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The institutional policies require faculty researchers (as well as student investigators) who participate in a project involving the use of human subjects must complete the minimum institutional requirements for education to demonstrate knowledge of human subject research, including ethics. Certification must be renewed every three years.

The CITI Training (note: results are linked to UMass Dartmouth) is a comprehensive course that will take several hours to complete and is highly recommended for faculty who routinely perform human subject research, as well as for IRB members. Various modules are available, including ones for international research and renewal certificates.

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