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  • Citi training

    • Required modules to choose as applicable to the research project:

      • Biomedical Research (application involves exercise protocols or medical procedures)
        • Biomedical Research – Student Researchers (ID: 4483)
        • Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel (ID: 4354)
      • Social and Behavioral Research (Applies to most Texas State research)
        • Social and Behavioral Research (ID: 4481)
        • Social and Behavioral Research Students (ID: 4484)
      • Good Clinical Practice (required supplemental courses available for Clinical Trials)
        • GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research (ID: 155777)
        • GCP for Clinical Investigations of Devices (ID: 155775)
        • GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus) (ID: 155774)
        • GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus) (ID: 155776)


      Strongly encouraged:

      • COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020) – projects involving in person research activities
        • COVID-19: An Introduction (ID 20080) 29-minute video
        • COVID-19: Prevention Strategies (ID: 20081) 1-hour video
        • COVID-19 Moving Forward (ID: 20082) 12-minute video


      Additional video within this module to complete:

      • COVID-19 Human Subjects Research (ID: 20083) 5-minute video


      Optional courses available as applicable to research project:

      • Researcher/FERPA (IPS) (ID: 155900)
      • Researcher/Health Privacy (IPS) (ID: 155899)
      • Engineering student supported by NSF, NIH, or USDA funding (ID: 40315)
      • Investigators, Staff and Students (ID: 18738)
      • NON-MANDATED OPTIONAL RCR curriculum (*Does not fulfill federal RCR Mandate*) (ID: 40319)
      • Post Grad supported by NSF, NIH, or USDA funding (ID: 40318)
      • Undergraduate student supported by NSF, NIH, or USDA funding (ID: 40314)
    • Texas State subscribes to the nationally recognized Human Subject protection training program offered by CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). Curriculum content is provided by well-known experts and is updated regularly. The CITI program is available online 24 hours a day, and applicants can save their progress, log in and out of modules, and finish courses at their own pace.

      The Texas State University curriculum consists of a number of modules containing lessons and short multiple-choice quizzes used for various training requirements (IRB, IACUC, Biosafety, and Conflict of Interest). Content will vary somewhat between faculty level and student level courses. Additional modules or optional courses available within a module can be added by the researcher allowing each researcher to customize their account for specific researcher needs. Information on how to add courses are referenced in CITI’s Updated Guide to Getting Started Video. IRB applicants, sponsoring faculty, CO-PIs, and key personnel are required to complete CITI training at the time of application submission to the IRB.


      Step 1: Log in to the  CITI Program website. Select “My courses” to gain access to the Log in page. First time users should view CITI’s Updated Guide to Getting Started Video.

      • Texas State affiliated researchers select “Texas State University SSO” and use your active Texas State net ID and password to log in.
      • Non-Texas State affiliated researchers register and create your own username and password. Contact the IRB to determine if an alternative ethics training course is acceptable if you do not have a CITI account with their institution.


      Step 2: If creating a new account or adding a new course you will be presented with a series of questions or options to enable you to enroll in the Learner Group appropriate to your interests or your role in Human Subject Research / Lab-Animal Welfare or other curriculum selected by your institution.

      • Select the appropriate selection to Question 1 – Protection of Human Subjects Research Course. Most researchers will need to select the Social Behavioral researcher option. If your project involves an exercise protocol or medical procedures (EEG, blood draws,etc.) the Biomedical Researcher is more appropriate.
      • You should skip any remaining questions if they do not apply to you (working with animals) or select take at a later time if available. The course(s) you are enrolled in depends only on your answers to the "Select Curriculum" questions. New curriculum courses can be added at any time when you select “add a course” under Learner Tools


      Step 3: You should have successfully been enrolled at a minimum in one of the following modules: Social Behavior Research or Biomedical Research

      • The module assigned should be specific to your level (student or not student). Documentation of certificate of completion of one of the assigned modules are required at the time of IRB submission. You may print/save a copy of the completion certificate for your own records.  
      •  If you have questions about the course module assigned to you based on the questions you answered during account registration you can contact the Research Integrity and Compliance IRB division by email.


      Texas State University’s Assurance with the federal Office of Human Research Protections requires that the University provide an education program in Human Subjects Protection. Completion.  CITI training is required for Texas State faculty and students applying to the IRB, faculty advisors supervising student applicants, and all key personnel listed at time of submission.

      • At any time learners can access their own password, log in ID, and training records directly from CITI.
      • The CITI Program support staff can be reached at 888.529.5929 or by e-mail at
      • CITI phone support is available 8:30 am - 7:30 pm, U.S. Eastern Time, Monday - Friday.
  • An additional mandatory training is being required for all researchers interacting with minors. Complete the Child Protection training which is valid for 3 years. This training does not replace the existing CITI training which contains a minor population lesson. Questions about training should be directed to



    Children and Minors on Campus Texas State website

    Reporting Abuse of Minors and Training Policy UPPS 01.04.41

  • We are available to discuss your specific research project Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30.

    You can walk in to our office at any time and are located at:
    JC Kellam Building Room 489
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    Texas State University
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, Tx 78666

    To Schedule an appointment you can contact:
    Monica Gonzales at 512-245-2334 or via email at

  • You can request a presentation by our staff for your class or group by contacting Monica Gonzales at 512-245-2334 or via email at

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