CITI Training Overview
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. CITI Training is free to GCU researchers and requires approximately 10-15 hours to complete. Researchers must submit completion reports for the Basic Research Course and the Responsible Conduct of Research Course as part of the IRB application in IRBNet. Training certification remains in effect for five years.