Arkansas Community Researcher Training (ArCRT)

VideoArkansas Community Researcher Training (ArCRT), a new human subjects training video, is available for community members working in partnership with UAMS faculty researchers.

The online ArCRT is a community-friendly course that was produced as an alternative to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training. ArCRT is intended for community partners without a science background. Community partners who are also physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and anyone in a health care/scientific position, should complete CITI training.  Human subjects training is required by the UAMS IRB and federal research funding agencies.

Investigators can view the training via UAMS Blackboard. Sign in with your UAMS login and click on “My Communities.” In the search field, type “Arkansas Community Researcher Training.”

Community partners can access the training at

Click on “Create Account” and fill out the form. In the search field, type “Arkansas Community Researcher Training.”

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For questions or assistance, contact Kim Givens,, 501-686-6879.

ArCRT was produced by the Translational Research Institute (TRI), UAMS Office of Research Compliance, UAMS Communications and Marketing, and  UAMS Office of Educational Development. ArCRT was funded in part by TRI and its Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.