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

Education

Human Subject Research Protection Training

UVA faculty/staff/students must complete UVA CITI training (instructions below).

Collaborators at other institutions must provide documentation of human subjects research protection training completion required by their home institution.

What if you do not have a UVA computing id?

Before you complete training in the CITI program you MUST have a UVA computing id.

If you do NOT have a UVA computing id, go to Information Technologies Services (UVA Netbadge) to create a Netbadge account and obtain a computing id.

How do I create an account in CITI?

  1. Go to the CITI website (www.citiprogram.org)
  2. Click on Register, select the University of Virginia as your organization affiliation, and follow the steps
  3. One of the steps will require you to establish your CITI user name

YOUR CITI USER NAME MUST BE THE SAME AS YOUR UVA COMPUTING ID ex: (lu2eb). This allows UVA to communicate with the CITI system to receive training completion records.

What if you are transferring from another institution?

  1. Create a new CITI account by following the instructions above
  2. Send an email to support@citiprogram.org, provide them with your two CITI user names, and ask them to merge the old account into the new account

What if your CITI user name is not your UVA computing id?

  1. Create a new CITI account by following the instructions above
  2. Send an email to support@citiprogram.org, provide them with your two CITI user names, and ask them to merge the old account into the new account This is the link to the CITI page with instructions for merging two accounts: https://support.citiprogram.org/customer/en/portal/articles/163321-i-currently-have-two-learner-accounts-can-i-merge-them-into-one-citi-program-account-#read

Directions for completing training in CITI:

  1. Login to CITI's website (UVA Netbadge):
  2. Select the University of Virginia
  3. Click on LEARNER TOOLS
  4. Click on ADD A COURSE
  5. CITI asks about your role in research. Choose the role that most closely matches your role in research. Roles are dependent on the type of research you do (e.g. health sciences vs. social/ behavioral) and your role in the research process (e.g. researcher, IRB member).
    • Question 1: Human subjects research training requirement
      Note: For Researchers submitting protocols to the IRB-HSR, you are required to complete IRB-HSR Researcher Basic Course if you have never done so OR the IRB-HSR Researcher Refresher Course if you have previously taken the Basic Course.
    • Question 2: GCP training is an additional requirement for researchers involved in Full Board studies
  6. CITI will then provide you with a course link to applicable required and optional modules for you to take.

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

  1. On the Main Menu page, select University of Virginia
  2. Courses that you have successful completed will be listed under Completed Courses
  3. Click on VIEW-PRINT-SHARE to access the completion report and completion certificate for a given course
    NOTE: CITI Program website automatically sends your training completion date to the IRB's database at UVA.

Need help?

If you are a health sciences researcher:
please contact Robert Banks at 924-5152 or rjb3q@virginia.edu
If you are a social, behavioral or education researcher:
please contact Maizie Jackson at 243-2888 or mhj7v@virginia.edu