Human subjects certifications completed within the past 3 years may be accepted at USC’s discretion. A copy must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you received a notice from iStar indicating your certificate is about to expire, you must re-certify. The human subjects education policy is that investigators/personnel must complete training every 3 years. Please refer to “Signing Up For A Refresher Course” in the Instructions for CITI and ISTAR manual.
Yes. GCP is a separate requirement from human subjects training. GCP training and human subjects education must be taken every three years. Both courses are available at www.citiprogram.org
A refresher course becomes available in CITI 90 days before the three year certificate expires.
Yes, even if a project is exempt, study personnel are still required to take Human Subjects Protections Training.
If a project was determined to be “not human subjects research”, do I need to take Human Subjects Protections Training?
No. If a project was determined to be “not human subjects research” (NHSR) (e.g., this applies whether coded specimen/data or not meeting the federal definition) study personnel do not need to take the Human Subjects training on CITI.
Yes, you must complete Human Subjects Protections Training even if you completed HIPAA Training.
Do I need to take Human Subjects Protections Training for amendments to a previously approved IRB application?
Amendments for adding “key personnel” on a study require that the added individual(s) complete CITI before the amendment is approved.