The University of Arizona

Training Requirements

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Federal regulations require that key personnel in research involving human subjects undergo training. Key personnel are all individuals responsible for the design and conduct of the study. All members of the research team are expected to complete online training prior to conducting any activities involving human subjects research. The IRB will not approve protocols in which study personnel do not have current, completed University of Arizona CITI human subjects training.

Required CITI Training for All Researchers

Please follow the instructions below to complete the required training:

  • Go to http://www.citiprogram.org.
  • If you do not have a CITI account:
    • Click "Register".
    • Under "Select your Organization Affiliation" select "University of Arizona".
    • Complete the required registration fields and click submit.
  • If you do have a CITI account:
    • Select "Log in".
    • Select "Log in through my Organization".
    • Select "University of Arizona" from the list of institutions. 
    • You'll be directed to log in through the SSO system using your UA NetID and password.
  • You will need to select “Human Subjects” from the CITI enrollment web page and click next.
  • Select the “Biomedical Research BASIC Course” or “Social & Behavioral Research BASIC Course” and the "Native American Course" and click submit.

You will be issued a training report after you complete the training program. The HSPP recommends that you print and keep a copy for your records. 

If you have Completed CITI Training at Another Institution

Investigators that have completed CITI IRB training at another institution can link their training records with the University of Arizona by completing the steps outlined below:

  • Go to http://www.citiprogram.org.
  • Log in through the SSO as instructed above.
  • Select "Add Affiliation".
  • Select "University of Arizona" from the list of institutions.
  • Select courses as applicable and then click submit.
  • A table will then be displayed listing the course(s) you are enrolled in. 
  • Complete any modules that were not previously completed at your prior institution but are required by the University of Arizona. 

Required Refresher CITI Training for All Researchers

The CITI certificate is valid for four (4) years, after which refresher training must be completed. You should receive an email 90 days before your training will expire. Once received, follow the instructions to complete the refresher courses.  

Questions about CITI Online Training

For assistance with either creating an account or using the SSO system, contact the HSPPIf you are having technical difficulties in signing up or in navigating the CITI Program website, please visit the CITI Program Support web page.