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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Human Subjects Training Program

Under NYU’s Federal Wide Assurance, all researchers (e.g., principal investigators, co-investigators, faculty sponsors, student investigators, as well as other research personnel) who have involvement with human subjects need to demonstrate a basic knowledge of human research ethics, regulations, laws and local policies prior to initiating research with human subjects. At NYU, such training is assured for all research personnel who are involved with human research subjects by completing an on-line program through CITI:

The NYU CITI administrator will be able to certify completion of Human Subjects training so there is no need to submit a training certificate for any NYU personnel on projects. The IRB recommends that you maintain copies of all research personnel training in hard copy or electronically for easy access and for spot audits.

If you are a new CITI learner, please go to, on the upper right hand corner of the screen, click on “Register.” The registration process will walk you through 7 steps. In the registration process, please affiliate with New York University. For most research at the Washington Square Campus, NYU Poly, NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi, investigators should complete the Social and Behavioral basic course which consists of 16 learning modules. The approximate completion time can vary from learner to learner and also from module to- module. We recommend allowing at least 15 minutes per module. Learners do not need to take the entire course in one sitting. Aggregate test scores of at least 80% are needed to receive a passing grade.

To save an electronic copy of the completion certificate, click on "Print Report." The report will open up as a PDF document which then can be saved (or printed for your records). You can also access your report at any time by logging into your CITI account. There will be no need to contact the IRB Office to obtain a record.

If you have taken a CITI human subjects training course at another institution, please go to and in the Main Menu choose “Click here to affiliate with another institution.” Please read the directions and follow the steps to affiliate with New York University.

Questions about training requirements may be directed to or you may call 212-998-4808 (9am – 5pm ET M-F)

Technical problems should be directed to CITI, which has an automated support knowledge base. You can also contact CITI at 305-243-7970 (8:30am – 7:30pm ET M-F) or send an email to:

New Human Subjects Training


NYU UCAIHS is transitioning to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training modules for Human Subjects available at The human subjects tutorial exam currently available on our website will be taken down May 25th, 2015. After that date, all PIs, their Faculty Sponsors, and key personnel (or all individuals responsible for the design and conduct of the study) will be required to take and pass the NYU CITI training modules with an 80 or above as per our Federal assurance.

If you have already taken the training available on the UCAIHS website, you will not be required to take the CITI training.

If you have already taken the CITI training at another institution, you may check to confirm that what you have taken includes all the modules required by NYU. If so, you may add NYU to your profile.

Please contact the UCAIHS office with any questions about human subjects training:

Phone: (212) 998-4808


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