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human subjects research training

CITI Training

All investigators, staff and students involved in Human Subjects Research are required to complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) human subjects online training program. This training is valid for a three-year period, after which time a refresher CITI course or additional training must be completed.

Key notes:

To meet the needs of the IRB, you must take the "Social-Behavioral-Educational Research (SBER)" course.

All members of the research team involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of the research are required to complete this training. IRB approval will not be granted for proposed research in which investigators have not completed the human research protections training. Investigators who have not completed the required training will be restricted from submitting any new research.

Instructions:

  1. To begin, visit the CITI program website
  2. Click "Register" to create an account
  3. When asked to select organization affiliation, manually type in “University of Massachusetts Lowell.” UMass Lowell should appear in the drop-down menu, which you should select as the option.
  4. Once an account is created, select “Human Subjects Research (HSR)” from the drop down courses menu, and then select the “Social-Behavioral-Educational Research (SBER)” course.

Once all modules in a course are marked as complete, CITI will automatically notify the UMass Lowell IRB.

Please contact CITI directly with any login questions.

Have you completed the CITI at another institution? If so, follow the steps below to receive credit for the modules completed within the past three years:

  1. Log into CITI as you normally would
  2. At the main menu, choose "Click here to affiliate with another institution"
  3. Select University of Massachusetts Lowell as your Organization Affiliation
  4. Back at the Main Menu, select University of Lowell Courses
  5. Select "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups"
  6. Select the relevant courses and submit
    • For human subjects training: select "Human Subjects Research (HSR)" from the drop-down courses menu. Then, select the "Social-Behavioral-Educational Research (SBER)" course.

Once all modules in a course are marked as complete, CITI will automatically notify the UMass Lowell IRB.

Contact CITI directly with any login or credit transfer questions.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

All investigators, staff and students who will be supported by NSF to conduct research are required to complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) online training program prior to commencing work on the project.