Human Subjects Research - Institutional Review Boards - IRBs
Required Human Subjects Training Guidelines and FAQs
Who Needs to Complete the Human Subjects in Research Training?
- All individuals involved in the conduct of non-exempt research with human subjects, regardless of funding source, must complete the training. This includes anyone, including consultants and off-site personnel, who have direct contact with subjects or access to the research data. Consultants and collaborators from other institutions covered by Federal Assurance with the Office of Human Research Protections at the Department of Health and Human Services may provide certification of training from their own institution if their participation is not on site at UVM or UVM Medical Center.
- Personnel who are designated as the primary contact person for a specific protocol are required to complete the training regardless of whether they have subject contact or access to subject data so that they understand their regulatory responsibilities.
- Faculty who are listed as sponsors on student projects, course instructors for class projects, and students who are conducting non-exempt research are also required to take the tutorial.
Note: PIs and Faculty Sponsors (if applicable) who are listed on protocols that are deemed to be Exempt or Not Human Subjects are required to take the training, but other listed key personnel are not required to take the training.
When should the Training be Done?
We require that the training be complete for all key personnel listed on new protocols prior to submission. New approvals will not be released until all individuals involved with human subjects on the project have completed the training.
How Do I Access the Program?
to CITI’s Login page: https://www.citiprogram.org
To begin the training process, click the link above and “Log in via SSO”. Then, click “University of Vermont” and use your UVM Net ID and password to sign in.
For additional training instructions, CLICK HERE.
What Information Do I Need to Complete the Program?
A UVM NetID and password is required to register your tutorial completion with our office. If you do not have a UVM Net ID, complete and submit the Request for UVM Net ID for Required Training form prior to beginning the tutorial.
Which CITI Course(s) Do I Need to Take?
You may currently complete either the "Biomedical Research" or the "Social Behavioral Education Sciences" course. Both courses meet the required training for human subjects research, so you may decide what you want the focus of your content to be.
Will Other Training Programs Meet this Requirement?
Completion of other training programs for local protocols will not meet the Committee’s requirement for training because a significant portion of the program addresses local policies & procedures. Consultants and collaborators from other institutions covered by Federal Assurance with the Office of Human Research Protections at the Department of Health and Human Services may provide certification of training from their own institution if their participation is not on site at UVM or UVM Medical Center.
How do I Document that I have Completed the Training?
You may go to our tutorial completion page to print a certificate at any time.
Why Is My Name Not Showing in the Completion List?
There are a few different possibilites why this may be the case:
- If you didn't sign into CITI via SSO (i.e. with your UVM NetID and password), your name will not appear on the list. If you do not have a UVM NetID, please see "What Information Do I Need to Complete the Program?"
- Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See "Which CITI Course(s) Do I Need to Take?" for details.
- The completion list updates every morning, so if you just completed the course today, please wait a day to find your name in the dropdown.
How Often Do I Need to Be Retrained?
Every three years, all key personnel still listed on an active protocol are required to complete the entire tutorial again. The IRB will send a reminder as the anniversary nears. If training expires, that individual will be administratively removed from all active protocols. If the individual continues to work with human subjects after removal, it will be considered noncompliance.
Are There Other Types of Training?
The IRB has established a listserve of all active key personnel. Inclusion in this listserve is mandatory as long as you are working with human subjects. This listserve is used to disseminate new regulatory information and process changes.
What is the passing grade for the required training?
You must achieve an average score of at least 85% across all required modules of the course you're taking.
Last modified February 14 2017 09:50 AM