All investigators and staff are required to complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) human subjects online training program. The CITI site can be accessed at http://www.citiprogram.org . This training is valid for a three-year period, after which time a refresher CITI course or additional training must be completed.
NOTE: There are two UMass options on the CITI site. To meet the needs of IRB, you must take Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel, Basic Course. Do NOT take “Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research” as this will not fulfill the Human Research obligation.
Please note that all members of the research team involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of the research are required to complete this training. IRB approval will not be granted for proposed research in which investigators have not completed human research protections training. Investigators who have not completed the required training will be restricted from submitting any new research.