Verify CITI Training Status (PDF): list of all UC Davis CITI certified researchers.
- CITI Basic course for Biomedical Researchers and staff; or
- CITI Basic course for Social and Behavioral Researchers and staff
CITI offers two human subject research protection courses, one for researchers conducting biomedical research and one for researchers conducting social and behavioral research. You should choose the course that applies to the majority of your research.
Investigators and staff engaged in a clinical investigation or an NIH-funded clinical trial are required to take Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training in addition to basic human research protections training.
If the research is a clinical investigation under FDA jurisdiction you must complete one of the following:
- CITI GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus); or
- CITI GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Medical Devices.
If your research involves both investigational drugs and devices, select the training that applies to the majority of your research.
If the research is an NIH-funded clinical trial not subject to FDA jurisdiction you may complete the one of CITI training listed above or either of the following:
- CITI GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research; or
- NIH Good Clinical Practice Offered through the UC Davis Learning Management System, this training focuses on GCP for social and behavioral clinical trials. Once you log into LMS search “NIH” to locate the course.
If you are involved in the conduct of an NIH-funded clinical trial, you are required to be trained in GCP. If you fail to maintain the training, you may lose funding.
Updating Training in IRBNet: If training is completed through NIH, you must upload a copy of the certificate to the Designer page with every submission.
CIRTification human research protection training can be completed to satisfy the training requirement when the following conditions are satisfied:
- The researchers are not affiliated with a domestic institution, including UC Davis;
- The research involves only minimal risk;
- The training is conducted by a facilitator experienced in human research protections who has completed the basic CITI course for investigators and has current CITI certification or is otherwise approved by IRB;
- The facilitator and research personnel receiving training attend the entire training session and sign the CIRTification Completion Log;
- The facilitator signs the attestation on the CIRTification Completion Log; and
- The PI maintains a copy of the CIRTification Completion Log.
Click here to download the CIRTification training slides.
The NIH Program Protecting Human Research Participants course is no longer being offered by the NIH. Previous completion of the course may satisfy the training requirements for Minimal Risk Human Subject research.
Updating Training in IRBNet: If training was completed through NIH, you must upload a copy of the certificate to the Designer page with every submission.
Who Must Complete Training?
Investigators, staff, and faculty advisors are required to complete human subject research protection training prior to engaging in research activities. Training should be completed before submitting an application for IRB review when initiating a new study, or prior to engaging in research activities, including access and analysis of private identifiable data, when joining an active research project. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure all research staff have completed all necessary training before engaging in research activities. The following personnel engaged in research must complete training:
- Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators
- Research staff listed on the research personnel list
- Individuals who obtain informed consent from prospective participants in research
- Individuals named as a contact person in the informed consent and recruitment materials for research
- Faculty Advisors/Faculty Sponsors
UC Davis personnel are considered to be “engaged” in human subjects research and must be listed as research personnel if they will:
- intervene with subjects to collect data or biospecimens about them by performing research procedures, or by manipulating the environment for research purposes;
- conduct the informed consent process;
- collect or create identifiable, private information about subjects; or have access to identifiable private information about research subjects .
UC Davis personnel are considered to be “not engaged” in human subjects research and are not required to be listed as research personnel if they will:
- receive ONLY deidentified biospecimens or data
- access identifiable data for auditing or monitoring
- facilitate recruitment by informing potential subjects about research or sharing recruitment materials
- perform commercial services for investigators when (1) services performed do not merit professional recognition or publication privileges, (2) services performed are typically performed by those institutions/individuals for non-research purposes; and (3) the individuals do not administer the study intervention being tested or evaluated under the protocol
- perform protocol-dictated services/procedures which would be typically performed as part of routine clinical monitoring or follow-up. [Read Guidance B(2) before making this determination]
- administer study interventions being evaluated under the protocol on a one-time or short-term basis [Read Guidance B(3) before making this determination
Hospital staff, including nurses, residents, or fellows and office staff who provide ancillary or intermittent care but who do NOT make a direct and significant contribution to the data are not considered research personnel and do not require training. It is not necessary to include in your research personnel list a person with only an occasional role in the conduct of the research, e.g., an on-call physician who temporarily dealt with a possible adverse event or a temporary substitute for any research staff. If it is unclear whether certain hospital staff is “engaged” and therefore require training please contact the UCD IRB Administration for guidance.
Creating a CITI Account
- Go to citiprogram.org.
- At the top, right side of the screen locate and click “Register”
- In the search bar enter “University of California, Davis” and click the check box to indicate that you agree to the terms of service. Click “Continue to Step 2.”
- Enter your personal information and click “Continue to Step 3.”
- Enter a Username and Password and click “Continue to Step 4.”
- Enter your country of residence and click “Continue to Step 5.”
- Answer the required questions and click “Continue to Step 6.”
- Provide the required information and click “Continue to Step 7.”
- Use the radio buttons to select the appropriate learner courses and click “Complete Registration.”
- Click “Finalize Registration.”
Linking CITI Credentials in IRBNet
Verifying Training Status
Adding UCD Affiliation & Transferring Completions
CITI Training From Other Institutions/Sites
The VA requires regular training for all individuals engaged in research with human subjects, their tissue or data. If you are working at the VA, we recommend completion of the VA CITI training, which will meet UCD’s requirements.
Please remember there are other annual education requirements for the VA, so please check the VA training page to ensure you and all members of your research team are current with those requirements. Contact the VA directly with questions about these requirements.
Do collaborators at other sites need to complete UCD’s training?
Collaborators only need to complete this training if UCD has agreed to act as their IRB of record. If outside collaborators have received their own IRB approval, they do not need to complete the UCD training and should defer to their own IRB’s educational requirements.