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.
Announcements to all faculty, staff, and students:
(1) In an attempt to facilitate navigation through the SHSU IRB Form System, User Documentation is posted on the Instruction Manuals, Training, and Policies portion of this website.
(2) IRB Reviewer Worksheet - This "rubric" was prepared to facilitate the PI's completion of an IRB application.
(3) The SHSU in-house IRB application system is located on the Application portion of this website. If you have questions about other forms of supporting documentation or general questions regarding the new IRB process, please email Sharla Miles.
Required Training–CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects
This training must be completed by all SHSU faculty/staff members submitting an application to the IRB, or who are supervising students submitting an IRB application, and by all students submitting an IRB application. The link for the CITI website is in the Certification and Compliance section of this website. Instructions for adding this course is available on the Instructions page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sharla Miles.
The CITI training is completely web-based and self-paced. It consists of a number of course modules followed by short multiple-choice quizzes. Modules do not have to be completed in one sitting. Applicants register themselves, can access their records at any time, request new passwords, and print out their own completion report. Course curriculum for SHSU students is Social and Behavioral Research Students and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. Course curriculum for SHSU faculty is Social and Behavioral Research (for faculty) and also takes about 3-4 hours to complete. It is not necessary for applicants to repeat the CITI course every time they submit an IRB application. The applicant’s completion report will remain on file with ORSP.