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Training

Point Loma Nazarene University has chosen CITI Program as our training provider for all students, staff, and faculty who intend to submit a research proposal to the IRB. Starting Fall 2020, all researchers are required to submit a CITI Program Completion Certificate with their proposal before a review decision can be rendered. 

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Each researcher will complete a course that contains the following 6 training modules:

  • History and Ethics of Human Subjects Research
  • Belmont Report and Its Principles
  • Defining Research with Human Subjects
  • Informed Consent
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Students in Research

The course is expected to take approximately 4 hours to complete. Completion certificates are valid for 3 years, after which a refresher course will be required before submitting additional research proposals.