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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 a three-hour, 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 immediately access the course 24 hours a day.

Decide which user group you belong to based on the following:

  • Group 1: Undergraduate students completing a class project need to complete only modules 1-5.
  • Group 2: Everyone else--faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students completing theses or independent studies--must complete modules 1-9. You may also need complete any of the following modules that are applicable to your research: #506 (research with prisoners), #507 (research with children), #508 (research in public elementary and secondary schools), #509 (international research), or #510 (Internet 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; it will also be emailed to you. The IRB office will receive a copy of this report as well to keep on file. CITI certification is valid for three years, and your record of completion is also available for you to access online through the CITI website.


Last Updated 10/6/15