Who Must Take CITI Training?


  • All MTSU faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in research with human participants MUST complete training in human subjects protections prior to seeking IRB approval.
  • All Non-MTSU researchers, who are collaborators or co-investigators in a protocol that requires MTSU IRB oversight must have also completed appropriate training.  If the collaborator completed CITI training, please ensure the required modules (click here) have been completed.  
  • In addition to the investigating team, all those who would directly or indirectly intervene with the data collection in an MTSU-sponsored research activity involving humans MUST also be certified to perform human subject research.
  • This requirement also applies to any individual who serve on the IRB as members or administrators or GAs and student interns who assist the IRB work flow, regardless of their specific role in the IRB.
  • Although other forms of certifications can be accepted on a case-by-case manner, we STRONGLY recommend researchers to complete appropriate  training through the CITI program (explained below); most CITI training certifications are valid for up to 3 years.

Click here to access CITI Program website or visit www.citiprogram.org

Click here to visit MTSU's CITI Training webpage

Click here for a list of mandatory modules to be completed

Click here for additional modules to be completed