Saint Joseph’s University subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) research compliance courses to fulfill SJU’S educational requirements. Please read the requirements section below to identify the training you are required to complete.
Training in Responsible Conduct of Research
All SJU faculty members, staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involve in research are required to complete the CITI RCR training within six weeks of initiating their research. RCR training certificate will be valid for four years. SJU researchers are required to take a refresher CITI RCR training course every four years.
Training in the Protection of Human Subjects
All SJU faculty members, staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in human subjects research as key personnel must complete the Basic Course in the protection of human subjects prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of their protocol. Key personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and research personnel who interact directly with human subjects or who have access to private information related to human subjects during the course of a research project. Key personnel also include faculty advisors who provide direct oversight of research with human subjects or research using private information about human subjects. Certificate of completion of the basic course is valid for three years. Key personnel of human subjects research protocols must complete a refresher course every three years.
Training in the Care and Use of Animals
All SJU faculty members, staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in animal care, use or treatment must complete the CITI training in the care and use of animals prior to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval of their protocol.
Training in Conflict of Interest
All investigators engaging in research related to any Public Health Service (PHS) funded grant or contract, are required to complete the CITI training in Conflict of Interest (COI). In addition, the ORS may require individuals to complete this course on a case-by-case basis. Individual training requirements may be based on the nature of an existing conflict; non-compliance with SJU’s Conflict of Interest Policy; or non-compliance with a Conflict of Interest management plan. COI training certificate will be valid for four years. SJU researchers are required to re-take the CITI COI training course every four years.