All individuals involved in conducting in human subjects research must complete a Lawrence-approved training course in order to be certified as a human subjects researcher.  In addition, all IRB committee members must complete training. The IRB will not process any new protocol applications until all members of the research team have completed the required training.

How do I complete the mandatory human subjects research training program?

CITI Program Training

Lawrence University provides human subjects research certification through the CITI Program.  To begin training you must first register for an account with the CITI Program.  Once you have an account and log in you will be asked a series of questions about the research you plan to conduct.  The CITI Program will then select the appropriate training modules for you.  The IRB strongly encourages students to complete of the Responsible Conduct of Research course in addition to the required Human Subjects Research course.

Click here to begin the CITI Program Human Subjects training.  You should register for an "Organizational Affiliation" account.  Your organizational affiliation is Lawrence University.

Click here for instructions on registering for CITI Program and navigating the site. 

Lawrence Legacy Training (obsolete as of June 9, 2021)

Before joining the CITI Program Lawrence University provided its own online training module.  This module is not nationally accredited and only accepted by the Lawrence University IRB, thus most researchers will choose to complete the CITI Program training, which is nationally accepted.  Researchers submitting protocols after June 9, 2021 must complete the CITI Program training, as the Lawrence University training will no longer be accepted.

Click here to take Lawrence University Research Ethics Training online