Mandatory Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training for all Investigators
All principal investigators, including faculty, staff, students, and external investigators, must have completed the CITI training prior to application for submission effective September 1, 2011. In addition, the principal investigator is responsible for ensuring that all individuals who contact human subjects or their data in the context of their research project have completed the CITI training prior to their interaction with subjects or data. We anticipate that most researchers at Spelman College will be social and behavioral researchers and should register to complete these modules.
You are considered a "social or behavioral researcher" if your research involves these or similar processes: life histories, ethnographic research, noninvasive measurement or observation of individual attitudes or behaviors including overt actions and underlying psychological processes, bio-behavioral measurements or interactions, or data provided about personal or social characteristics provided by individuals, or interactions between individuals or groups of people at various levels of social context.
Investigators who have current CITI (or equivalent) training from another institution may receive credit for modules completed from that institution; however they will need to complete any uncompleted modules through the Spelman portal. A Co-chair will determine whether an alternative certification (e.g. NIH) is equivalent to CITI, and whether completion of the Spelman CITI modules can be waived.
CITI training is effective for a period of three years, after which it must be renewed prior to conduct of additional human subjects research.
To complete or confirm completion of CITI Training, access the link below: