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UICOMP Institutional Review Board: Training

Investigator Training Requirements (Initial)

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All research team members must complete CITI training and provide the Office of Human Research Oversight (OHRO) with a copy of a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume prior to conducting any human subjects research. CITI Completion Reports not currently on file with the Peoria IRB may be uploaded along with your CV or resume when you submit your IRBNet application.   

See Next Column for Current CITI Training Courses Required By Peoria IRB 

  • Refresher Courses as required every three (3) years

The CITI courses may take several hours to complete.  Each course includes multiple modules that can be completed all at once or over several sessions to fit your schedule.

The Peoria IRB considers CITI training valid for three years.

CITI training may be completed through a UICOMP or OSF Healthcare Systems affiliation.

Investigator Training Requirements (Refresher)

Peoria IRB requires its IRB Chairs, members, alternates and researchers to complete the CITI Refresher Courses every three years following the initial education program requirement. Refresher training may take a few hours to complete depending on which courses are needed.


Investigator Training Requirements CITI Instructions

Instructions for accessing and navigating CITI are provided in the attached document.

PIRB Policy and Procedure Manual

PIRB Policy and Procedure Manual

CITI Training Requirements for Authorized Study Personnel

Effective July 1, 2021:  The Peoria IRB (PIRB) is no longer requiring the completion of the CITI GCP Course for NEW investigators/authorized research personnel (Basic GCP Course) or for PIRB-approved investigators/authorized research personnel (GCP Refresher Course) UNLESS they are performing:

    1. NIH funded research; and/or 
    2. Clinical trials of drugs, biologics, and devices, as well as behavioral interventions and social science research studies.

A clinical trial is a research study performed in people aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug, medical device (for example, a pacemaker) or behavioral intervention is safe and effective in people.

EFFECTIVE April 1, 2018  The UICOM-PIRB IS changing the CITI training requirements related to Human Subject Research.  The UICOM-P IRB has adopted the following CITI training requirements effective 4/1/18 for any new study, continuing review, or addition of authorized study personnel: 

  1. Biomedical, Social & Behavioral Basic Human Subjects Course (UICOM-P options) or Human Subject Research (HSR) Course (OSF option)

  2. Conflict of Interest

  3. Good Clinical Practice (ICH Focus) (GCP)

  4. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

EFFECTIVE January 1, 2017 NIH Policy requires Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials.   The UICOM-PIRB CITI GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)  fulfills this requirement.  

Effective March 2016: The UICOM-PIRB made available additional CITI training courses related to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).