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Institutional Review Board (IRB): CITI Instructions

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CITI Program

CITI Requirement

Before submitting an IRB application, primary researchers must complete online training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) programPlease plan ahead when completing CITI training. CITI certification expires 3 years after the date of completion.

Dissertation Committee Chairs and faculty/staff researchers at NCU are required to obtain and hold current CITI certification at all times. 

Follow the instructions below to meet this requirement. If you experience technical issues with the CITI site, please contact CITI directly.

The current requirement for CITI training is the Social & Behavioral Educational (SBE) module.

How do I register for a new CITI account?

If you do not currently have a CITI account, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the CITI registration page for new users
  2. Select Northcentral University as your Organization Affiliation
  3. Create your profile with your NCU email address and verify that your email address is your NCU email address. This will enable your CITI module information to directly import into IRBManager.

How do I affiliate my existing CITI account with Northcentral University?

If you already have a CITI account, follow these instructions to affiliate with Northcentral University:

  1. Login to CITI
  2. Go to “Courses” in the top navigation menu
  3. Under “Institutional Courses,” select “Add Affiliation”
  4. Add Northcentral University

How do I start a new CITI course?

All NCU student and faculty researchers are required to complete the CITI course titled “Social & Behavioral Educational (SBE).” To find this course, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to CITI
  2. Go to “Courses” in the top navigation menu
  3. Next to “Northcentral University,” select “View Courses”
  4. Scroll down to “Learner Tools for Northcentral University” and select “Add a Course”
  5. Select yes for the first question if you are an NCU student, faculty, or staff
  6. Unless you have specifically been advised to take the Grants Writing course, do not check the Grants Writing option
  7. Select “Review Course” for “Social & Behavioral Educational (SBE)”

How do I download my CITI certificate?

How do I import my CITI completion into the IRB application?

To add your CITI account to your NCU IRB Manager account, you should first login to the IRB Manager. Once you have signed in: 

  1. On the top navigational pane, click on the second option labeled "2. Import your CITI Completion"
  2. Enter in any email addresses that you have affiliated with your CITI account
  3. Once completed, click submit
  4. If completed correctly, you will receive a confirmation email from CITI regarding the affiliation

Please allow up to 24 hours for IRB to recognize that you have associated the account with CITI Program

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