In-person and Virtual Training Available
Conducting research isn’t easy. You must work within established rules and frameworks, meet deadlines and more.
But don’t let that discourage you.
We are here to help with a wealth of resources and presentations below, starting with information on how to complete CITI, which is required for anyone working with human or animal subjects.
We offer in-person and virtual training sessions for introductory Responsible Conduct of Research Training. This training contains materials for you to complete and review online, as well as a final session with our Responsible Conduct of Research Officer. The trainings found here can be done by yourself, or as a group training.
The Office of Research Integrity has an online Biological Safety Training module available to all BSU faculty, staff, and students.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
If you are working with human subjects (IRB) or animals (IACUC), you need to complete CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Institute) prior to submitting a proposal. This research and ethics training raises awareness about several issues you may need to consider during your research project.
CITI Training is a series of online modules, followed by brief quizzes after each section. You must receive a passing score of at least 80% for each module quiz.
For help with registration, review our CITI Program User Manual (PDF; last updated 2022).
The Office of Research Integrity has created handbooks for many of the submission processes that you will need to go through to submit a research protocol.
Want to learn more information about the IRB and Human Subject Research? View our presentation here
We offer presentations on IRB Submission and Protection of Human
Subjects. Click here
to request a training session. Contact Sandra Russell with any questions.
We offer in-person and virtual training sessions for introductory Responsible Conduct of Research Training. Please click here to schedule a training. Contact our Responsible Conduct of Research Officer, Chris Mangelli
with any questions.
The Office of Research Integrity has an online Biological Safety Training module available to all BSU faculty, staff, and students. Click here to view. Contact Jim Klenner with any questions.
Our graduate assistants (GAs) offer one-on-one consultation regarding research proposals, including answering questions about writing a protocol, submitting through IRBNet, or any other issues that may come up throughout the submission process.
To set up a phone or in-person appointment with a GA, send us an e-mail at View Email or call our direct GA line at 765-285-5088.