: Conflict of Interest

**Note that if you conduct both biomedical and social/behavioral research you only need to complete the biomedical modules.**

 

Re-Certification Requirements - Wright State Investigators: 

  • CITI Module: Biomedical or Social/Behavioral Refresher Course - Every three years
  • CITI Module: Good Clinical Practice Refresher Course - Every three years for Biomedical Researchers
  • CITI Module: IPS for Researchers - Re-certification not required
  • Conflict of Interest Refresher (Stage 2) - Every four years for ALL Researchers

** Note that if you are a VA Medical Center researcher, Wright State University will accept the completion of the VA human subject training requirements in lieu of the above. **

 

How do I access CITI training?

For a step-by-step guide for enrolling and completing CITI training, please refer to the following:

PDF iconIRB CITI Training Instructions Guide

 

Other Credentialing Requirements

Curriculum Vita (CV) showing your qualifications for conducting the study

In accordance with federal regulations and IRB policy, the IRB must assess whether study investigators have the necessary qualifications to conduct a proposed research study.  In past years, investigators were asked to attach paper copies of their CVs to each submission.  Now an investigator can upload his/her CV into RSP Gateway/InfoED via the following instructions.  Once uploaded, the CV will be accessible for all studies in which the individual is listed as an investigator and will not need to be updated for three years. 

Undergraduate/graduate students who are not acting as the PI or obtaining informed consent, do not need to have a CV in the system.  However, those students who are acting as PI or who are involved in informed consent process for non-exempt studies must have a CV uploaded as one of the study submission documents if they don’t have a profile in RSP Gateway/InfoED.  Medical residents are not considered students for the purpose of this requirement and require a CV.  

For research that is exempt from IRB review (i.e. most chart/medical records review, surveys, etc. ), only the PI is required to have a CV on file.

PDF iconRSP Gateway CV Upload Instructions

 

Annual SFI Disclosure via RSP Gateway

In accordance with federal regulations and WSU policy, faculty, staff and students involved in research must complete an annual significant financial interest (SFI) form in RSP Gateway. It is important to understand that this form is in addition to the study-specific Project-Specific Disclosure form that is required for each IRB study. This form is only completed once per year (unless there are changes to an investigator’s financial interests) and “follows” investigators in the system for all study submissions.


Undergraduate/graduate students who are listed as investigators do not need to have an annual SFI form on file unless:

  • The student is the PI
  • The student is obtaining informed consent for non-exempt human subject research, or
  • The research is federally funded (includes exempt and non-exempt research)

Please note that medical residents are not considered “students” for the purpose of this requirement and will be required to have an annual form on file to act as an investigator on any non-exempt research or federally funded exempt research.

PDF iconAnnual SFI Form Requirements for IRB

 

For many submissions, student investigators are not clearly labeled as such. If you have students listed as personnel on your study, be sure to specifically indicate in the personnel table in the application that they are student investigators (not co-investigators) so that the IRB Office will be properly informed.