CITI memo and instructions for researchers

As part of NSU's desire to meet increasing federal requirements on human subjects research and the desire of NSU to insure that our research meets the highest ethical standards in the protection of human subjects, NSU has adopted the CITI training course on human subjects research as a requirement for all individuals involved in human subject research.  This includes all studies which involve human subjects in any manner as well as research on medical, psychological, educational, or other records derived from individuals.  The CITI course is available for completion by all researchers at NSU.  The specific details for accessing the coursework appropriate to your college are attached.

We are asking all principal investigators to take this course as soon as possible to prepare them for the training of all personnel involved with their research work.  Beginning April 1, 2005, the IRB will require that all individuals identified as investigators or co-investigators have completed the CITI course certification.  This will apply to all new proposals, revisions, and renewals.  Beginning July 1, 2005, all protocols submitted to the IRB will require that all staff, students, and volunteers (as members of the research team) involved in a human subjects study have achieved CITI certification before a study may begin or continue. 

The training is available immediately to everyone at NSU at no cost to individuals.  We urge you to complete the training as soon as possible and to have your research staff and students do the same so that there are no delays in the approval of your research applications or renewals.  The course will present you with a great deal of important information which should also aid you in the planning and execution of your research projects and insure the highest standards for NSU research. Please feel free to contact myself, the IRB office, or your center IRB representative if you need further information or clarification.

CITI Information

The CITI program is an online program designed to provide information and training to individuals involved with human subjects research. Each college/center selected which modules individuals would complete.

Directions for logging on to CITI: