CUNY subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) research compliance courses to fulfill CUNY’s educational requirements.
All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in human subjects research as key personnel must complete the applicable Basic Course (e.g. HSR for Social & Behavioral Faculty, Graduate Students, & Postdoctoral Fellows) in the protection of human subjects prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of their protocol.
Basic course: All key personnel involved in human subjects research must complete the CUNY required modules of the CITI online training in the protection of human subjects (basic course) prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application, or an amendment application that requests addition of key personnel.
Refresher Course: On-‐line training certificates will be valid for three years. Key personnel are required to take the CITI training in the protection of human subjects (refresher course) every 3 years following completion of the basic course.
Key personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, co-‐investigators and research personnel who interact directly with human subjects or who have access to private information related to human subjects during the course of a research project. Key personnel also include faculty sponsors /advisors who provide direct oversight of research with human subjects or research using private information about human subjects.
Please be advised that documentation of completed CITI training must be attached in the Attachments page of the IDEATE protocol submmission for all study team members, including the faculty advisor.
For further information, please refer to the CUNY HRPP CITI Training in the Protection of Human Subjects policy on the Education and Training section of the Central CUNY HRPP website, here.