All University researchers including faculty, staff, and students who conduct research using human participants must complete IRB training prior to beginning their research. All those involved in the administration of research using human participants are also required to complete IRB training.

Investigators must adhere to strict ethical standards for the use of human participants in their research. These standards are in place to protect the basic rights and welfare of the participant. Any research that departs from these standards violates University policy.

Instruction on the historical background, principles, and regulations that govern the protection of human research participants is important for understanding IRB activities and meeting ethical standards in the conduct of research that involves human participants.

The required online training is through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training. CITI provides Certification that training has been completed successfully. Please review the IRB CITI training instructions for additional information.

When registering at you will need to create an account and affiliate yourself with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and sign up for courses as follows:

  • Faculty and/or Administrators/Staff investigators should complete Human Subjects: Researcher
  • Student investigators should complete Human Subjects: Student
  • IRB members should complete the IRB Member course

The training is FREE and takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. It is self-paced and can be interrupted and resumed until completion. CITI Training expires after three years. CITI will send notifications to investigators whose training is about to expire and ask them to take the "Refresher Course" or "New" CITI Training to follow new regulations whichever is appropriate.

Additional CITI Training Modules are required for research conducted using MinorsPrisoners and International Research. See CITI Training Course/Module Requirements:

  • Research with Children
  • Research Involving Children
  • Research Involving Prisoners
  • International Research (Research conducted outside the United States)