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Institutional Review Board

Dr. Karen Fasanella
& Dr. Patricia McQuade

Phone: (973) 290-4377


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Before submitting a proposal to the IRB, the researchers must complete ONE of the online certifications:

  1. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    The NIH certification focuses on biomedical research. SEU nursing students, as well as many nutrition students, will find NIH training most relevant.; or,
  2. The Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI) sponsored by the University of Miami.
    The CITI certification focuses behavioral/social research. SEU students in business, education, and the social sciences will find this option most relevant.

Student researchers are encouraged to discuss which option is appropriate with their professor.

After you have completed your certification, you should download a copy of your certification, retain a copy for your records, and submit a copy with your Submission Form to the SEU IRB.

Both the NIH and CITI online certifications contain several modules. You must complete a module's quiz at one session, but you do not need to take all of the quizzes at one time. If you choose to do the CITI course, be sure to select the basic course.

Your scores on each quiz are stored in your account and after you have completed all of the quizzes, you can obtain your score. Do not be concerned if you get a message after the initial quizzes that you have failed. You need to complete all of the quizzes in order to receive a passing grade and become certified.

You may take each quiz as many times as you like to improve your score.

Click on the new user's button and then scroll down to Saint Elizabeth University on the menu of institutions. Be sure to use a name as you would like it to appear on your certificate.