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Training Requirements

A vital component of a comprehensive human research protection program is an education program. Monmouth University is committed to providing training and on-going education for IRB members, staff of the HRPP and IRB, investigators, and research staff related to the ethical concerns and regulatory and university requirements for the protection of human subjects.
All investigators, research staff, and study team members must complete basic or refresher CITI training (including the required modules) or provide evidence of equivalent training before the IRB can approve the submission. There is no exception to this requirement.

Please follow the Steps to Register for CITI Program Training and complete required MU training content. Training is valid for a period of three years from the date of completion.

Training will be verified at the time of initial application, continuing review or research status report (i.e., when continuing review is not required by regulation) and with applications to add study personnel. If training has not been completed or has lapsed and is not completed in a timely manner, the investigator or staff member may be removed from the study or otherwise restricted from participating in the research.

In addition to the basic requirements, MU will periodically provide training on topics relevant to human subject protections, regulations, policies and standards, and IRB submission processes and requirements. Training may be provided via in-service or virtual, workshops, webinars, e-Learning, or through distribution of articles, presentations, and other materials. Investigators and staff may request training or offer training suggestions by contacting the Acting Assistant Director of the Office of Research Compliance at