Research Integrity Office
All Principal Investigators, all Co-Investigators, and all research staff are required to receive training regarding the protection of human research subjects prior to beginning any human research-related activities. This training will be verified prior to iRIS access being granted.
The course currently approved by TTUHSC is the web-based Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects administered by the University of Miami through the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI).
To begin the on-line course, go the following web site: www.citiprogram.org and select "Register for the Course." After selecting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as your institution, you will be directed to select a Username and Password. On the CITI registration page you will need to select "Biomedical Investigator Course Only"; you will then have access to the required modules.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download a course transcript. TTUHSC is also notified of your successful completion of the course. You will be required to achieve an overall score of at least 80% to successfully complete the course.
Every 3 years all investigators and research staff are required to renew their education training on the protection of human research subjects. The currently approved course is the Basic Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects administered by the University of Miami through the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) as described above. This course replaces the previous online NIH course and GCP video.
iRIS is an internet-based system utilized by TTUHSC IRBs to review and track research study information. iRIS may also be used by research staff to manage their studies. Refer to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/research/iRIS for more information.
This tool provides education on the responsible conduct of human research and protection of human subjects through a combination of interactive features. This CD-ROM is available through IRB Offices at each campus.
For training-related questions, please contact Virginia Smith at (806) 743-2991 or by email at Virginia.Smith@ttuhsc.edu.
You may also contact your local IRB Office:
- Amarillo (806) 354-5419
- El Paso (915) 545-0977
- Lubbock/Odessa (806) 743-4566