Sponsored Projects

Human Subjects Training (All Training is Free for WIU Affiliated Individuals) 

Undergraduate Class Project

Faculty, Graduate Students or Undergraduate Students working on an independent project (including Honor's projects)

*NIH no longer offers their Human Subjects training. WIU will accept NIH training certificates completed prior to September 26, 2018. As of September 27, 2018 all researchers are required to complete the CITI training basic course for Social Behavioral or Biomedical research. 

Details

Undergraduate Class Project:

Before students engage in research that involves human subjects at Western Illinois University they must complete   the mandatory Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules. Detailed instructions can be found at:

Faculty, Graduate Students, or Undergraduate Students working on an independent project (including Honor’s projects):

Before researchers engage in research that involves human subjects at Western Illinois University they must complete the mandatory Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules. 

Important: Upon completion of this training, the researchers will be able to print out a “Completion Certificate”. This certificate must be included as part of the protocol or on file in the Office of Sponsored Projects to be reviewed by the IRB. No protocol will be approved without this certification.

*NIH no longer offers their Human Subjects training. WIU will accept NIH training certificates completed prior to September 26, 2018. As of September 27, 2018 all researchers are required to complete the CITI training basic course for Social Behavioral or Biomedical research. 

If you have questions please contact:

Rebecca Van Tine, Compliance Specialist
Office of Sponsored Projects
Sherman Hall 320
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
IRB@wiu.edu
(309) 298-1191

Research conducted in cooperation with other agencies or organizations, e.g., University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Bridgeway, etc., may require review by those organizations’ IRBs and a letter of approval from the WIU IRB. For advice in such situations, please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects IRB Administrator at IRB-Administrator@wiu.edu.