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IRB – Mandatory Training

Velos Training

Completion of training is required prior to obtaining access to Velos. See our tip sheet for guidance on self-registering for this course. Upon completion of the training, you will receive information about making a Tivoli request for system access. You can work with your department's trusted requestor if you have any questions about this process. Please do not submit your Tivoli request prior to completing the required training.

CITI Training

As part of the IRB protocol approval process, all investigators engaged in research with human subjects are required to complete and maintain valid human subjects’ protection training through the CITI Program.

Mandatory training for research and research staff conducting human subjects research:

  • Human Subjects Training (Biomedical and/or Behavioral) – every 3 years

Mandatory training for researchers and research staff conducting clinical trials (in addition to Human Subjects Training):

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course – every 3 years (A clinical trial is a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.)


CITI Registration Instructions:

Log on to CITI www.citiprogram.org and click Register

Step 1 – Select Your Organization Affiliation. Type University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Step 2 – Select University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (SSO)

Step 3 – Check the boxes that you agree terms and then choose Continue to SSO Login/Instructions

Step 4 – Sign in with your UTMB credentials.

Step 5 – Follow the CITI prompts and when registration is complete you will see the appropriate UTMB required courses in your assignments. Please remember to print your completed certificate for your records.


Conflict of Interest and Disclosures

All investigators engaged in research with human subjects are required to complete and maintain annual conflict of interest disclosures. Additional information can be found at Research Compliance – Conflict of Interest