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CITI Online Training:

The online course (CITI Program) is composed of modules about research ethics and policies. Complete each module by taking the quiz. Most people require two to four hours to complete the series of modules. You may use your MU UniqueID for your username but the program is not within the MU system so do not use your MU password. Once you have registered, you will be asked to provide an email address. Faculty, staff and students must list their Miami email address as the primary address (this makes it possible for us to track your records).

Initial Training: Complete the MU Social & Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel Modules.There are twelve basic modules required of Miami researchers. You must also complete at least three additional modules. The additional "elective" modules should be applicable to your research .

Refresher Training: Three years after initial training and each three years henceforth, complete the Refresher Modules (the number of modules depends on how recently you completed the original training) or attend an MU Application training session (Part II)

Affiliation With Collaborator Institution Training Programs: the CITI system allows researchers to affiliate with other institutions (allows multiple institutions to verify that you have completed modules which may fulfill their training requirements). On the user course listings page, there is a tab below the list for affiliating with other institutions.

Click here to begin training:

Go to Online training website

Note: The Miami database is updated weekly.

When registering at the CITI Program:

1. Please use your Miami email address e.g.

2. Use your UniqueID as your user name (e.g. publicjq). If your UniqueID is not available, please use LastnameFirstname as your user name.

3. The human subjects program is chosen under Question 1 "Human Subjects IRB Basic Course"

4. The training does not need to be completed in one session. The host software will keep track of where you have stopped.

5 . You will be asked to select 3 of the 15 elective modules beyond the basic set of 13 modules. Please select the three that are most relevant to your research.

CITI modules addressing special types of subjects and/or locations:

Research and HIPAA Privacy Protections
Are You Thinking About Being in a Research Study? .
Cultural Competence in Research
Hot Topics
International Studies
Introduction To Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)
Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Ethical and Practical Considerations in Community-Engaged Research
Consent and Cultural Competence.
Informed Consent and Incidental Findings in Research with Human Subjects .
Consent and Subject Recruitment Challenges: Remuneration
Consent and Subject Recruitment Challenges: Therapeutic Misconception I
Consent in the 21st Century
Consent Tools Used by Researchers .
Consent with Subjects Who Do Not Speak English.
External IRB Review
I Have Agreed to be an IRB Community Member. Now What?
The IRB Administrator's Responsibilities
The IRB Member Module- "What Every New IRB Member Needs to Know"
Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) in Human Research
Illegal Activities or Undocumented Status in Human Research
Research Involving Subjects at the End-of-Life
Research with Critically Ill Subjects
Research with Decisionally Impaired Subjects
Research with Older Adults
Research with Persons who are Socially or Economically Disadvantaged
Research with Subjects with Physical Disabilities & Impairments
Students in Research
Disaster and Conflict Research, Part 1 : PI Responsibilities.
Disaster and Conflict Research, Part 2: Best Practices and Recommendations .
Single Institutional Review Board (siRB) Use and Administration: When Relying on a siRB.
Single Institutional Review Board (siRB) Use and Administration: When Serving as a siRB of Record
Single Institutional Review Board (siRB) Use and Administration: Authorization Agreements.
FERPA: An Introduction.
FERPA for Researchers .
FERPA for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
Introduction to Public Health Research
Public Health Research and Public Health Practice.
Informed Consent and Confidentiality in Public Health Research
Ethical Issues in Public Health Research


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