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Educational Program for Those Involved with Human Subjects Research

The College has implemented a new human subjects research educational program. Effective immediately, all persons participating in any research activity involving human subjects will be required to complete the appropriate (Biomedical Research Personnel or Social & Behavioral Research Personnel)Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course, which is available on-line at: www.CITIprogram.org

  • Research personnel who have fulfilled New York Medical College’s previous education requirements must complete the CITI course by January 1, 2010.
  • Research personnel who have not fulfilled NYMC’s previous requirements must complete the CITI course before research can begin.

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in delayed permission to initiate or continue conducting human subject research.

As in most professions, continuing education is a means to update members on new information as well as to reinforce the basic foundation. NYMC now offers the CITI course, an on-line, self-paced, modular program, to replace the previous study manual. All research personnel, defined as anyone who has contact with human participants and/or access to research data, must complete this course. As an added benefit and incentive, the sponsor of the program, the University of Miami, affords the opportunity, for a fee, to obtain CME credits. If you do not choose to obtain CME credits, the course is free.

Visit the CITI website and follow the registration instructions. For additional assistance, print the instructions before going to the CITI website. Once you have completed the required modules you will be able to print a course complete report for your records and to submit to the Office of Research Administration.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI): www.CITIprogram.org