Human Subjects Training Program - Effective November 9, 2018

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 IRB recommends that you maintain copies of all research personnel training in hard copy or electronically for easy access and for spot audits.


New CITI users

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, you must affiliate with New York University. For research at the Washington Square Campus and NYU Tandon, all investigators (student investigators, co-investigators, faculty sponsors, etc.,) must complete either the Social & Behavioral - Basic/Refresher course or the Biomedical Research - Basic/Refresher Course, whichever is more appropriate to your scientific discipline. When registering for CITI or affiliating with NYU, select Social & Behavioral Research Investigators or Biomedical Research Investigators for Question 2 of the Select Curriculum section. For new users, the Basic/Refresher course will include training on the revised Common Rule.

Current CITI users

If you have already taken either the Social & Behavioral or the Biomedical Course prior to January 21, 2019, please log in to your CITI account and register and take the Investigators - Revised Common Rule course.

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 log in. In the Main Menu please 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 888-529-5929 in the U.S. or +1 305-907-3100 Internationally (8:30am–7:30pm ET M-F) or send an email to: