Human Subjects (CITI) Training
The protection of human subjects participating in research projects is essential to the ethical conduct of University activities. It is imperative that these projects be designed and conducted in a manner that:
- protects the integrity of the human subject, and
- is in accordance with applicable Federal Regulations and University policy.
CITI Course Training for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research
All investigators (including faculty, staff, and students) who are listed on a project with full access are required to complete, at minimum, the basic training module labeled Students Conducting No More Than Minimal Risk Research.
First-time users must register. You may use the link below to register and select the appropriate training module. The online training module will take approximately 20–30 minutes to complete. There is a ten-question multiple choice quiz at the end; you must earn at least a nine to pass. If needed, you may complete the training course in several sessions. Returning to the site requires signing in with your username and password.
Please refer to our CITI Step-by-step Instructions for more guidance, or feel free to use the abbreviated information below. Call our office for additional assistance at 487-2902.
- Click this link to register: CITI Login and Registration
- Click on the button labeled "Register"
- Under "Participating Institutions," select Michigan Technological University from the drop-down box
- Click continue
- Complete red asterisk fields on each of the pages and click continue until you reach step seven
- For human subject work, and a first-time user completing CITI training, you can choose the following module:
Students conducting no more than minimal risk research.
- Continue completing the required fields until you reach the last page, and then click the Complete Registration button.
If you select an incorrect module, you can correct it. See page 11 of the CITI Step-by-step Instructions for guidance.
- CITI completion reports can be obtained from the website once complete. See page 12 of the CITI Step-by-step Instructions for guidance. You will need to save your CITI Completion Report as a PDF to your computer. You will be asked to link this report from your IRBNet user profile when you build a study package in IRBNet.
Refresher Course Modules—Be Sure to Plan Ahead
Submitted research projects cannot be processed until the appropriate CITI modules have been completed by all full-access investigators or you will experience a delay in processing and approval determination.
Michigan Tech requires researchers take CITI refresher courses every two years. If you have NIH training, this will be valid up to two years from the time you completed the training. Refresher courses can take a considerable amount of time to complete. Log in and view the refresher modules that are available for the type of research work you conduct and be sure that the refresher modules are completed prior to the CITI expiration date.