Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certification
Required: Faculty, Academic Staff, Undergraduate, Graduate & Doctoral students
Investigators wishing to conduct research with human research participants through Chapman University MUST complete the appropriate Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) programs prior to submitting an application to the IRB. The CITI training modules provide research ethics education to the Chapman research community. You should complete the appropriate module: Social & Behavioral or Biomedical depending on the type of research you are conducting. Investigators conducting Clinical Trials must complete the appropriate Good Clinical Practice module.
Completion time of the CITI training module(s) can range between 30 minutes to 2 hours+, but can be completed at your own pace and leisure. Completion of the required module(s) must be completed by all named investigators before the IRB can approve any pending protocols. Investigators should complete the refresher courses every three (3) years.
Detailed instructions on how to register for CITI and how to complete the appropriate CITI training modules can be found here: CITI Training Instructions. You must register for the CITI Program using Chapman University as your institutional affiliation. If you are currently a member of CITI through another institution, you must add Chapman as an additional organization.
See FAQs below for questions on updating your certification status