Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR)

Education

Protection of Human Subjects in Research


Required Training -

CITI Program

How to Determine CITI Training Status OR Obtain CITI Training Certificates


IMPORTANT NOTE:

*If you have a UVA computing id, please log in to CITI’s website using UVA Netbadge. You can do this by clicking on the link in step 1 of the instructions below. You can also choose the “Log In Through My Institution” option after clicking on the log in button on the CITI website (www.citiprogram.org).

*If you do NOT have a UVA computing id, please go to the CITI website (www.citiprogram.org) and click the login button to log in. Do NOT choose the “Log In Through My Institution” option

If you have previously taken CITI training at another institution, you must go to the CITI site, add UVa to your affiliations, and complete the UVa CITI Basic Course appropriate to your role in research.

Please make sure that your CITI user name is the same as your UVa computing id. This allows the UVa IRB database to effectively communicate with the CITI system to receive updated information about your training.

If you already have a CITI account in which your CITI user name is not the same as your UVA computing id, please create a new CITI account in which your CITI user name is the same as your UVa computing id. Complete your UVa training through this account. It is possible to merge your other CITI account(s) into this account by emailing the CITI system at support@citiprogram.org.

See detailed instructions below.

Directions for completing CITI training:

Refer to these instructions as you navigate CITI's registration process and training program.

  1. Login to CITI's website (UVA Netbadge):

  2. CITI asks about Continuing Education credits (to which you may answer "no").

  3. CITI asks about your role in research. At UVa, there are five groups for "Your Role in Research".  You must choose the one that most closely matches your role in research.

    NOTE: For Researchers submitting protocols to the IRB-HSR, you are required to complete IRB-HSR: ALL RESEARCH (the Basic Course) if you have never done so OR the IRB-HSR Refresher Course if you have previously taken the Basic Course.

    If you are both a Researcher AND an IRB Board Member, please take training for your work as a Researcher. In this case do NOT select the Group for IRB Board Member.

  4. CITI Enrolls you in CITI Program courses. These questions are set up based on institutional-specific courses. Please read each question carefully to ensure you are enrolled in the correct course.

    After selecting your courses you are given the opportunity to affiliate with another institution if needed.

    Check "YES" if you have ever taken CITI training to meet an IRB training requirement for another institution.  Check "NO" if you are not affiliated with any other institutions.

    NOTE: If you already took CITI training at another institution, please be sure to select "YES".  The CITI software will automatically recognize your multiple affiliations and "sum the curriculum" from your previous CITI training so you don't have to do a CITI module for UVa that you already done for another institution.

    If your registration is complete, click on Finalize Registration. Your learner account registration is now complete.

    You will receive an account validation email to the address provided in Step 2.

    After validating your account through your email address you will be able to access the Main Menu of your account.

  5. Login to CITI (UVA Netbadge) and complete your training.

    On the Main Menu page, click “University of Virginia Courses”.

    For courses which you have previously chosen, click on the course name to begin the course.

    Under “My Learner Tools for the University of Virginia”, choose “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” to enroll in additional CITI courses. 

    NOTE: For Researchers submitting protocols to the IRB-HSR, you are required to complete IRB-HSR: ALL RESEARCH (the Basic Course) if you have never done so OR the IRB-HSR Refresher Course if you have previously taken the Basic Course.

    If you are both a Researcher AND an IRB Board Member, please take training for your work as a Researcher. In this case do NOT select the Group for IRB Board Member.

    Each course is composed of several modules. You do not have to complete all of the modules in one sitting. The CITI program software will automatically save your progress and quiz scores. You will need to get a total of 80% of the quiz questions correct to pass the course. If you do not get a total of 80% of the quiz questions correct, then you may review the modules and retake the quizzes as many times as needed.

How do you know when you've successfully finished the CITI training requirement?

On the Main Menu page, click “University of Virginia Courses”.

For courses that you have successful completed, under the word "Status" it will say "Passed" and list your training completion date.

Under “My Learner Tools for the University of Virginia”, choose “View Previously Completed Coursework” to print out a completion certificate and to view your coursework history.

Once you complete training, the CITI Program website automatically sends your training completion date to the IRB's database at UVA. If you want to add your name to an existing/approved IRB protocol, follow these instructions:

IRB for Health Sciences Research: fill out and submit to the IRB-HSR the "Personnel Change Modification Form" located at www.virginia.edu/vpr/irb/hsr/forms.html.

IRB for Social/Behavioral Research: send an email to irbsbs@virginia.edu and describe the change. The subject line for the email should read "Update Protocol Information." Please include the protocol number and Principal Investigator in the email.

Need help?
If you are a health sciences researcher and you have questions about any of these instructions, please contact Robert Banks at 924-5152 or rjb3q@virginia.edu.

If you are a social, behavioral or education researcher and you have questions about any of these instructions, please contact Maizie Jackson at 243-2888 or mhj7v@virginia.edu.

Last Modified: Thursday, 26-Oct-2017 10:28:27 EDT