Training for Research with Human Subjects
Human subjects' training must be renewed every two years, i.e., before the two-year anniversary of the investigator's most recent human subjects in research training. The online refresher course provided by CITI takes approximately one hour to complete. The completion report for the refresher will be due at the time of expiration. CITI provides a 90-day reminder and the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will provide a 30-day reminder on expiration dates. Once training has expired, for any investigator, approvals/exemptions will be administratively withdrawn until training is updated.
CITI is a web-based ethics training course for those conducting research with human subjects. All principal investigators, co-investigators, and study personnel must complete CITI training with a minimum score of 90 percent. The course may be re-taken as many times as necessary to obtain a 90 percent average overall. Investigators can re-enter the modules with their lowest score and re-take the associated quizzes to reach a score of 90 percent.