Initial CITI HSP Training for IRB Approval FAQs

 

 

1. How do I enroll in initial (basic) human subject training for IRB approval on the CITI website?

  • You may enroll initially from the Courses page after logging in to your account. Scroll to the bottom of your Courses page then click "Add a Course".
  • Add a course
  • In the next window, select the “IRB” menu, then click Next.
  • NOTE: Do not select the “RCR” menu, which offers Responsible Conduct in Research training options. RCR training does not meet the IRB Human Subject Protection training requirement. . 
  • Choose IRB
  • Select Human Subject Protection Training, then Next.
  • Choose HSP
  • Select Initial Human Subject Protection Training, then Next.
  • Choose Initial HSP Training
  • Select the appropriate training for your research, then Next
  • Choose appropriate training
  • You are directed back to your Courses page where it states you are now enrolled. 
  • Main Menu
  • Scroll down to "Courses Ready to Begin" and click Start Now to complete the Initial HSP training.
Courses Ready to Begin

 

 

2. The UK curriculum on CITI offers two course menus, IRB and RCR. Which do I choose to
    access Human Subject Protection (HSP) training for IRB approval?

  • To access HSP training required for IRB approval, select "IRB" and NOT "RCR" from the CITI curriculum page. RCR training does NOT meet the training requirement for IRB approval. RCR stands for Responsible Conduct in Research. RCR training required in order to receive grant funding from select agencies.

 

 

3. Who is approved to take the Limited HSP training on CITI?

  • Limited Initial HSP training is approved for personnel employed in the UK Survey Research Center (SRC). If you are not employed by the SRC or conducting research in that capacity, the Limited Initial HSP training will NOT count towards the HSP mandate. In rare cases, approval may be granted for individuals with a protocol specific role that limits involvement in the conduct of the research. This requires special permission from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Contact ORI at 859-257-9428 or 859-323-2446 with questions.

 

 

4. I took the CITI Limited HSP training by mistake. Will I have to retake the modules I completed?

  • If you have completed the Limited HSP training, CITI records the modules you have completed. Therefore, you will not have to re-take the modules that are in both the Limited and full Initial HSP course. When you enroll in the full initial training, the modules you previously took should show up as complete.

 

 

5. I took the CITI Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) course. Will that count for IRB approval?

  • No, if your intent is to complete IRB human subject protection training, be sure to select "IRB" from the CITI curriculum page.
  • Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training covers topics integral to the preparation and development of current and future scientists in all areas of research (not just human subjects). It is a requirement of certain funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). For information on the RCR training or requirement, see the RCR question under the Other Training FAQs.

 

 

6. I took the CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course. Will that count for IRB approval?

  • No. For IRB approval, you must complete human subject protection (HSP) training. GCP training is offered as an optional course that users may choose to take in addition to HSP training. GCP is an excellent training for those involved in the conduct of clinical research trials. Some industry sponsors of clinical trials require research staff to be trained in GCP guidelines. The CITI GCP course is one option for obtaining GCP training.

 

 

7. I took the CITI HIPAA course. Will that count for IRB approval?

  • No. For IRB approval, you must complete human subject protection (HSP) training. HIPAA training is offered as an optional course that users may choose to take in addition to HSP training. The CITI HIPAA training provides general information regarding the privacy rules and security rules.

 

 

8. Is there a paper-based alternative for initial human subject protection (HSP) training if I do not have access

    to a computer to complete CITI?

  • Study personnel are encouraged to complete the initial HSP training on CITI. If extenuating circumstances prohibit access to a computer, contact Belinda Smith (belinda.smith@uky.edu, 859-323-2446) to obtain an alternate paper-based course and exam.