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Protection of Human Subjects in Research

Required Training - CITI Program

How to Determine CITI Training Status OR Obtain CITI Training Certificates

At UVa, investigators/key personnel involved in human subject research are required to take CITI online training once every three years.

NOTE: 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. (See detailed instructions below.)

Directions for completing CITI training:

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

  1. Go to CITI's website:
    www.citiprogram.org


  2. Register for CITI if needed. To do this, on the CITI home page, click on the “Register” button located in the blue log-in box to the right of the homepage and complete registration steps 1-7.

    • Step 1: From the drop down list labeled "Participating Institutions", choose "University of Virginia."

    • Step 2: Enter your first and last name along with your email address.

    • Step 3: Choose a username, password, and security question for your account.

      Username:

      If you have a UVa computing ID, use this as your CITI user name (example=jmg5b). If your UVa computing ID is only 3 letters, then add an “@” to the end (example=abc@), as CITI requires that your user name be at least 4 characters long.

      If you do not have a UVa computing ID, use your LAST NAME FIRST INITIAL with no spaces as your CITI user name (example= JeffersonT).


      Password:

      Your password should consist of 8 to 12 characters. Write down your CITI user name and password so you don't forget them.


      Security Question:

      This question will be used to assist in the recovery of your account if you have forgotten your username or password.   Please select a question that is applicable to you and you can comfortably answer for the tech support team

    • Step 4: Collects demographic information. All information is voluntary. Use the blue information question marks for more information on specific categories.

    • Step 5: Asks about Continuing Education credits (to which you may answer "no").

    • Step 6: 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.

    • Step 7: 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.

  3. Log onto CITI (you will need your CITI user name and password) 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.

 

Revised: 09/06/13