Online NIH and CITI Research Training
All researchers using research volunteers 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 assistant who have contact with the research volunteers.
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 https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.
The CITI course at http://www.citiprogram.org/ takes a little longer but is recommended for social/behavioral/educational researchers because of the elective modules which may be tailored to your own field of study.