CITI Courses in The Protection of Human Research Subjects

CITI Courses in The Protection of Human Research Subjects

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training CITI Courses in The Protection of Human Research Subjects

CITI Courses in The Protection of Human Research Subjects

Registration for CITI Basic Course in Human Research Protections

  • Registration for CITI Initial IRB Training Course
  1. Print these instructions for reference.
  2. Go to
  3. Click "Register" under Create an account.
  4. Step 1: Select your Organization Affiliation. Under "Search for organization: Enter full or partial name," begin to type "University of Alabama, Birmingham" and select this school.
  5. Step 2: Enter your name. Please enter your full name (no nicknames or shortened names). Use your address when asked for an email address. If you are not a student or employee, use your institutional email address (e.g.,, Using any other address, such as gmail or hotmail, may delay you receiving credit for your training.
  6. Step 3: Create your username and password: Create a username and password to use with the CITI system, and make a note of them.
  7. Step 4: Demographic Information: Please complete all applicable fields.
  8. Step 5: CME/CEU credits: Indicate whether you are applying for these credits. Note that these credits are not required by UAB. CME/CEU credits come, at a fee, from the University of Miami, not from UAB. Indicate whether you are willing to complete the course survey.
  9. Step 6: Member Information: Please complete all applicable fields.
  10. Step 7: Select Groups:
    1. Question 1, choose "IRB Initial Training (CITI Basic Course) - Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel" or "IRB Initial Training (CITI Basic Course) - Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel" as appropriate for your research areas. This is what registers you for initial IRB training.
    2. Question 2, leave blank unless you intend to complete ICH-GCP training also. ICH-GCP training is not accepted for initial or continuing IRB training.
    3. Question 3, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI US Export Control Regulations training also. Export Control training is not valid for IRB training.
    4. Question 4, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training also. RCR training is not training valid for IRB training.
  11. Click "Finalize registration." You will be brought to the CITI Main Menu. The initial training course you selected will be listed under the heading "Course." Click on the course name to begin.
  12. After completing the course, The Office of the IRB will be automatically notified.

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About this Course

  • Can you provide a course description?
    Yes: The CITI Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects include information for biomedical and social-behavioral researchers in the following areas:
    • Defining Research with Human Subjects
    • Basic Institutional Review Board (IRB) Regulations and Review Process
    • Informed Consent
    • Social and Behavioral Research for Biomedical Researchers
    • The Regulations and The Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Assessing Risk in Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Records-Based Research
    • Genetic Research in Human Populations
    • Research With Protected Populations - Vulnerable Subjects
    • FDA-Regulated Research.
    • International Research
    • Internet Research
    • HIPAA and Human Subjects Research
    • Conflicts of Interest in Research Involving Human Subjects
  • What does the course cover?
    During registration, you will choose the biomedical or behavioral course. Most of the required modules end with a quiz. You can change groups if your research interests change.
  • How long does it take?
    That depends on how quickly you read. Generally, 2-6 hours for the Basic Course (initial training) and 2 hours or less for the Refresher Course (continuing training). The course software records each module that you successfully complete, so you can do them all at once or in several sessions.
  • What are the most common errors people make?
    1) Completing the Refresher Course when they need the Basic Course. See Step 6 in the registration instructions.
    2) Not using their BlazerID as an email address, which complicates assigning credit.
  • How do I register?
    See the instructions above.
  • To change your username or password, affiliate with another institution, or search the CITI system, please see the FAQ page at CITI.
  • To retrieve a lost username or password when the CITI system does not recognize your e-mail address, you can e-mail the OIRB and we will try to retrieve them.

CME/CEU Credit for CITI Courses
Details and instructions from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.

CITI: How to Change Groups and Courses
August 15, 2007