In July of 2012, Liberty University purchased a subscription to the University of Miami’s Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide research ethics education for individuals involved in social and behavioral and biomedical research.
Liberty’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires researchers and the faculty advisors who have agreed to oversee research projects to complete CITI training prior to receiving IRB approval. CITI courses have been created for LU departments and disciplines that include modules specific to the types of research typically conducted.
Courses contain a set of core modules along with a set of electives. Modules consist of written material followed by a short quiz. CITI courses are free to LU-affiliated individuals, but there are fees for participants wishing to obtain continuing education credits.
CITI is located at https://www.citiprogram.org/. To begin taking CITI courses, researchers will first need to create a login. The IRB has prepared login instructions to assist researchers in getting started.