GCU Research Integrity

When conducting research at GCU, there are requirements to make sure that you are in compliance. All GCU Researchers are required to complete the CITI Training. Any researcher seeking to use GCU data is required to apply for Site Authorization. GCU Researchers are required to apply for IRB Approval for each study. See links for more information and to complete programs/applications. By selecting the links on this page, you will be taken to to view official policies.


GCU requires all researchers to successfully complete research ethics training prior to applying for IRB approval. The CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) training programs involves web-based instruction in the ethics of research with human subjects. 

Researchers interested in conducting research with GCU students, staff and/or faculty must submit a Site Authorization Application describing the purpose and scope of the research, duration of the study, target population, impact on GCU operations and resources, data use and potential benefit to the University.

All researchers, including doctoral learners completing dissertations, and faculty, staff, and student researchers are required to obtain approval from the GCU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) in accordance with GCU's policy. 

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