Introduction

The UVM Research Protections Office is partnering with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program to provide training to our research community.

NEW trainings will be required for all researchers working with:

  • Human Subjects (December 15, 2016)
  • Laboratory Animals (November 1, 2017)
  • Biosafety Research (November 1, 2017)

How to Access CITI

  1. Open your browser and go to the CITI Login Page (opens in a new window).
  2. Click “Log In” which is located at the top right of the CITI page.
  3. Then, click "Log In Through My Institution", scroll down to click on “University of Vermont” and use your UVM Net ID and password to sign in.
  4. Make sure you have an active UVM NetID in order to log in. If you haven’t updated your password in the past year, you may need to go to UVM's Account Management page to change your NetID password or reset a forgotten password.
  5. If you don’t have an active UVM NetID, you may complete the Request for UVM Net ID form (DOC) and submit it to the RPO. The other option would be to create a separate account through the CITI program affiliated with the University of Vermont.
    • Go to the main CITI Login Page (opens in a new window) and click the "Register" button at the top right of the page.
    • Step 1: Select Your Organization Affiliation - "University of Vermont".
    • Complete the Remaining Registration Steps 2 -7.
  6. If you haven’t associated your UVM account with CITI, you will be prompted to choose whether you already have a CITI Program account or if you don't have a CITI Program account. If you have set up a CITI account in the past, choose the first option and follow the instructions to link your UVM account. Otherwise, choose the second option and select “Click here to create a new CITI Program account.” If you do not receive these prompts, then proceed to step 7.
  7. From the Main Menu, select “University of Vermont Courses." Then, select “Add a Course.” Note: Following this step, please proceed to the course specific instructions below for IRB, IACUC and IBC.

Human Subjects & Good Clinical Practice Training (IRB)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the main menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IRB course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IRB - Human Subjects

Required:

(Both courses below meet the required training for human subjects research, so you may decide what you want the focus of your content to be)

-Medical researchers should take Biomedical Research

-Social or Behavioral researchers should take Social Behavioral Education Sciences

Additional course(s) that may be relevant to you (the additional course options may be left unchecked in CITI if none apply and you may simply click "Next" to continue) :

-Research Involving Prisoners

-Additional Consent Training

GCP - Good Clinical Practice

Take one of the following only if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial:

-if engaged in international research then the ICH focus course would be more applicable to you.

U.S. FDA Focus

-GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices
-GCP FDA Refresher
(The refresher should be taken every 3 years subsequent to the completion of the course above)

OR

ICH Focus

-GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics
-GCP ICH Refresher
(The refresher should be taken every 3 years subsequent to the completion of the course above)

OR

Social and Behavioral Research

-GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research

 

  1. Check “IRB – Human Subjects” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next. Please note that the “GCP – Good Clinical Practice” should also be checked only if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial.
  2. Then, choose the applicable options and click Next. Please note that either the “Biomedical Research” or “Social Behavioral Education Sciences” option will fulfill the UVM Human Subjects training requirement. 
  3. Answer as applicable and click Next. Note: You may leave the additional course options unchecked if none apply and simply click "Next" to continue.
  4. Then, choose the “Good Clinical Practice” course if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial and click Next. Please note that when you select the “Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials Involving Investigational Drugs (ICH / international focus)” this is same as “GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)” and the course does include the Biologics component. 
  5. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  6. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  7. A record of the training completion can be found on our IRB Tutorial Completion page.

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Human Subjects Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further 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.

Laboratory Animals Training (IACUC)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the main menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IACUC course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IACUC - Lab Animals

Required:

-take the General Lab Animal Training course in addition to any animal-specific courses (Amphibians, Cattle, Fish, etc.)

 

  1. Check “IACUC - Lab Animals” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next.
  2. Then, choose the applicable options and click Next.
  3. Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  4. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  5. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  6. A record of the training completion can be found on our IACUC Tutorial Completion page (requires UVM NetID login).

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Laboratory Animals Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further 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.

Biosafety Research Training (IBC)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the main menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IBC course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IBC - Biosafety

Required:

-Depending on the level of containment, you will need to complete either the BSL-1 or BSL-2 Basic course. Note that the BSL-2 Basic course meets all requirements for BSL-1 related work.

ESF Safety Class:

-BSL-2 classroom training entitled "Biosafety for BSL-2 Laboratories" is still required for those listed on protocols that are BSL-2 containment.

Other course(s) if applicable:

-OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (check with EHS at safety@uvm.edu to see if this is required)

-Animal Biosafety

-Select Agents/DURC

-Nanotechnology

 

  1. Check “IBC - Biosafety” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next.
  2. Then, choose the applicable options and click Next.
  3. Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  4. Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  5. Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  6. Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  7. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  8. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  9. A record of the training completion can be found on our IBC Tutorial Completion Page.

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Biosafety Research Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further 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.

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