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Human Subjects Research Training Certification (CITI)

As of January 01, 2011, all Key Research Personnel (see definition below) engaged in human subject research must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training Program

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Human Subject Research Training

As of January 01, 2011, all Key Research Personnel (see definition below) engaged in humans subject research must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training Program prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application.

The prior NIH training certification will not be accepted after December 31, 2010, for any new Principal  Investigators of a study who have not had a protocol approved previously. The prior NIH training certificate will continue to be valid for any previously approved applications.

Key Personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, other investigators and research personnel who are directly involved in conducting research with study participants or who are directly involved with handling private information (example: patient's medical records and charts) related to study participants during the course of a research project. Key Personnel also include faculty sponsors who provide direct oversight of research with study participants or research using study participant's private information.

CITI instructional modules are organized by "learner groups"

Once you log on to the CITI website you will be prompted to select a learner group. Select the learner group that most closely reflects the main emphasis of your work.

Most users complete the training in approximately 4-6 hours. You are not required to complete the training all at once. You may stop and start at anytime; however, make sure that you complete the model you are working on so your scores are validated. Just remember your user name and password.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the CITI training requirements and how to access the training.

For questions, contact Marianne Volk at X6326.