On January 1, 2018, to align with NIH practices, CITI training requirements were updated. All investigators involved in biomedical or socio/behavioral research must complete both a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and a basic course. The IRB will not review or approve a submitted research proposal until all training requirements are met.
Note: Course choices, shown below, depend on your type of research; acceptable alternatives to CITI courses (taken at MMC or another institution less than 3 years ago) are listed in italics.
Investigators performing health-related biomedical research must complete:
One (1) basic course: CITI Group 1. Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel OR NIH Human Subjects Protection (HSP) training
One (1) GCP course: CITI Good Clinical Practice (US only Drug or Device Research) OR CITI Good Clinical Practice (International Drug Research) OR Transcelerate-approved training
Investigators performing social/behavioral/educational Research must complete:
One (1) basic course: CITI Group 2. Social/Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel OR NIH Human Subjects Protection (HSP) training
One (1) GCP course: CITI GCP Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research
- When any of your CITI training courses expire, take the refresher course; you do NOT need to take the full course again;
- If your existing CITI training is up to date but your research emphasis changes (e.g. biomedical vs sociobehavioral research), you do NOT need to take any additional content-specific courses until your current choices expire;
- At that time, you have the option to complete the full course in your new area of emphasis OR the refresher course in your previous area of research emphasis;
- A refresher course is required every 3 years.
Please email the IRB at MMCIRB@mmc.org with any questions about these requirements.