Brandeis University requires all student investigators (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc) to complete the human subjects training through the CITI Program before their IRB applications will be reviewed.


Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Training is an important part of our Human Subjects in Research program at Brandeis, and we are pleased to offer a convenient, customized online training program through the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Brandeis University requires all student investigators (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows) to complete the human subjects training through the CITI program before their IRB applications will be reviewed.

This training will cover a period of three years from the date of completion, after which time those students and postdoctoral fellows still engaged in human subjects research must complete the Refresher Training course, also offered through the CITI program.

CITI training program

Instructions for completing the CITI online training program

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

While Brandeis University requires student investigators (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows) to complete the human subjects training through the CITI program, the NIH Office of Extramural Research offers a Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course, as well.

This free, web-based tutorial presents information about protections for human participants in research and meets the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining NIH awards. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human participants. The PHRP is offered in both English and Spanish.

PHRP course

IRB Workshop Series

All students, staff, and faculty members are invited to attend these workshops, where participants will be guided through the steps of putting together an IRB application at Brandeis and have their specific questions answered.

Workshops fill up fast so an RSVP is required.

Email if you would like to reserve a seat.

All workshops will be held in the Goldfarb Library, Gardner Jackson Room.