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The University of Minnesota requires a basic level of Human Subjects' Protection Training for all investigators and research personnel regardless of the source of funding. Please contact HRPP staff at 612-626-5654 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All researchers and staff listed on new exempt, biomedical and social IRB applications are required to document completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative basic human subject’s protection training and provide the date the training was completed. Researchers and staff listed on new IRB applications must have successfully completed either the basic or refresher course within the last three years.
Researchers and staff listed on Health and Biological/Medical applications are required to complete the CITI Group 1 Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel training course or the Biomedical Refresher if the initial course was completed more than three years from the application date.
Researchers and staff listed on Social and Behavioral Sciences applications are required to complete the CITI Group 2 Behavioral or Humanist Research Investigators and Key Personnel training course or the Social-Behavioral-Educational Refresher if the initial course was completed more than three years from the application date.
Effective October 14, 2014 all courses completed by UMN employees are automatically recorded in ULearn. CITI completed courses are pulled into the ULearn system transcripts on a daily basis. If you have taken Human Research or Good Clinical Practice courses before October 14, 2014 the historical records will be available in CITI or through UM Reports.
CITI is now a single sign on application so UMN employees will be able to use their UMN internet IDs and passwords when logging into the following link: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
Affiliating with the University of Minnesota in the CITI program:
CITI also offers job aids and support for new and returning learners:
Principal Investigators on a sponsored project
To become eligible as a principal investigator on a sponsored project at the university, you must be up-to-date on applicable Responsible Conduct of Research requirements:
Additional training will be required for those serving as sponsor-investigators for research that includes a drug or device. The sponsor- investigator’s successful completion of the CITI course must be documented before final IRB approval will be granted. Required course titles are Sponsor-Investigator Training-Drugs or Sponsor-Investigator Training-Devices.
If the sponsor role is assumed by a U of M faculty member (the faculty member holds the IND or IDE) and the investigator role is assumed by a different U of M faculty member, both the sponsor and the investigator must complete the training. The course is recommended, but not required, for all researchers and staff listed on the IRB application.
Depending on the type of research you are conducting HIPAA training may be required. More information about HIPAA may be found on the Guidance & FAQ page. HIPAA training for University students and staff is available through the Health Information Privacy & Compliance Office. Visit their website for more details.
Below are other training opportunites beyond institutional requirements:
Training Modules from onlineEthics.org
Introduction to Clinical Research Methodology
This series of online courses from CTSI provides an interactive orientation for health professions students, fellows, and practitioners to the following aspects of clinical research:
The following instructions on reporting completion of CITI training are taken from Research Education & Oversight's Core Curriculum page.