Training and Education

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI): When you enter the CITI training site, you will need to create a User Name and Password. Remember these as you can go in and out of the site as often as you need to do so. Be sure to provide YOUR name, address, phone number and e-mail address;NOTyour advisor's or any other false information. You will need to scroll down to the Human Subjects area in order to locate the different modules. Most investigators should choose the Social, Behavioral and Educational (SBE) module. If you previously have had NIH or other training, you may take the Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher module (even if you've had other training in the past, you must still complete the CITI training; this is the only training accepted by MSU). STUDENTS: When you go to the CITI website, Main Menu, click on "Add a Course or Update your Learner Group;" then on the CITI Course Enrollment screen, scroll down to Question #2 and select 'Student' (4th choice under Question #2). That will take you to the Student module for student research projects - https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • If your protocol involves Protected Health Information (PHI) you must complete the CITI training modules "Basics of Health Privacy" and "Health Privacy for Researchers" (Information Privacy Security [IPS] Course).
  • Further instructions on How to Access CITI Program Training: http://www.montana.edu/orc/documents/CITI%20Instructions%20for%20Human%20Subjects.pdf
  • NOTE:  Protocols will not be approved until all PIs, researchers, team members, faculty advisors (or anyone having contact with human subjects) have completed the CITI training (mandated by VPR).
  • NOTE: CITI certification must be repeated every three years (most investigators should select module Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher).