Human Subjects Protection Training Requirement

As of October 1, 2011, the SBS IRB requires research study personnel who will be doing a human subjects research study to complete human subjects protection training.  Individuals who will be obtaining informed consent from research participants, interacting or intervening with individuals to collect data from them, and/or analyzing identifiable data must complete training in human subjects protections.

If you have previously taken CITI training on human subjects protections at another institution, the SBS IRB will accept that training -- we will need a copy of your completion certificate from that training.

Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, University of Chicago is using the Single Sign-On process for access to CITI -- instructions for using the Single Sign-On are provided below.  After you have registered on the CITI website, enroll in the "Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB Human Subjects Protection Training Course." When you have completed the training, CITI will provide a completion certificate.  You do not need to take the Responsible Conduct of Research or Conflict of Interest course modules in CITI for IRB purposes -- you may need to take those other CITI courses to satisfy other University/sponsor requirements, but the only CITI course you need to take for IRB purposes is the "SBS IRB  Human Subjects Protection Training Course."

CITI Single Sign-On Instructions for First-Time CITI Users

CITI Single Sign-On Instructions for Individuals who have previously taken CITI training (for example, other CITI training such as RCR or COI training)

NOTE:  The SBS IRB will also accept completed human subjects protection training that was done using the National Institutes of Health (NIH) online course titled "Protecting Human Research Participants" (available online at  You do not need to do both the CITI and the NIH training -- a researcher need only have completed one or the other training course.  If you have already completed NIH human subjects protection training, please upload the completion certificate to your proposal.