Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Protection of Human Subjects (PHS) Training

What is the course about?

The CITI PHS course provides researchers with the historical background in human subject protection protections, ethics, and current regulations. 


Who must complete this training?

All individuals engaged in research at UMB must take this CITI PHS course prior to submitting a protocol. Based on which is more aligned with the type of research they are engaged in, all  must complete either:

  • Group 1: Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel
    OR
  • Group 2: Social/Behavioral Research (SBR) Investigators and Key Personnel

UMSON researchers typically take Group 2.

UMB-affiliated personnel must take training through UMB affiliation. UMB affiliated means: you have a @umm.edu or @umaryland.edu email extension or you are an outside UMB study team member who does not belong to an institution that has its own training requirements.

Non-UMB affiliated study team members may provide documentation of training from their own institutional affiliation. If no institutional affiliation, it must be taken through the UMB affiliation.


Where can I access the course?

Log on to the CITI website to complete your training. Please view the CITI training user guide for further assistance. 


How often do I have to complete the course?

The CITI PHS course must be taken every three years. Once the initial course is taken, only the refresher course is required. Failure to complete the refresher course may result in the loss of your research privileges.