The Saint Leo IRB requires that all Principal Investigators and
faculty advisors include proof of research ethics certification
with their applications. Applications that do not include a current
certificate (see additional information below) for the PI and the
Faculty Advisor in the case of student applications, will be
considered incomplete and sent back to the PI without review.
All nationally-recognized certifications addressing the ethics
of research involving human subjects, such as the NIH or CITI
(Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) certification,
are acceptable. Institution-specific trainings are not. If you are
not sure whether your certification will qualify, please submit it
for review at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For members of the Saint Leo community who do not already have a
certification, or who need to renew a CITI certification, Saint Leo
University provides access to the CITI program, using your Saint
Leo username and a password of your choice. Please click here to access the site. In case of
technical difficulties with this site, please contact Margaret Snead.
Certification is valid for 3 years. For those taking the CITI
training, the basic training for Social and Behavioral sciences is
recommended. Applicants whose certification has expired should take
the refresher course and submit their updated certification with
Certification is valid for 1 year. Those taking the CITI
training need to register as “Student Researchers” to access the
student modules. Please note that the “Good Clinical Practice
Course” is not acceptable. Applicants whose certification has
expired should take the refresher course and submit their updated
certification with their application.