Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training for the protection of human research subjects is a diverse, effective, and comprehensive on-line research training and educational approach in use by hundreds of institutions worldwide (as of Aug 2008). The CITI system offers broad training across both biomedical and social/behavioral science areas and is updated regularly to be current with federal guidelines and regulations.
Providence utilizes this internet-based training program, administered by the University of Miami, to facilitate human subject protection training. CITI training offers a variety of educational modules in the area of human and animal research. Each participating institution chooses a “required” curriculum from a library of educational modules.
CITI is web-based, allowing you to log on from anywhere and do one or more modules at your own pace.
The three areas of required training for our institution are:
When registering for the courses, you must designate IRB-Spokane as the institutional affiliation so that the correct curriculum is assigned and we receive notice of training completion. Access the courses at www.citiprogram.org (you must create an account, for which there is no charge).
If you already have an account, or have done some training under affiliation with another institution (i.e. WSU), you must add IRB-Spokane as the institutional affiliation to ensure that the correct curriculum is assigned and we receive notice of training completion.
After training and testing are complete, be sure to print your completion certificates and send a copy to Providence Medical Research Center.
Most of the required modules have a short quiz upon completion of the educational activity. An overall average score of 85% is required to successfully complete the CITI training program.
The modules and quizzes may be repeated as many times as needed.