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UIC CIRTification Users

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The UIC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects’ (OPRS’s) IRB chairs have endorsed CIRTification training for UIC’s community partners.

View the process for obtaining CIRTification IRB approval at UIC below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: CIRTification is NOT an alternative to the CITI training courses required for all UIC faculty, staff and students conducting human subjects research.

Please contact the Assistant Director of Education at OPRS, Charles “Chuck” Hoehne at:, or OPRS at:, for information on how to obtain IRB approval for the use of CIRTification as a human subjects training program for engaged community research partners.

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When acknowledging the use of CIRTification, please use the following language:

We acknowledge use of CIRTification training in human research protections from the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), which is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health, through Grant Award Number UL1TR002003.