What Training Is Required?

All employees, faculty, staff, students, privileged physicians and/or contracted physician of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada engaged in the conduct of human subject research must have reviewed and be familiar with the principles of The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research, along with applicable federal and state laws and institutional policies regarding Human Subjects Research.

Training Requirement:

Prior to submitting research protocols for review and approval by the UMC IRB, all research personnel listed on a UMC IRB submission, regardless of their position, must complete the web-based Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Program in the Protection of Human Subjects in Research available at http://www.citiprogram.org/ or have documented research experience on their CV. Please note that documented research experience will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

To satisfy the education requirement, investigators and members of their research team must complete and pass one of the following series of CITI modules:

  • Biomedical Research Group (includes the Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Human Subjects Protections (HSP) modules), and /or
  • Social/Behavioral Research Group

Instructions for UMCSN (CITI) Human Subjects Research Education Course

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