Doctoral Learner CITI Registration Instructions

Doctoral Learner CITI Registration Process Instructions

CITI training provides a Social Behavioral Research for Students Course and a Responsible Conduct of Research for Social and Behavioral Science Doctoral Learners Course (RCR), both focusing on research ethics and fundamentals of conducting research with human subjects.   A variety of topics are covered to help you design your study so that you are conducting ethical, safe, and valid research.  

CITI training is a prerequisite of GCU IRB approval. IRB approval is required before conducting research of any kind. You can take CITI training any time. CITI training consists of online modules that are self-paced. The modules take approximately 15 hours to complete, and the training is free to GCU doctoral learners and faculty.

When you complete the two CITI courses, you will have a certificate of completion for each course, valid for 5 years. After you complete CITI training, keep a copy of your two CITI completion reports (Social Behavioral Research, and RCR). The current IRB submission system, iRIS, will automatically pull in your CITI reports to your IRB application package; however, we suggest keeping a copy of the completion reports in your files.

For more information on logging into CITI, see the Technical Support article here.

How to Access the required CITI training modules. These instructions are specific to Doctoral learners. 

Step 1. Once you have successfully logged in and are ready to answer the questions on the Select Curriculum page, please ensure you respond to the following questions, as described in this article.

Doctoral learners should only answer questions 1 and 2 below on the Select Curriculum page.

Question 1: If you are a doctoral learner, select Yes, I conduct Social Behavioral Research for Students.

Question 2: If you are a doctoral learner, select “Yes, I am required to complete the RCR for SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DOCTORAL LEARNERS.”

Step 2. You will be enrolled in two courses:

  • RCR FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DOCTORAL LEARNERS. To pass this course you must complete the 5 required modules.
  • SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH FOR STUDENTS (Basic Course). To pass this course you must complete all 19 required modules.

 

Step 3. The following screen will appear once you log in (see screen shot below).

Step 4. Select the title RCR FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DOCTORAL LEARNERS, to start course. Click on The Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course.

After reading and signing the Integrity Assurance Statement access is granted to complete the 5 required modules. Note: After you have started the course, you can complete the modules at your own pace by logging back in to access course(s). You do not have to complete all modules in the course at one time.

Step 5. Then select the title SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH FOR STUDENTS to start next course. Click on The Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course. After reading and signing the Integrity Assurance Statement access is granted to complete the nineteen (19) required modules. Note: After you have started the course you can complete the modules at your own pace by logging back in to access course(s). You do not have to complete all modules in the course at one time.


Viewed 751 times