Human Research Training

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The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) provides access to courses that are designed to be used by institutions and organizations to provide comprehensive training in a variety of areas such as Institutional Review Board (IRB), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and others.

Human Subjects Research Mandatory Training Requirements

CITI is the accepted human subjects protections training module at Florida Atlantic University. All Florida Atlantic researchers conducting research that involves human subjects must complete the CITI online training. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will not approve your application to conduct research involving human subjects if you have not completed this federally mandated training requirement.

Access and complete the CITI courses by following these steps:

  1. Access
  2. As a new user, you will need to click “Register Here” to register for the training course;
  3. Select "Florida Atlantic University" from the “Participating Institutions”;
  4. Create a unique username and password;
  5. Enter your personal information;
  6. Choose your curriculum. Select “Human Subjects Research (HSR)” and, if accessing PHI, “Information Privacy and Security (IPS)”;
  7. Choose the course. Select either Biomedical Research Investigators or Social & Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on your research focus and discipline.
  8. Complete all modules in the course(s) selected.
  9. Once completed, download a copy of your completion report.

CITI modules are available to all researchers affiliated with Florida Atlantic. Complete modules(s) applicable to your research. This may include more than one module. The following curricula and modules do not satisfy the requirement for human subjects research training at Florida Atlantic:

CITI Expiration

All CITI course offerings are on a three-year renewal cycle, at which time a refresher course must be completed. CITI sends course reminders and expiration notices. It is important to maintain current training to ensure research activities are not delayed.

Supplemental Training

IRB Overview Workshops are non-mandatory training that will guide researchers through the step by step process of which documents to submit to the IRB and how to use the submission portal. 

See the IRB Training Calendar and register for a workshop here.

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