The CITI program at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research ethics education. Their web-based learning materials serve millions of learners throughout the world. All individuals who are directly involved in conducting research with human participants or who are directly involved with handling private confidential information related to study participants during the course of a research project are encouraged to complete this online course for certification in human subjects protection. Currently, CITI training certification is not required for IRB submission, but it is strongly encouraged.
The CITI training is organized into several learner groups, each consisting of modules on specific topics. The learner groups are:
Most users complete the training in about four hours. You can stop and start anytime. Just remember your username and password. A passing score is at least 80% on each required module. If you want to improve a score on a quiz, you may repeat the quiz as many times as you wish.Once you have completed the required modules in your learner group, you will have access to optional modules on specific/related topics. You are welcome to use these to supplement your coursework.