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Human Subjects

Required IRB Training (CITI)

The University of Georgia IRB requires the completion of training on human subject research protections by the principal investigator and all personnel who will be engaged in the conduct of human research.  The principal investigator will only be able to submit a new application, continuing review, or addition of new research personnel on approved studies if all research team members have satisfied the training requirement.

This training requirement will be satisfied by the completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Course, or CITI, a web-based training program on the protection of human research subjects. There are tracks for social/behavioral and biomedical researchers, and researcher should choose the track that is most appropriate for the type of research that will be conducted. Each course module has an associated quiz. An aggregate score of 80% is required to receive a course completion report. Researchers will be required to complete a refresher course every five (5) years.

Completion of the required modules takes most people 2 to 3 hours. You do not have to complete all of the modules at one time. You may stop and return at a later time to complete the rest of the modules by signing in with your UGA MyID and password.

Before you begin the training, read the FAQs and Instructions which can provide you with some very helpful information.

Note: Since several courses are available, be sure to select Human Subjects/IRB which is Item #1, and not Responsible Conduct of Research/RCR which is Item #2.

Please contact the UGA IRB at 706-542-3199 or irb@uga.edu if you have any questions about the training requirements.