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Recommended Training for TTU Researchers

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Colleges, departments and organizations may request a Cayuse IRB training session for faculty, staff, and/or students. Please contact the HRPP office to schedule training at 806-742-2064 or email us at HRPP@ttu.edu.


The TTU Institutional Review Board recommends that all researchers complete a training course in conducting research with human subjects.

Required Training for NIH Researchers

TTU researchers who serve as Principal Investigators or Key Personnel on applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must complete human subjects protection training. Here are NIH's descriptions:

Completion of the NIH or CITI training courses below fulfills the NIH education requirement for research with human subjects. Print your completion certificate (paper or PDF) and submit it to the Office of Research Services as your NIH documentation.

Training Courses

  1. NIH Training: National Institutes of Health. http://phrp.nihtraining.com
    1. Website training for social and behavioral sciences research with human subjects.
    2. If you choose to complete the NIH training course, you must retain copies of your training records. TTU personnel do not have access to Completion Certificates from NIH.
  2. CITI Training: Collaborative Institutional Training Institute.  www.citiprogram.org
    1. New Users: If you are a new user, select "New Users Register Here"
    2. Select Texas Tech University as your institution affiliation
    3. Select "Human Subjects Training"
    4. Questions? Contact ResearchIntegrity@ttu.edu or hrpp@ttu.edu.

Note: For TTU personnel collaborating with TTUHSC: You should create CITI affiliations with both TTU and TTUHSC so that both institutions can access your completion data. To do this, log on to your current CITI Training. Click on "Affiliate with another institution" and complete the required fields. Once dual affiliation is established, completion data from both institutions should be visible on your CITI training page. Please note that TTUHSC requires additional modules beyond those in the TTU Human Subjects Training Course. However, with dual affiliation, modules required by both institutions only need to be completed one time.

Texas Tech Banner FERPA Online Training. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/FERPA_Online_Trn/Default.aspx

This training will help you understand your responsibilities as a faculty or staff member who has access to student records.

The HRPP staff also is available for presentations to academic classes, organizations and faculty meetings. Contact the HRPP staff at (806) 742-2064 or email HRPP@ttu.edu to arrange a time.