Mandatory for researchers and research staff conducting human subjects research:
- Human Subjects Training (Biomedical and/or Behavioral) via CITI Program – every 3 years
- Investigator Briefing (Principal Investigators only) by EVPARA – every 3 years
- Research Conflict of Interest Training by Institutional Compliance – every 2 years
Mandatory Training for researchers and research staff conducting clinical trials (in addition to CITI Human Subjects Training):
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course via CITI Program – every 3 years
Mandatory Training for research staff conducting research at MHH
Mandatory Training for Researchers and Research Staff Who ship/transport human biological materials:
- Infectious Substances Shipping Training by UT Environment Health and Safety – every 2 years
Other Training Opportunities for All Researchers and Research Staff:
- Clinical Research Orientation Course – offered 4 times a year
- Clinical Research Education - Basic – offered twice a year
- Clinical Coordinator Forum - 4th Tuesday of every month
- Lets Talk Ethics – Monthly Seminar
- iRIS Training – offered 4 times a year
- Grants 101 – offered once a year
- Grants 102 - offered once a year
All researchers and research staff involved in the conduct of human subjects research must complete CITI Human Subjects training every 3 years.
Log on to CITI www.citiprogram.org and click on New User Register Here
Step 1 – SELECT YOUR INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION -
In "Participating Institutions," select University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from the drop down menu.
Step 2 – CREATE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD
Step 3 – SELECT A SECURITY QUESTION AND ANSWER
Step 4 - ENTER YOUR NAME (first and last)
Step 5 - ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
In, "Preferred Email," enter your UT email. You may also choose to enter a "secondary email."
Step 6 - GENDER, ETHNICITY AND RACE (required)
Step 7 - CME/CEU CREDITS
There is a charge for credit. Select whether you would like to receive credit or not and enter professional affiliation if credit is desired.
Step 8 - MEMBER INFORMATION (new screen)
Apologies in advance for this new screen which will ask for redundant information. You only need to complete required (*) fields. You do NOT need to enter an employee number.
Step 9 - SELECT CURRICULUM - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
This page asks multiple choice questions targeting the curriculum you will need.
Group 1 Biomedical Researcher and Key Personnel, Basic Course - If your research will primarily be biomedically focused, check this box.
Group 2 Social and Behavioral Researchers and Key Personnel, Basic Course - If your research is behaviorally focused, check this box.
IRB Reference Resource - for IRB Members ONLY.
Good Clinical Practice Training via CITI Program - All principal investigators conducting clinical trials involving FDA regulated products must also complete the Good Clinical Practice course. If you are a PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, please check "yes," you DO need to complete the GCP module.
Conflicts of Interest in Research Training - You do NOT need to take this if you are a UT employee - Check, "No."
Data Acquisition and Management Training or Responsible Authorship and Publication Training -Not required. However, if you are a fellow or trainee and need to take Responsible Conduct of Research Courses (RCR), these may qualify.
Step 10 - LABORATORY ANIMAL WELFARE
If you will be conducting animal research, please answer all questions.
Step 11 - SELECT YOUR INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION
You have an opportunity to ADD OTHER institutions here. Otherwise, CLICK, "NO" TO CONTINUE.
TAKE COURSES - You will now see the screen of selected courses. Click on the word "ENTER" next to a course to begin the modules. You may stop at any time during completion of the modules and your work to that point should be saved.
ONCE COMPLETE, your CITI Training Certificate of Completion is automatically forwarded to CPHS Office. If you need additional copies, you may always return to the CITI site and print additional copies.
Refresher - You will be prompted to take a refresher versions of the Basic Course, and if applicable, GCP, every 3 years.
CPHS HELPLINE 713-500-7943
iRIS HELPLINE 713-500-7960
UTHealth’s Compliance Hotline (1-888-472-9868)
IRIS Support 713-500-7960