Human Subjects Protections:

CITI (Human Subject Research Training) Program
Required compliance training for University of Rhode Island Investigators and Study Personnel is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, commonly called the CITI Program.

CITI training is required for:

  • Human Subjects Research:Investigators and Study Personnel conducting social/behavioral research  and/or biomedical research involving human subjects  should take the learner group, “Group I (Social Behavioral)” or the Refresher Course when your CITI for this learner group is close to expiration. The Refresher Course will be available 60 days prior to the expiration of your current CITI certificate.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP): Investigators and Study Personnel conducting a clinical trial as defined by NIH should take the learner group, GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus).
  • To access the courses, first create a free account with CITI, affiliate with the University of Rhode Island as part of the account set-up, then select the course(s) you wish to complete. For more information on how to navigate the CITI website, please refer to the URI CITI Guidance.