Required Training

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 Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.

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

Choose the training that best describes the type of research you do (social and behavioral; existing data or specimens; or biomedical) as well as any of the special topics that apply to your research.

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

CITI Training Instructions

Additional Training Resources

While Brandeis University requires supervised researchers (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows) to complete the human subjects training through the CITI program, the National Institutes of Health 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 course is offered in both English and Spanish.

PHRP course