Training

The Office of Research Integrity, University of Alaska Fairbanks has arranged access to training for all researchers, staff, and students to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research Educational Program. This program provides the opportunity for UAF personnel engaged in research activities involving human participants to formally document their knowledge and understanding of basic ethical principles and the regulations governing research with human participants.

  1. Visit the CITI Homepage (https://www.citiprogram.org/)
  2. Select the "Register" button under 'Create an Account'.
  3. Search for the "University of Alaska Fairbanks" as your Participating Institution and continue the registration process.
  4. From the CITI homepage click on University of Alaska Fairbanks Course and then select the "My Learner Tools for University of Alaska Fairbanks".  When prompted to select a curriculum go to Question 1 and select the “Social Behavior Research - Basic” if you have not completed IACUC training before or " Social Behavior Research - Refresher" if you have had training in the past.  As an alternative, some researchers may wish to complete "Biomedical Reseach Investigators and Key Personnel - Basic" or " Biomedical Reseach Investigators and Key Personnel  - Refresher" modules.  You can say "not at this time" for the other questions if they are not relevant to your work.
  5. The Learner Menu will then display the course. Click “Submit” to begin. You do not have to finish all modules at one time; CITI saves your scores each time you submit answers so you can log out and resume later.

When an individual selects UAF as their participating institution when registering for CITI, their course completion history is automatically recorded and can be documented by the UAF Office of Research Integrity (ORI). You may also save a hard copy or electronic copy of your verification letter for your own records. If research personnel have completed the CITI modules while working at another institution, the user can add UAF as an affiliating institution which will give ORI access to their records.

General Information

All members of the research team (anyone consenting participants, collecting participant data, or analyzing identifiable data), working on expedited or full review protocols must complete the basic course of the CITI training. Training requirements for exempt protocols are different in that only the PI (and student for student projects) must complete the CITI course.

Confused about training requirements? Check out the FAQ page (Personnel Training) or contact the Office of Research Integrity (474-7800) or email at uaf-irb@alaska.edu.
 

Other Training Sites

These training programs are very informative and may be required by certain funding agencies; however, UAF has NOT approved these as substitutes for the CITI training program to fulfill your human subject protections education requirement.

Human Subjects Assurance Training

  • A three module tutorial, offered by the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), providing the basics (no quizzes). Easy to review and fairly informative. A good starting point!
  • Will issue a training certificate.

Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams

  • This is a nice tutorial made available by the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Brief quiz at the end of each section.
  • Will issue a training certificate.