IRB Training, Links & Resources

CITI Training

The University of Dayton is a member of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Through this membership any student, faculty or staff member can take advantage of free online education and training modules in subject protection and research ethics. This is an excellent resource for UD personnel looking for a refresher course or looking to improve their knowledge of research ethics, subject protections, and animal care and use courses. Many research sponsors, including the U.S. Air Force, require CITI certification when proposed research involves human subjects or animal use.
Free, online training modules are available at:

Go to “New Users – Register Here” and follow instructions.  Select “University of Dayton” from the drop box.  Store username and password in a secure location.

Once registered, select the “IRB Basic Course” module and follow instructions. The Basic Course can usually be completed in approximately 3 hours (can be accomplished over several sessions).  If you have already completed the basic Course, you may take the "Refresher Course".

Links and Resources:

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) at DHHS / Human Subjects Research (45 CFR 46), Federal Regulations:

OHRP Policy and Guidance Library:

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Interpreting the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects for Behavioral and Social Science Research

NIH's Bioethics Resources on the Web:

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Care / Common or Lay Language for medical terms:

Protecting Human Research Subjects Training:

American Psychological Association's Ethics Codes

De-identifying Private Health Information

Miscellaneous Resources for Social Science and Behavioral Research