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Institutional policy requires that any faculty researcher (as well as student investigators) who participates in a project involving the use of human subjects must complete the minimum institutional requirements for education to demonstrate knowledge of human subject research, including ethics. Certification must be renewed every three years.

The CITI program is a comprehensive course that will take several hours to complete and is highly recommended for faculty who routinely perform human subject research, as well as for IRB members. (Note: Results are linked to UMass Lowell). Various modules are available, including ones for international research and renewal certificates. For faculty, staff, and students involved in human subjects research, you will want to “Register” first and create an account. When asked to select organization affiliation, manually type in “University of Massachusetts Lowell”, it should appear in the drop down menu, and then select is as the option.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.

The NIH Protecting Human Research Participants training course will no longer be available after September 26, 2018. Please complete the course and/or print your certificate by this date. As of September 27, 2018, NIH will be unable to provide access to the course or certificate.