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Phone: (334) 844-5966
Fax: (334) 844-4391
Training and Resources
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Auburn University has contracted with CITI at the University of Miami to provide web-based Human Subjects Research (HSR) Training.
The AU Institutional Review Board (IRB), in compliance with its FederalWide Assurance with the Department of Health and Human Services, has mandated that training is required from all investigators, faculty advisors and all key personnel noted in the protocol, IRB members, and members of human subject research teams at Auburn University. All new research protocols and modifications to and renewals of existing protocols will ONLY be approved if the research team, including faculty advisors, has completed CITI training.
CITI Courses Provided by AU:
Human Subjects Research Training:
Section 1 (Question 1): Learner Group
- Required course based on one of the five main learner groups.
Section 2 (Question 2): Optional modules
- Required as applicable to the proposed research.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Section 3 (Question 3): Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
- Encouraged by AU, but NOT REQUIRED at this time. RCR training is currently dependent on sponsor requirements. See the AU RCR Website for more information.
To Complete CITI:
To Complete CITI:
You must complete the course modules in order and pass the training with at least an 80% average score. Print the completion certificate and attach a copy to any protocol submission to the IRB. Researchers will be required to complete the CITI course every five years to maintain the certificate.
For additional information about CITI, see CITI HSR Training FAQs.
Do you have a CITI account and have enrolled in HSR Training?
To access the CITI website and continue the HSR Training, click here and log into CITI using your username and password.
Do you need to register with CITI and enroll in the HSR Training?
If you have not previously registered with CITI, instructions for registering and enrolling in the CITI HSR Training are provided here. You may want to print the instructions and have them available when you register. Instructions for investigators who are not affiliated with AU can be found here.
Small Group Presentations
Short (approximately one hour) educational programs can be presented to small groups, such as graduate or undergraduate research classes. These programs are provided to assist researchers in obtaining a better understanding of the history of human subject protections, requirements and procedures associated with conducting human subject research, and the protocol approval process at Auburn University.
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The IBC formulates policy and procedures related to the use of biohazardous agents, including human, animal, and plant pathogens, other infectious agents, toxins, and rDNA. As mandated by the National Institutes of Health, experiments involving human gene therapy, formation of transgenic animals or plants, and the generation and/or use of rDNA must be reviewed and approved by the IBC. Auburn University also requires IBC review and approval for use of all Risk Group 2 or higher biohazardous agents.
The OAR provides oversight, independently and in conjunction with the IACUC, for the humane care and well-being of all vertebrate animals used for research, instruction, production, and demonstration at Auburn University. The OAR serves as an informational resource to faculty, students and staff regarding institutional policy, regulatory requirements, personnel training and safety issues pertaining to the use of animals.
The IACUC oversees the use of all live vertebrate animals at Auburn University, whether for research, instruction, demonstration, production, or maintenance purposes. Investigators/instructors using vertebrate animals in such activities are required to submit an Animal Subjects Review Form (ASRF) or an Animal Production/Maintenance Facility Standard Operating Procedures Form (APMF) for IACUC review and approval prior to project initiation.
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