Important Notes on the Resources
IRB Close-Out Form: The last step in the IRB process is submission of the IRB Close-Out Form by the principal investigator at the conclusion of the research project in accordance with federal regulations. The form is completed after the final defense and is submitted as part of the final dissertation paperwork required before degree conferral. For other research activities, it is submitted at the conclusion of the research project. Submission is the responsibility of the principal investigator and faculty research supervisor.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI): Prior to applying for IRB certification, each principal investigator must complete the required CITI modules and document successful completion as part of his or her application. Westcliff University faculty are also required to complete the CITI modules necessary for their status as a chairperson or member for a dissertation, or for seeking IRB certification of the faculty member’s research project. The training must be renewed in 3-year intervals.