Online NIH and CITI Research Training

All individuals conducting human subjects research are required to pass an online research training course. This includes not only the principal investigator but also all co-investigators, research technicians, research assistants, or student assistants who have contact with the research participants or identifiable data.

A course completion report will be issued upon completion of either course. The report must be submitted with the protocol materials. Both reports are valid for 3 years from the date of issue. Certificates that expire before the 1-year protocol approval period will not be accepted for review.

The NIH course at takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

The CITI course at is recommended for social/behavioral/educational researchers because of the elective modules which may be tailored to your own field of study. Please select Social/Behavioral Research Course. 

Please note: The Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course does not fulfill this requirement. Please select Social/Behavioral Research Course or Basic Human Subjects - Social/Behavioral Focus