Human Subjects CITI Online Training

The Human Subjects CITI Online training is divided into two disciplinary categories. Researchers should select the track that corresponds to the type of research typically conducted.  Generally, the Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel - Basic Course Module would be required for medical, physiological or pharmacological studies. This includes, but is not limited to, research with drugs, devices or other interventions. The Social and Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel - Basic Course Module relates to studies on sociological, psychological, anthropological or educational phenomena including observational and survey research and work with population and/or epidemiological studies. Completion of the CITI training is required prior to issuing an eProtocol login. This training is required for all researchers. A refresher course will also be required every 5 years in order to be considered in good standing and have research protocols processed.  _________________

PLEASE NOTE: The Responsible Conduct of Research course does NOT satisfy the human subjects training requirement. 

Investigators must take either:

  • Group 1  Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel - Basic Course (Researchers collaborating with Baystate should complete all modules to be certified for Baystate Collaborative Studies.) 

                                       OR

  • Group 2  Social and Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel - Basic Course

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For those engaging in international human subjects research, CITI has developed new modules that are optional but may be useful to your research. The international modules can be found by linking to "International Course Site" located in the tabs across the top of the CITI Training Website. (Note: The international modules are not a substitute for the requirement to take either Group 1 or Group 2 mentioned above.)

For those seeking IRB approval for their research study, please see application details in, Submitting and Reporting.

For more information, contact:

Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)
304 Research Administration Building
70 Butterfield Terrace
University Of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9242

Phone: (413) 545-3428
FAX: (413) 577-1728
Email: humansubjects@ora.umass.edu