All employees or agents of BWH/F and MGH are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Basic Biomedical or Basic Social & Behavioral Research Course before they participate in the conduct of human subject research and a refresher course every 3 years to continue to participate in the conduct of the research. The CITI courses are comprehensive and provide case-based learning of ethical concepts and regulations in a web-based learning environment. CMEs for completion of the CITI program are available. Details are available on the CITI web site.
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of the CITI Basic course takes approximately 4-6
hours, however it need not be completed at one time. IMPORTANT: Do not take the Basic Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course or Basic Responsible Conduct of Research Course. These will not be applied towards the training requirement and you will be asked to complete the Basic Biomedical or Basic Social & Behavioral Research Course.
Directions -CITI BASIC course as first-time CITI user
of a CITI Refresher course takes approximately
1-hour, however it need not be completed at one time. IMPORTANT: If you take a REFRESHER course without having previously completed the BASIC course, the REFRESHER course will not be applied towards the training requirement and you will be asked to complete the BASIC course.
Directions -CITI REFRESHER course as a RETURNING CITI user
Documentation of Course Completion in Insight
The Human Research Office enters CITI courses completed by BWH and MGH learners in Insight the day after the course is completed. Please make sure that your Partners user name is listed in your CITI profile by clicking the ‘Update my profile’ link. This ensures that your CITI completion reports are always entered in the correct record. IMPORTANT: Anyone who has taken CITI through a collaborating institution, such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, or Harvard School of Public Health, must submit a copy of their completion report to the PHS CITI Program mailbox to have their Insight record updated. The PHS CITI Program mailbox is checked daily Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions about the human subject protection training requirements, please email the PHS CITI Program mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rosalyn Gray by email email@example.com or phone 617-424-4148.