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SECTION ONE: REQUIREMENTS
All Rutgers faculty, students, and other individuals involved in human subjects research* are required to complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Basic Course and complete the CITI Refresher Course every three (3) years thereafter. This requirement extends to all IRB members and Human Subjects Protection program staff.
Campus IRBs will not issue final approval of any IRB submissions until it is verified that listed study personnel have completed the current requirements for human subjects research education.
You must take Rutgers’ CITI educational program prior to engaging in human subjects research if:
Individuals not "engaged in research," as defined by federal Guidance on this topic, need not take the CITI program under any circumstances. Consultation with Rutgers IRB staff should be sought prior to determining whether certain activities for a human subjects research project constitute "engagement in research." If you have any questions regarding the requirements detailed above, you may contact Rutgers’ CITI Administrator @ (973) 972-9595 or your Campus IRB office for assistance.
SECTION TWO: INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:The CITI education course is not the same as any other Human Subjects Protection training you may have already completed. In order to conduct Human Subjects Research at Rutgers you must complete the “CITI Human Subject Protections Basic Course” for the learner group appropriate to your involvement in research activities at Rutgers.
eIRB Note: eIRB will synchronize your completion records with CITI. The criteria for synchronization is a matching email address. The email provided to CITI must match the email listed in eIRB.
For CITI questions: Please contact Claribel Vega or Termerra Flournoy at 973-972-9595
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Question 1: With very few exceptions, new learners must select the first option:
“CITI Human Subject Protections Basic Course”.
Question 2: Please choose from one of five options appropriate to your research activities.
Question 3: If you have not previously completed a CITI Basic Course, you must select “I have not previously completed a Rutgers-approved CITI Basic Course”. Any other answer here will take you to a “Refresher Course” for that curriculum. Please note that Rutgers learners must complete the Basic Course first.
Questions 4 thru 6 – SKIP However, you can select those optional modules if you choose to complete them. If not, you can return to the website and add those modules at your convenience. (See instructions below to “Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups”)
Changing Affiliation to Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (All Campuses):
If you have taken the CITI education at another institution within the last three (3) years, you maynot need to repeat the Basic Course at this time. However, Rutgers needs to verify that the CITI modules you have completed meet the Rutgers human subjects protection education requirement. To do this, you must change your affiliation to “Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (All Campuses)”.
Printing a completion report:
Print a “Completion Report” as evidence that you have met Rutgers educational requirement. You can also return to the CITI site at any time to obtain a copy as needed.
Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups
To add a course or update your learner groups for Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (All Campuses)
Rutgers requires that once you have completed a Basic Course in human subjects protection, you must also complete the Rutgers CITI Refresher Course every three (3) years. Your CITI profile will be electronically notified when you are required to take the Refresher Course ninety (90) days prior to expiration.
The CITI website is frequently adding new modules that may be viewed at any time. All required and optional CITI modules are available for ongoing use and reference; however, you will receive no continuing education credits toward the Basic or Refresher Courses required by Rutgers. You may, however, request credits directly from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at email@example.com
a. General interest and suggested reading only
You do not receive "extra credit" for completing them. They do not show up on any completion reports. They will be credited in a grade book if you subsequently enroll in a course that includes them.
1. Return to CITI at any time, log in as "Already Registered". In "Main Menu", select the topic of your choice by clicking "Optional Modules"
b. Good Clinical Practice Course / Responsible Conduct of Research
A record of all modules you completed is maintained in the database. You can locate your previously completed modules at "Main Menu" – "Click here to see your previously completed coursework for Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (All Campuses)"
You may contact the Rutgers CITI Administrator @ (973) 972-9595 or your Campus IRB office for assistance.