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TRAINING - CITI

Training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects

Training Requirements

The University of Washington does NOT have a general institutional requirement that researchers have training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects. Any requirements would come from:

  • A funding agency;
  • A collaborating institution; or
  • The UW IRB if it decides that a specific researcher or research team should take the training in order to mitigate risks to subjects or if there are concerns about compliance or the ethical conduct of research under a specific protocol.

Funding agencies and collaborating institutions that have training requirements include (but are not limited to):

NIH Senior/key personnel should have a basic training. Refreshers are not required.
Department of Defense Researchers should contact the human research protection office of the DOD component to identify any human subjects training requirements and how to fulfill them.
Veterans Affairs Researchers should have a basic training and renew their training every two years.
King County Public Health Researchers should have a basic training and renew annually.

Please check with your funding agency or collaborating institution to confirm requirements.

Training Options

CITI Web-based Training — UW Affiliation

Proceed to CITI Program Website & Training

Title of course: Human Subjects Learners

This course meets the requirements of NIH and most other sponsors for training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects. It consists of 8 standard modules and up to 9 optional modules. Take this training to fulfill either basic or refresher course needs.

To take a course on the CITI website, you must register for an account by creating a user name and password. Your UW NetId and password will not work as log in information on the CITI website.

To access the Human Subjects Learners course:

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org and register for an account or log in using the username and password you already created.
  2. Click on "Add a course or update learner groups"
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose one of the top three boxes. If you are not sure which to choose, you can always select "I am registering to take a CITI course for the first time" and that will direct you to the correct course.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose "Research with human subjects".

Completion Verification & Report for CITI: Please retain a copy (printed and/or electronic) of the completion certification provided to you by CITI. This is your documentation of training completion to provide to sponsors, upon request.

NIH Web-based Course

Proceed to NIH Course Website & Training

The NIH Web-Based Training meets the NIH requirements for training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

There are no options for in-person training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects at this time.