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Research Ethics and Integrity:
CITI Training and Certification

The online course (CITI Program) is composed of modules about research ethics and policies. Complete each module by taking the quiz. Most people require two to four hours to complete the series of modules. You should use your MU UniqueID for your username but the program is not within the MU system so do not use your MU password. If you do not have a Miami UniqueID (the part of your Miami email address before the @), please use the convention LastNameFirstName as your user ID. You will be asked to provide an email address. Faculty, staff and students must list their Miami email address as the primary address (this makes it possible for us to track your records). If CITI indicates your UniqueID is already in use (thousands of institutions use CITI), please use the LastNameFirstName convention.

You will be given the opportunity to affiliate with an Institution. Please select Miami of Ohio. Miami maintains an institutional subscription for CITI services. You will have access to courses available to Miami faculty, staff, and students and CITI will forward course completion records to our office. You should not need to personally pay for access.

New to Miami? If you have completed CITI training elsewhere, you may be able to transfer your records to Miami by logging into your account and affiliating with Miami or updating your primary institution. Part II describes the Miami oversight system and expectations and will likely save you and the IRB time in creating and reviewing your application.

There are several training tracks available to Miami researchers. For research involving humans as subjects, complete:

Initial Training: Complete the Humans as Subjects Basic Course . There are about twelve basic modules required of Miami researchers. You must also complete at least three additional modules. The additional "elective" modules should be applicable to your research.

Refresher Training: Three years after initial training and each three years henceforth, complete the Refresher Modules (the number of modules depends on how recently you completed the original training) or attend an MU Application training session (Part II)

Affiliation With Collaborator Institution Training Programs: the CITI system allows researchers to affiliate with other institutions (allows multiple institutions to verify that you have completed modules which may fulfill their training requirements). On the welcome page after logging in, there are options for adding and removing affiliations.

When registering for the CITI Program:

1. Please use your Miami email address e.g.

2. Use your UniqueID as your user name (e.g. publicjq). If your UniqueID is not available or you do not have an assigned Miami UniqueID, please use LastnameFirstname as your user name.

3. The human subjects program is chosen under Question 1 "Human Subjects IRB Basic Course"

4. The training does not need to be completed in one session. The host software will keep track of where you have stopped.

5 . You will be asked to select 3 of the 15 elective modules beyond the basic set of 13 modules. Please select the three that are most relevant to your research.

6. Many institutions use and recognize the CITI program as meeting their requirements. If completed elsewhere, you can affiliate with Miami and your records will be sent to Miami. If you transfer to another institution, your Miami records could be made available to your new institution.


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