The university, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and individual investigators share a collective
responsibility to ensure that research involving recombinant DNA is guided by the highest ethical standards
and is conducted in compliance with federal, state and university regulations governing such research.
To assist the IBC and investigators in meeting these requirements, the OVPR maintains an institutional subscription
to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a resource of online training modules that provides
Baylor investigators convenient access to comprehensive and regularly updated human subjects research guidance.
The Baylor IBC requires that all investigators in BSL1 labs or BSL2 Labs complete CITI training before submitting protocols to the IBC.
Many additional training modules are available to investigators through the CITI website. The Board encourages
investigators to access these modules as you see fit to facilitate your own research or instruction, and to use
them as a resource in your teaching and mentoring of student investigators.