Training & Outreach


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 Subject Research 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
Anatomy Lab Researchers
CITI Training

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

Choice #1 is for non medical appointments:  

NIH Office of Extramural Research/Protecting Human Research Participants;  

Choice #2 is for clinical medical appointments: 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) ethics training courses   

Lab Equipment in Division of Health Sciences
Additional Training

Please refer to RIO Policy 21 for the human subjects training requirements for researchers, RIO 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.