Required Research Ethics Training

All researchers are required to provide documentation of the completion of the required research ethics training. The CITI online training module is available from this page. Please include a copy of your CITI Certificate with your IRB application.

Log-In Instructions

  1. Log onto the CITI website:

  2. Click the "Register" button under the "Create Your Account" section

  3. Enter "Columbia College Chicago" in the "Select Your Organization Affiliation" section, then click "Continue to Step 2"

  4. Enter your first name, last name and email address in the appropriate boxes, then click "Continue to Step 3"

  5. Enter desired user name, password, a security question, and a security answer, then click "Continue to Step 4"

  6. Select the appropriate demographic information under "Gender, Ethnicity, and Race", then click "Continue to Step 5"

  7. Unless desired, click "No" for receiving "Continuing Education Unit" credits and then answer the question on participating in "Research Surveys", then click "Continue to Step 6"

  8. Enter responses to the questions required by Columbia College Chicago (required fields are marked with an asterisk), the click "Continue to Step 7"

    1. Under the "Role in Human Subject Research" field, select "Principal Investigator"

    2. Under the "Which course do you plan to take" field, select "Basic Human Subjects Social and Behavioral Focus"

  9. Select appropriate answers to "Human Subjects Research Questions". For questions 1 through 5, enter:

    1. Learner Group: Select "Social and Behavioral Investigator"

    2. Basic Course Completion: Select "I have not completed" unless renewing certification

    3. IRB Chair Course: Select "No"

    4. Good Clinical Practice: Leave blank unless desired

    5. Health information Privacy and Security: Leave blank unless desired

  10. Click "Complete Registration"

Other Resources

HRSA Video Series: "Protecting Human Subjects"

OHRP "Human Subject Assurance Training"