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Human Subjects Research Educational Program (CITI)

Educational Program for Those Involved with Human Subjects Research

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program is a leading provider of research ethics, compliance, and professional development education. NYMC has subscribed to the CITI Program for its human subjects research training requirements, as well as many other research-training topics. The CITI course is an online, self-paced, modular program. Learn more about the CITI Program at their website: www.CITIprogram.org.

All research personnel defined as anyone participating in any research activity involving human subjects, has contact with human subjects and/or access to research data, must complete the CITI courses. You will be required to complete either the Biomedical Research Personnel or Social & Behavioral Research Personnel CITI course and the CITI Conflict of Interest, which are available on-line at: www.CITIprogram.org.

  • Research personnel must complete the CITI courses 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. As an added benefit and incentive, CITI affords the opportunity, for a fee, to obtain CME credits. If you do not choose to obtain CME credits, the courses are free.

Assistance with CITI Registration Process 

The CITI courses are accessed at: www.CITIprogram.org

Once at the site:

  • Click on “Register”.
  • Under "Select Your Organization Affiliation," enter “New York Medical College”.
  • Complete the Membership Information Page and click "Submit".
  • Follow instructions to select “Biomedical Research Personnel – Basic” or “Social & Behavioral Research Personnel – Basic” and the “Conflict of Interest” Courses.
  • All modules must be completed and passed with a score of 85% or better. It is possible to re-take any module’s test as many times as necessary to achieve a better score

If your email address registered for CITI matches your email address registered in Mentor IRB, your CITI training data will be linked automatically (may take 1 - 2 business days). If your email address registered for CITI does not match your email address in your Mentor IRB profile, you may print a completion report to send to the Office of Research Administration and for your records.

It is not necessary to complete the program in one sitting. You can leave the program and return later by re-entering your username and password.