Human Research Protection Program

HRPP Education

Purdue University's Education Policy requires that all research personnel involved in the conduct of human subjects research take education for those research activities. Below are the two required elements of this training. Please refer to the Education Policy for further details.

Required Training

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)

Researchers involved in the use of human subjects are required to complete the CITI web-based education program in order to be certified as eligible to engage in human subject research at Purdue University. All researchers on an IRB protocol must complete the CITI training before the IRB protocol will be approved. Initial and continuing education (every 5 years) in human subject protections are required.

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)

Registration and Course Completion

Which CITI Course/Group do I take?


Nuts & Bolts Workshops - How to Navigate the IRB

Currently no workshops are scheduled.The workshop is currently not required in order for investigators to conduct research with human subjects. We are diligently working to make an online version available on our website. In the meantime, if you are interested in hosting a workshop for a group, please contact Kristine Hershberger, IRB Administrator kh@purdue.edu.

Additional Training (Optional)

NIH Training Requirement FAQ – For NIH funded research.

HIPAA Training – Recommended but not required for researchers who access private health information as defined under HIPAA regulations.