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To be in compliance with federal regulations, all persons (faculty, staff, and/or students) submitting a proposal to the Institutional Review Board must complete an online, modular training course on the protection of human subjects in research. 


1) Go to the CITI website.

2) Under "Create an account" click "Register." 

3) Under "Select Your Organization Affiliation," choose SUNY - College at Brockport.

4) Click "Continue to Step 2" and register.

You do not have to register in advance and can access the course 24 hours a day.

You must complete the Group 2 Basic Course in order to submit an IRB proposal.

The Group 1 Basic Course is a separate training course. It provides a broad overview for undergraduate students in research courses and is not required as a prequisite for completing Group 2.

Please register for the Group 2 Basic Course if you have never taken CITI training before.

You may also need to take the following optional modules:

  • Research with prisoners
  • Research with children
  • Research in public elementary and secondary schools
  • International research
  • Internet research
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Responsible Conduct of Research 

Each module can be printed out if you desire.You must take the brief quizzes at the end of each module and get a score of 75% on the collective modules to pass. If you don't pass the first time, you can retake each quiz.

After you have completed the requirements above, you can print out a course completion report. CITI certification is valid for three years, and your record of completion is available indefinitely for you to access online through the CITI website.


Last Updated 4/18/16