Community Involvement in Research Training

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my institution have to pay to use CIRTification?

No, CIRTification is free. However, we do ask that you acknowledge the program appropriately in any presentations or advertisements . We would also really appreciate your feedback!

Why do I have to provide my name and email address to download CIRTification materials?

We are interested in knowing who is using our curriculum and how they are using it. We will only contact you by email regarding your use of and feedback on the curriculum. We may solicit information on how you have used the materials or request collaboration or input on future activities.

How do I contact the author of CIRTification?

Emily Anderson can be reached at will respond to your email within 3 business days.

I am having difficulty convincing my IRB to accept CIRTification. Can you help me with this?

Please see these materials:
For Human Research Protection Program Administrators
What Makes CIRTification Unique?
Promoting Acceptance of CIRTification by your Institution
Institutions Currently Using CIRTification
If you have shared all this information with your IRB or human subjects protection program administrators and they will not accept CIRTification, please contact us at We want to know and may be willing to help.

Do you offer CIRTification Facilitator Training Workshops?

We are in the process of developing a Facilitator Training program. Please email for specific details.