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Researcher Instructions

You  have NEVER taken human subjects training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Hello Researcher,

If you have NEVER taken human subjects protection training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), please follow the instructions below to complete the CITI training.  Upon completion of training, your certificate must be sent to usafa.irb@usafa.edu or included as a separate supporting document in a protocol submission.

NOTE:  Protocols that include investigators who have not had the appropriate annual training will not be reviewed until the appropriate training certificates are received.

1. Go to www.citiprogram.org 
2. Click on “Register in the top right corner of the page
3. In “Step 1” of the Registration you are asked to select your “Organization Affiliation”
a.Drop down options will populate as you type in the search box. Type “U.S.” and select “U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office” (the fourth option) from the list that is created.
i. Please note that copying and pasting the entire Institution name rather than typing will not work. You must begin typing and then select the institution from the list provided.
4. Click “Continue to Step 2” and enter your name and email address where prompted.
5. Click “Continue to Step 3” and create a username and password, and select and answer the security question where prompted.
6. Click “Continue to Step 4” and answer the questions about gender, ethnicity and race.
a. All of the questions must be answered, but all of the questions have a “Prefer not to answer” option.
7. Click “Continue to Step 5” and indicate whether you are interested in receiving Continuing Education credit for completed CITI courses and research participation. 
a.You must select either “Yes” or “No.” Neither answer is required for this training; you will need to contact your institution to determine whether CITI CE credits will be accepted to meet institutional requirements.
8. Click “Continue to Step 6” and enter the required information requested by U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office.
9. Click “Continue to Step 7” and answer the questions in order to create your CITI “Curriculum”
a. Scroll down the screen until you see “Question 1.”
i. Select the radio-button next to the Group that best describes you (i.e. Investigator, IRB Member, or Research Support Personnel). 
b. Scroll down the screen until you see “Question 2”
i. Select the last radio-button, “I have not previously completed an approved Basic Course.” 
10. Click “Complete Registration”
11. Click “Finalize Registration”
a. This should take you to the Main Menu screen, where you will see a green check-mark and the text “Your registration has been completed successfully.”
b. Immediately below the check mark should be a blue bar with “U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office” written in white. Click on this blue bar.

i. This will open the list of courses in which you have been enrolled, based on your answers to Questions 1 & 2, in alphabetical order by title.
12. If you have any trouble with the above directions please contact the CITI Support Desk for trouble-shooting.

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