IRB & ERC Training

CITI mandatory online training

All investigators, co-investigators, research assistants or advisors/sponsors (for student or outside researchers) must complete online training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). One course in human research is required. Other courses or individual modules may be required if applicable. See our Mandatory Training Policy for details.

Classroom training

The Director of Human Participants Protection and Research Compliance is available to present to classes on topics such as human research ethics, submission requirements, and/or the use of IRBNet. Please contact to schedule a presentation based on your needs.

IRBNet tutorial videos

We offer IRBNet Tutorial Videos, which we have customized for Marywood University. The brief tutorials last anywhere from one to four minutes and demonstrate specific tasks within the system. They also coordinate with sections of our IRBNet Written Instructions.  Please contact or call 570-348-6211, x. 2418 for the password to access the videos.

IRBNet training workshops

Visit the IRB's homepage for announcements about IRBNet workshop offerings. We will also announce upcoming dates on faculty and student email list-serves, and will make an effort to directly inform faculty members who teach research courses.

Track Changes: instructions Document, tutorial video, and workshops

As the IRB and ERC require that all modifications to research submissions must be tracked in word processing software, we offer both Tracking Instructions and a Tutorial Video about how to apply this feature in Microsoft Word. Please contact or call 570-348-6211, x. 2418 for the video's password.

Alternatively, you may contact the Help Desk in User Support Services to arrange one-on-one training or inquire about its workshop offerings.

Please note that if your personal computer does not have a full version of Microsoft Word with the tracking feature, all computer labs on campus and at satellite locations are equipped with full versions of the program and allow tracking to be enabled.