Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

HRPP Training

CITI Online Human Research Curriculum

All investigators, faculty advisors and research staff* are required to have completed the appropriate CITI online training module on Human Subject’s Protection (the “human subjects research” modules are listed under “Question 1” on the “select curriculum page”.  If you are unsure of which course you should be taking, please take the course entitled "Social and Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher") within 4 years of the application date, and to submit documentation, i.e., a copy of the certificate of completion, to the IRB with their application. Applications will not be processed or reviewed until this requirement has been fulfilled.

Please use the visual guides provided below for reference on registering for the require CITI course:

In addition, so long as an approved protocol is active, investigators must also update their qualifications at least every 4 years. This qualification must be maintained in order for investigators to continue research activities.

If a member of the research staff * has completed CITI training with another university, institution, organization, etc. within the last 4 years, then a completion certificate must accompany the application. Please contact Human Protections Administrator with questions at usmirb@usm.maine.edu . Only CITI training will be accepted.

*research staff are considered to be persons who 1)obtain data about living individuals for research purposes through intervention or interaction with them; 2) obtain individually identifiable private information for research purposes; 3) obtain informed consent of human research participants.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at usmirb@usm.maine.edu or (207) 780-4517.