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Human Subjects Training

Complete the training as directed on this page before submitting an application for review.

All research personnel, including faculty, staff, subcontractors, students, research supervisors, and unaffiliated investigators, must successfully complete training prior to conducting human subjects research at Western Carolina University.

WCU's training is offered through the CITI Program, which may be accessed at

Please note: Both the Social/Behavioral Research course and the Biomedical Research course will satisfy the training requirement. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course will not meet the training requirement.

The training requirement must be renewed every FIVE years. CITI will send an automated training renewal e-mail to each individual investigator when their training is about to expire. Investigators must have a current certification on file as a condition of study approval.


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