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All researchers conducting human subjects research must complete online Human Subjects training available through CITI at

All human subjects training is valid for 48 months. At this time, a refresher course must be taken.


Online Training

Researchers must complete the CITI training. Instructions for registering for the Human Subjects course are provided below. Please note that the Human Subjects course in CITI is different than the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course that is also available on CITI. Only the courses that begin with "IRB" count towards IRB training requirements.

To access the training, follow the directions below. For non-ASU staff or students, register an account at During the registration process there will be a field where individuals can associate themselves with Arizona State University. For the asurite field enter ‘not attending’.

To Access CITI for ASU Staff or Students:

1. Go to CITI Program website at

2. Select "Register"

3. Select "Log in through my institution"

4. Click "Arizona State University" under the list of organization names.

5. Log in using your ASURITE and password

6.  Under "My Learner Tools,"  select "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups" to select the IRB course you need to complete based on your field of research:

    IRB - Biomedical Research (Group 1) or IRB - Social & Behavioral Research (Group 2).

Note:  The courses that begin with "RCR" will not qualify for IRB training.



Workshops, Presentations, and Resources

Human Subjects ASU

Exempt Research ASU

Support for Collaborations with Native American Populations

ASU Security Awareness Training

ASU IRB Study Submission Guide

ERA-IRB Submission


Institutional Review Board (IRB) Basics

Audience: faculty, staff, and students

Length: 1 hour

Location: Sessions will take place on Tempe campus. Remote options may be available in the future.

Description: Learn everything you need to know about obtaining IRB approval for your human subjects research. Presenters will discuss the purpose and function of the IRB, requirements for approval, how to navigate the online submission system (ERA), and how to submit for review. A portion of the session will be devoted to audience Q&As and specific topic. If you are interested in having a workshop given by ORIA staff, contact

The following sessions are available*:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: MU 227 Pinal

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MU 238 Apache

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: MU 248 Rincon

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MU 248 Rincon

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: MU 248 Rincon


Attendees can sign up for the above sessions in Research Academy (ASURITE login required).

* Additional Sessions: Ad hoc outreach sessions can be set up and scheduled for specific classes or at satellite campuses if there is reasonable demand. Please contact us at to discuss scheduling additional outreach sessions.