IRB Training

Investigators must be qualified by education, training, and
experience to assume responsibility for the proper conduct
of the study.

Human subjects research training must be completed before
the IRB can release your approval or continuing review renewal

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Human Subjects Training Frequently Asked Questions

To conduct human subjects research, researchers need to have completed one of the following courses within the last three (3) years:

  • Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
  • Biomedical Research - Basic/Refresher

The "Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research" course is appropriate for biomedical research studies.

If funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation (NSF) the “Responsible Conduct of Research” course is also required by the funding agency.

Courses expire every 3 years.

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Under the Main Menu/My Courses, courses will be listed that require your attention. Or you can go under My Records to access course completion data and print completion certificates.

Training is managed through CITI.

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Be sure to check “Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” not Texas A&M University.

Select the Course you want to take.

  • Social & Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research OR
  • Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research - Basic Course

At the bottom of the page you can Add a Course.


A list will be presented of courses based on roles that you can select and have added to your Courses.

Under Question 2, Human Subjects Research, select either “Biomedical Research Investigators” or “Social & Behavioral Research Investigators”, depending on the type of research you plan to conduct.


There is no need to email or send in the CITI certificate if you are under the TAMU-CC CITI account (see below on how to affiliate with TAMU-CC). We can look up individual’s training records directly within CITI.

To clear a training stipulation for a protocol under review, simply state training is complete on the protocol feedback form.

Having sub-investigators email training certificates into the IRB without reference to the protocol number does not speed up the review process, since we must associate each email with the protocol it relates to.

No. Non-TAMU-CC collaborators can include a print-out of their course completion certificate with the IRB application.

Another option is to affiliate within CITI to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This allows us as admins to verify training directly within CITI.


Click on Affiliate with Another Institution, type in “Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi”, and follow the prompts.