The Office of Research Integrity at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has arranged access for all researchers, staff, and students to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research course material. 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.
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 either the Biomedical or Social Behavioral 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.
There are several required modules and many optional modules. Optional modules are required depending on the specific research to be conducted (i.e. research involving children or prisoners). The time required will depend on your reading speed and familiarity with the material. Most people take 2-6 hours to complete the basic course. You must receive a cummulative score of 75% or greater to be certified. You may retake any quiz to improve your score.
Confused about training requirements? Check out the FAQ page (Personnel Training) or contact the Office of Research Integrity.
Completion of the CITI training program is automatically recorded and can be verified by the UAF Office of Research Integrity. For individuals who have selected UAF as their participating institution in their CITI profile, verification records are accessible to both the individual and the UAF Office of Research Integrity. If you previously completed CITI courses while affiliated with another institution, you can allow the UAF ORI access to your records by logging into your CITI account and selecting the option to add an institutional affiliation. This will not remove your original institutional affiliation.