Community Involvement in Research Training

For IRB/Human Research Protection Program Administrators

CIRTification is tailored to the unique needs of community research partners. It is interactive, relevant to the research roles of community partners, and focused on skills-building. The curriculum considers community partners' limited experience with research, addresses research ethics and responsible conduct of research issues in plain language, and uses real-world examples.

Ideally, CIRTification will not only teach community research partners about the importance of protecting research participants, it will also empower them to be active contributors to their respective research teams.

Following the recommended 3-hour lesson plan format ensures fidelity to the curriculum learning objectives. The content is comparable to that covered in standard training programs. For a comparison between content covered in CIRTification and the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program), Click here

At this time, there is unfortunately no online or "self-study" version of CIRTification.