Mandatory Research Training

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is pleased to announce that we are now affiliated with the CITI program.  The CITI program provides research ethics education. All course offerings are available to the entire SMWC community once you register at http://www.citiprogram.org.  Registration is free.  These courses are available NOW.

Starting January 1, 2012, all investigators and key personnel who participate in the design, conduct or reporting of human subjects research must successfully complete the Basic Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.  The College will use the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to satisfy this requirement.   

Instructions for CITI Program

If you are new to CITI...

  1. Get registered at http://www.citiprogram.org.
  2. Select New Users Register Here
  3. Screen 1:  Complete Registration Steps 1-7
    1. Select your institution - use the drop-down menu to select Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
    2. Create your username and password - you can use your email address, but for security reasons choose a different password than the one you use for email.  The CITI website is external to the College.  Please remember the username and password to log in to this site in the future.  The college will not be able to reset your password; however, the CITI help desk will be able to help you.
    3. Security Question and Answer:  If you forget your login information, you can answer your security question to gain access to your account.
    4. Enter your name:  Use your legal name.
    5. Enter your email address:  Enter your SMWC email address as well as a secondary email address (if you have one)
    6. CME/CEU:  Most researchers will answer this question "NO"
    7. Course Survey:  You may answer "yes" or "no"
  4. Screen Two:  This screen includes information that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College requested (only itmes with an asterisk are required)
    1. For Department, list your program or the department where you are doing the research.
    2. For role in research, most students will choose:
      • Student Researcher (either Graduate or Undergraduate)
  5. Screen Three: Choose the appropriate learner group and skip the other sub-parts if you only want to complete the Basic/Refresher course.
    1. Principal Investigator/Faculty - Basic/Refresher
    2. Students
    3. IRB Member
    4. External - Basic/Refresher
    5. Not at this time - please do not pick this one 
    You will receive a summary of the information before you proceed. Follow the directions on the screen.

When prompted, select the basic course.  The basic course includes several modules including:

You will also be required to complete the Elective Module:  Research and HIPAA Privacy Protections

Modules are 15-25 minutes in length each.  You may log on and off as often as needed.  You can retake the quiz by choosing the "View this module again" link at the bottom of the page. 

At completion of the Basic/Refresher course, print a Basic/Refresher Curriculum Completion Report and submit it to your principal investigator and/or course instructor. You may be required to complete additional modules depending on your research.  Please discuss this with your principal investigator and/or course instructor.

In order to document the completion of additional modules, go to the Main Menu and choose the link,"See a list of all modules that you have completed" and print your report.  This report is to be submitted to your principal investigator and/or course instructor.  You will need to attach this report to your IRB application.

Additional training is required every three years and you may transfer your training to another institution that uses CITI.