All Kenyon researchers, research advisers, IRB members, and others that work with or oversee research that involves human participants must complete the appropriate ethics and compliance training prior to starting this work. To accomplish this training, Kenyon offers several on-line research compliance courses through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.
The IRB will not process an application until the CITI program has been completed by the principal investigator and all others involved in the human subjects portion of the research study. Note, most courses require recertification every two-three years. (A shorter “refresher course” may be sufficient for recertification if expiration is recent.)