Cayuse HE- Help and Instructions

The HRPP has developed videos and screenshots to help investigators navigate the most common actions in Cayuse HE.

The HRPP can also assist researchers with navigating Cayuse HE upon request. Please email us at to set up a quick appointment via Teams or Zoom to answer your Cayuse HE questions.

Remote Advising by Appointment

The HRPP offers remote advising appointments to students and faculty with questions or concerns about their proposed or ongoing study or the IRB review process.

For graduate or undergraduate student projects, we encourage you to reach out early in the application process, but will gladly provide support at any point during the lifecycle of a study.

The HRPP does not review documents before these meetings. Please be prepared to ask questions and discuss your study plan. We encourage you to have your materials ready to share on-screen so that you can incorporate elements of the discussion into the application or related documents during the appointment.

To schedule advising appointments, please email us at Include a brief summary of your research study and a description of your questions, or what you wish to address during your appointment. If you wish to discuss an application that is under review or is already approved, please include the study number (e.g. 2024-123) and PI name in your email.

Upon request, HRPP Staff can deliver class presentations. To request a presentation, please email us at Describe who will attend the presentation and what you would like the presentation to include or cover.

Upon request, HRPP Staff can also deliver a workshop for groups of three or more faculty members on the following topics:

  • Navigating Cayuse HE
  • Completing an Initial Application or Modification submission
  • Drafting Consent Documents

To schedule a workshop or request a group training session, please email us at Describe who will attend the training, what you would like the training to address and anything else you wish for the training session to include.

Educational Resources for Investigators provided by the Office of Human Research Protections

OHRP is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They have created a list of resources to help investigators learn about and succeed in their role in protecting research subjects.

The research community has a responsibility to ensure that the treatment of human subjects in research meets the highest ethical standard. Recognizing this responsibility, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires NIH funding recipients to certify training in the ethical use of humans in research. Endorsing the goals of such training, the OSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires education in the protection of human research participants for all researchers conducting research with human subjects, not just those receiving NIH funding.

All study team members should complete the required ethics training prior to submitting an IRB application. Research ethics training must be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished by completing the initial or refresher course offered by CITI.

If you have an OSU affiliation (faculty, staff, or student), you must use your OSU email address for the primary and institutional addresses in the CITI registration. Employees must use and students must use their ONID email address. Use of other OSU email variations or personal email addresses will prevent your training records from appearing in Cayuse HE.

OSU study team members

Complete and pass the appropriate CITI Course. Learners can do this by selecting Group 1 or Group 2 under Human Subjects Protection (not Responsible Conduct of Research). 

Non-OSU study team members

There are two training options:

  1. OSU CITI Course (Group 1 or Group 2), or
  2. Provide documentation of relevant training found acceptable by the IRB or ethics board at their home institution.

If a non-OSU study team member is unable to complete, or provide proof of completion, of the above described training (for reasons such as illiteracy or inability to use a computer) please contact the HRPP Office for additional options. Since CITI training is only offered in English. PIs with study team members needing ethics training presented in languages other than English should contact the HRPP Administrator to discuss a plan for providing training for those researchers.

All individuals conducting FDA-regulated studies of drugs or devices, or NIH-funded clinical trials

In addition to Group 1 or 2, complete and pass the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.

  • OSU researchers can do this by logging in to CITI and add a course, selecting Group 5 (Drugs), Group 6 (Devices), and/or Group 7 (NIH-funded clinical trials) under Human Subjects Protection.
  • Non-OSU study team members must complete GCP training through their home institution or they can add an OSU affiliation to their CITI account and then complete these courses.

Renew training

Research ethics training must be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished by completing the initial or refresher course offered by CITI