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Human Subjects Research Training

All persons involved in Human Subjects Research associated with Saint Joseph's University must complete the CITI Human Subjects training course.  This training is valid for three (3) years from the date of completion. Once the 3rd year anniversary has passed, investigators will be required to pass a "Refresher" course, every three years to maintain their CITI training.

Please visit the CITI site to create a username and password.

The CITI on-line training course covers essential topics in Human Subjects protection and gives the Researcher a framework for interacting safely with research participants. . It is designed to educate researchers so as to prevent abuses of persons voluteering in research projects. The course will not, however, provide details for submission of your protocol for review by the SJU IRB. If you have questions or need assistance in submitting our research protocol please contact the Research Compliance Coordinator, Jena Fioravanti Burkett.

The Basic Course will require approximately 4 hours to complete. You are encouraged to use multiple log on sessions. The username and password you create will allow to you log in and out of the training as needed.

To prevent unnecessary delay in the review of your research project, researchers may submit their research protocol for review by the IRB before they have completed the training. However, ALL research related personnel must complete the training before the research project will be approved.


You may also open this PDF file for a screen by screen instruction guide for logging onto the CITI site.