Weill Medical Medicine (WCM) requires that all researchers and staff involved in the conduct, oversight, coordination, or management of human subjects research complete specialized training in human subjects protections. All WCM human subject researchers and staff are required to take the CITI Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel course, and the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. All NIH funded WCM researchers and key personnel must also take the CITI Conflict of Interest course.
You may access all available CITI courses offered by WCM at https://www.citiprogram.org.
If you have recently come to WCM from another institution, you are still required to affiliate with WCM on the CITI website and complete the Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel course and the Good Clinical Practice course. However, any CITI modules previously completed that overlap with these courses will automatically carry over, and will not need to be repeated. To determine if a module has been completed, please follow the steps below and then click on the course name (e.g. Good Clinical Practice). Once the course is opened, a list of modules will appear and it will indicate whether the module has been completed under “date complete”. Only modules listed as “incomplete” must to be completed; all previously completed modules do not need to be taken again until renewal is required for the course.
If you are an external investigator listed on a WCM IRB protocol, you will not be required to complete the WCM-specific CITI courses. However, record of training completion in biomedical research human subjects protections, and good clinical practice must be provided. This record should be uploaded to the Attachments section of the eIRB protocol, in addition to a document listing your name, contact information, and protocol role, and a completed study-specific report for external investigators. Note: An external investigator is defined as an individual at an institution not affiliated with WCM/NYP, who will be performing research activities (obtaining consent from subjects, collecting data, etc.), in direct collaboration with investigators at WCM/NYP for a human subjects research study. While the WCM IRB does not require external investigators complete the WCM-specific CITI courses, this does not preclude any requirements imposed by regulatory agencies, grantors or sponsors.
Refresher courses are available for both the Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel, and the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. After completing the initial training the refresher courses must be completed as follows:
If you have not taken the refresher course in the time specified, you must re-take the full basic course.
Please e-mail the IRB office at email@example.com or call 646-962-8200 with any comments or questions.
The CITI program is completely web-based and can be accessed by any researcher anywhere in the world with internet access.
You may stop and restart the program at any point but you will need to recall your username and password in order to log-in. The program can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world and requires no special software other than a web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. When you complete all required modules you will:
Please note: the CITI Program will automatically notify the test taker and the IRB office when an individual has successfully completed training. You will be able to print a completion certificate containing a certification number (CR#) which serves as your proof of completion of Human Subject Training. Please keep this for your records. The CR# will act as your "test number" for protocol submission. The CR # is noted as a Ref # on the CITI Completion Report.
If you misplace your certificate or need to print additional copies, you need only log into the CITI Program website to access your account. From there you will be given the chance to print a new certificate by clicking on the "My Reports" heading in the main menu.