Attention all faculty, staff, and students:
SHSU subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for IRB, IACUC, Conflicts of Interest, and Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) ethics training.
ALERT TO ALL NEW FACULTY: If you are coming from another university that required the CITI training, you are still required to complete this training for SHSU. This is a strict requirement, because we will offer a different curriculum than your previous institution. Please contact Sharla Miles with any questions. Thank you.
In accordance with the final rule issue in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), SHSU's Academic Policy on COI in Research is now publically accessible for review.
There is now available on the CITI website a general course in Conflict of Interest (COI) training. Please click on the following link to navigate to the CITI website to begin this course: Conflicts of Interest Mini Course.
There is now available on the CITI website a general course in the Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training. PIs conducting research that DO NOT involve the use of Human Subjects or Animal Subjects are required to take this course. Please follow this PowerPoint instructional aid to register for and complete this training: CITI Training - RCR
In conjunction with the federally mandated Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Protection of Human Subjects Committee (PHSC) works to assure the protection of human research participants and to ensure SHSU's compliance with the laws and regulations governing human subject research. Any human subject research conducted by SHSU faculty, staff or students must be reviewed and approved prior to being initiated. Also, any other party wishing to conduct research using SHSU employees or students as subjects must secure authorization prior to recruiting participants.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides oversight to any projects or research involving animals. Links to the certification and to the internal forms are on the following pages. Certification is required before any research involving animals can begin, and a completed form must be presented for the committee’s approval.