CITI Training Requirements: Investigators, Research Staff, & Students Engaged in Human Research
The CITI-Protection of Human Subjects Research Training courses fulfill the University's requirement for training in human research protections.
You must follow the instructions below in order to receive credit for completing the CITI course.
Open the www.citiprogram.org web site. It is recommended that you keep this page open so you can refer to it as you complete the registration process.
From the login and registration page, select “New users-Register here”.
Choose the University of Pennsylvania as the participating university.
NOTE for VA and CHOP Affiliates: If you have an appointment at the VA or CHOP, you should register under the VA or CHOP. Upon completion of the training, please send your certificate to
to credit your training in Knowledge Link.
NOTE: Penn requires CITI training every 3 years. If you previously completed the School of Medicine's POR training or CITI training, the CITI Refresher 101 course satisfies the training requirement.
Select a user name and password. Provide all requested contact information.
You must enter your correct PennID in the PennID field in order to receive credit for completing a course. (Your Penn ID is the group of 8 numbers prominently displayed under your name on your Penn Card). If you do not have a Penn ID, enter your date of birth MMDDYYYY. If your data does not appear in Knowledge Link after one week, or if you have any other questions, contact
or call 215-573-2540.
Select the Learner Group that is most appropriate for your research activities. If you are a Faculty/Staff member, please select your appropriate group below. You will be enrolled in the basic course for that group.
Students - Class projects
Refresher 101 - Biomedical Research
Refresher 101 - Social & Behavioral Research
Under My Courses, click Enter next to the course "Human Research"
You must complete all modules in order to get a certificate of completion.
Human Subjects ResearchApplication (HS-ERA) is asecure, web-based systemused to submitapplications to the IRBfor review andis mandatory for allnew IRBapplications. ThisSpring,the IRBwillhosta training
session for new users of the system. This workshopwill explain the different sectionsof the initialapplicationfor both biomedicalandsocial behavioral research. Additionally,thissession will provide tips for submittingmodifications to existingprotocols, continuingreview applications andreportableeventsthrough the electronic submission system. IRB staff memberswill provide answersto frequently asked
questionsabout the HS-ERA systemandwilloffer helpfulhints to attendees.This session isintendedforusers who have little experience submittingthrough HS-ERA but also can also servewell asa refresher for the moreseasonedsubmitters.
June 4, 2013
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Suite 301S ORA
Using Bloodand Tissuefor Research: Ethical Implications, ProceduralRequirements and Practical Considerations
Thissession,co-hostedby the IRBand the Pathology/LaboratoryResearch Support Committee, willprovide insight into theethical considerations regardingtheuse ofspecimens in research. Additionally, this session will review the procedural requirements relatedto the useof bloodandtissue at Penn for research purposes when theresourcesofthe Department of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine are utilized. This session will provide submission guidance relatedto the forms required for Path/LabCommittee review andthe specific questions relatedto use of specimens thatmust be addressedwithin the HS-ERA application to the IRB.A question/answer session willfollow the presentations.
1:00 P.M. –3:00 P.M.
Location: Medical AlumniHall
ConsentingSpecial Populations:LessonsLearned andStrategies for Success
This comprehensive workshopwill provide submitterswith helpful
guidance relatedto the regulatory requirements for the informedconsent formandprocess.The IRBstaff willreview the regulations relatedto informedconsent, discuss the initial andongoingconsent process,and discuss potential challenges that requireconsideration when developingan informedconsent formandprocess forstudies involvingspecial populations.Finally, this workshopwillfeaturea panel of experienced researchers/research personnelwho willsharetheir experiences and
advice relatedto consentwith specialpopulations.
May 17, 2013
10:00 A.M. –12:00 P.M.
Location: Class of ’55
For questionsabout this series, please e-mail MeganKasimatis Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRB Member & Administrative Staff Tools & Resources