Research and Economic Development

Researcher Education and Training

All UNLV researchers are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course on “The Protection of Human Subjects” before a research protocol can be accepted for review by the IRB. This includes principal investigators, student investigators, and research team members.

Required CITI Training

The CITI Protection of Human Subjects education program consists of a basic course prepared for researchers conducting social/behavioral or biomedical research. Although researchers may not find all required modules to be directly applicable to their research, the CITI modules will provide a basic overview of human subjects research history/ethics and current research issues.

UNLV requires that researchers complete all modules appropriate for their type of research. Researchers focused on social and behavioral science must complete the CITI Social/Behavioral Research Course Modules. If they are conducting research in connection with the Veterans Administration (VA), the VA module must also be completed. Researchers focused on biomedical science must complete the CITI Biomedical Research Course Modules. Researchers will be required to read the Belmont Report and the conflict of interest in human subjects research information as well.

An accumulated CITI course score of at least 75% or better is required to successfully complete the course.

Those who have completed the CITI training need not complete it again for five years.

UNLV Training

Additional UNLV training is available from the ORI – Human Subjects staff at various times during the year, including:

  • CyberIRB Training

    Training on CyberIRB®, the electronic system for submission of protocols, will be conducted at various times throughout the year. Those interested in attending should contact the ORI – Human Subjects.
  • Workshop and Open House Schedule

    Workshops on a wide range of topics will be conducted at various times throughout the year. Those interested in attending should contact the ORI – Human Subjects. The ORI-HS staff will also offer open houses, typically on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. At the open house sessions, researchers can bring specific questions to be answered by experienced ORI – Human Subjects staff members.

Spring 2013 Open House Schedule

The Office of Research Integrity - Human Subjects' staff will be available to answer questions. Just drop by the offices located in FDH 325-328 during these hours:

Date Time
February 1 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 15 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
March 1 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 15 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
April 5 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 19 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
May 3 10 a.m.-12 p.m.