Training & Outreach

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In support of scientifically sound and ethical conduct, and to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements, Research Integrity requires training in human subject research and funding-specific responsible conduct of research, when applicable.

Human Research Protection Training

Training will help researchers and others involved in human research

  • Understand the relevant issues at play in human subjects research
  • Formulate studies with the intent of upholding the social contract with research participants and with the perspective of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in mind

Anyone working on a study involving human participants is required by the University to complete THOR or CITI.

About THOR:

Training for Human Research Oversight Responsibilities (THOR) is comprised of modules that include detailed content, images, supplemental materials such as case studies, and a quiz. Learners may complete the modules at their own pace. Each module varies in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete the module based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. In general, modules can take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. The modules cover the historical development of human subject protections, as well as current regulatory information and ethical issues. Additional modules cover topics related to human research protections, including cultural competence, advanced issues in informed consent, and population-specific content. THOR was developed and reviewed by human research experts to help organizations and individuals understand human subjects research protections and fulfills the human research protection training requirement. Training is valid for five years with renewal required by the Human Research Protection Program accrediting body, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). THOR modules are accessible for individuals with sight and hearing impairment and offer review of the content in close-captioned video, audio and written text.

Training for Human Research Oversight Responsibilities (THOR)

For non-clinical researcher appointments

Enrollment information for University faculty, staff and students:

  1. Go to WebCampus and log in as you normally do to access courses with your NetID/Password.
  2. While logged into WebCampus, open the IRB training course at in a new tab or window in the same browser.
  3. You should then see a link to complete the enrollment without having to re-enter your username and password.

Contact Research Integrity for enrollment assistance if you do not have a University netID/Password.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

For clinical researcher appointments

CITI Group 2: Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel Group

See the Research Integrity human research training page for more details on how to enroll.

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Additional Training

Please refer to Research Integrity Policy 21 for the human subjects training requirements for researchers, Research Integrity staff and IRB members.

Sponsor-Required Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Specific training is required for certain funded projects.

CABNR Researchers in Health Lab
Public Health Service Training

For Public Health Service (PHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded grants.

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National Science Foundation Training

For anyone working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project.


Research Integrity offers a variety of outreach opportunities for the University and Northern Nevada communities. The purpose of the outreach program is to develop a collaborative culture for our research community, investigators and participants alike, based on information and connection. Opportunities include:

  • One-on-one appointments to assess protocol development needs
  • IRBNet assistance
  • Invited presentations in classrooms, labs, faculty meetings, etc.
  • Informal “Coffee Talk” sessions in units or departments
  • Dialog and a Movie annual film and discussion presentations
  • Distinguished scholars speaking engagements

Schedule an outreach service using the form below.