Research & Faculty

Summer Research Fellowship Program

Participation Policy

Phase 1, M1, M2, P1 and P2 students in good standing may participate in the ORSP’s Summer Research Fellowship Program.

M3, M4, P3 and P4 students who have completed their clerkships and have no conflict with their electives, may participate in the ORSP’s Summer Research Fellowship Program.

A M4 and P4 student must have written documentation of the time permitted to complete the summer project.

If the project is to cross-over into any elective time, the student must obtain written approval of the elective director indicating the time frame that will be allotted to the fellowship project.

The project investigator will have to approve the plan.

Special requests will be considered if it is arranged and approved in advance.

Program Requirements

Prior research experience is not required for research projects. However, research experience may be a factor for selection for a specific project and will be up to the discretion of the individual project investigator.

Students are required to complete all applicable training prior to beginning their research projects. Required training will be determined by the project investigator.

All students are required to complete the online Collaborative Institute Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research – Social-Behavioral-Educational Module Certificate. If you have completed this training during the past three years you do not have to repeat it. You can provide a certificate of completion if you are selected for a fellowship.

Collaborative Institute Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research

All students who are selected for a summer research fellowship will be required to take the computerized on-line researcher course*You will not permitted to participate in any research without this certification.

CITI Program Course Description

Basic HSR modules are suitable for all persons involved in research studies involving human subjects, or who have responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to such research, including IRBs. These modules are typically assembled into a basic course, which is the learner’s first exposure to the content. Refresher modules, which can be assembled into refresher courses presented to learners at intervals defined by the institution, are designed to provide continuing education in human subject research issues. The standalone courses are intended for institutional/signatory officials, IRB administration (administrators, directors, coordinators, and other support staff), and IRB chairs.

HSR module topics include: basics of IRB regulations and the review process, assessing risk to subjects, avoiding group harms, conflicts of interest, cultural competence, FDA-regulated research, genetic research, HIPAA-regulated research, informed consent, international research, Internet research, IRB member responsibilities, IRB chair responsibilities, records-based research, research in schools, research with protected populations, research with vulnerable subjects, the role of the community member, unanticipated problems and reporting, and students in research.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion will be awarded. Send this certificate to Nona Hose, executive administrative assistant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at

Access the CITI Course

*If you have taken this training within the past year you do not need to repeat it. Please provide a copy of the completion certificate to Nona Hose in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office G-235 if you are selected for a fellowship.


Nona Hose
Phone: 330.325.6499