Training in protection of Human Subjects

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Training for Investigators and Key Personnel Conducting Human Subjects Research

The Department of Research at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC requires that any MAHEC or UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC faculty, providers, employees, learners, and affiliates seeking to engage in research and evaluation activities maintain current training credentials in the protection of Human Subjects and Conflicts of Interest.

Instructions, links, and form to enter completion certificates. Information on CITI Training

 For Mission IRB, Choose the Human Research course based on your research project.

  • Conflict of Interest mini-course – Conflict of Interest (ID 60486)
  • AND
  • Human Research – Group 1. Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel (ID 885)
    • For clinical outcomes research, using data from clinical encounters with patients, e.g. retrospective chart review.
  • OR
  • Human Research – Group 2. Social / Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel (ID 886)
    • Social and behavioral research explores how and why people behave the way they do in certain situations; e.g. surveying a group of residents about their simulation training.

NEW Users:

  1. Go to Citiprogram.org
  2. Register as a new user
  3. Select Organization Affiliation = Mission Health System. Agree to terms of service
  4. Steps 1-6: Personal information, password creation, role, etc.
  5. Step 7
    1. Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest mini-course? Yes.
    2. Select the group appropriate to your research activities. 
    3. Select the group for which you have previously completed an institutionally approved Basic Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects. I have not previously completed an approved Basic Course.
    4. There is no Question 4.
    5. Would you like to take the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course? NO.
      1. You may choose to take the GCP, but it is not required. This module is OPTIONAL unless you are conducting a clinical trial. Required for NIH funded research.

EXISTING CITI Users:

  1. Log In to an existing CITI account at Citiprogram.org
  2. Add an Institutional Affiliation – Mission Health System.
    1. Adding the Affiliation will harmonize your previous training records.
  3. Steps 1-6: Personal information, etc.
  4. Step 7:
    1. Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest mini-course? Answer Yes.
      1. If you have taken the course previously, answering “Yes” will only bring up the module if your training has expired.
    2. Select the group appropriate to your research activities. 
    3. Select the group for which you have previously completed an institutionally approved Basic Course in the Protection of Human Subjects. Pick whichever, but *BE SURE TO PICK ONE* or it will assume you haven’t taken one and erase any record that may exist.
    4. There is no Question 4.
    5. Would you like to take the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course? NO.
      1. You may choose to take the GCP, but it is not required. This module is OPTIONAL unless you are conducting a clinical trial. Required for NIH funded research.
  5. You may take a refresher course to renew your certification, if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for CITI Training

  • You can complete the quizzes as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score.
  • How do I find my completion certificate?
    • Login to Citiprogram.org
    • Go to the Records page to see your course completions
    • Show records for:
      • Select appropriate institution
    • For each course, under Completion Record, Click View-Print-Share
    • On the next screen, View/Print the Completion Certificate (Report not necessary)
    • Download a copy of the certificate with the training expiration date.
  • Note for NIH Researchers: Researchers associated with the NIH may have completed NIH training in Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP). While the PHRP training is no longer offered by the NIH, certificates previously obtained do not expire. Mission IRB will accept the NIH training module in lieu of the CITI Basic Biomedical Training.

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