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CITI-Online Human Subjects Research Ethics Training Module

All JHSPH faculty, staff, and students, who are “engaged” in human subjects research (see Guidance: When is an Institution or PI "Engaged" in Human Subjects Research?) must complete successfully an online human subjects research ethics training program through CITI, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  The successful completion of the basic course will satisfy institutional requirements for 5 years, after which time a refresher course is required.   Investigators on new PHIRST applications must satisfy these ethics training requirements, or the IRB will not approve their inclusion on the research team.  Certain specialized research requirements have been added for investigators conducting clinical trials, working on Native American reservations, using Protected Health Information (PHI), and/or funded by the Department of the Navy.  Please review the entire chart below to identify your personal training requirements.

Here are the ethics and other compliance training requirements, depending upon research type and funding source; all certificates of completion may be uploaded to your personal profile page in PHIRST:

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JHSPH Learner Groups

Training Courses Required

All JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students who have not previously completed CITI human subjects research ethics training

  • JHSPH Human Subjects Research Basic Course

OR (For DoD funded research)

  • Department of the Navy CITI Human Subjects Research Ethics Training for “Extramural Performers and Collaborators.”  (Register through DoN CITI account)

Non-JHSPH co-investigators who have not completed human subjects research ethics training elsewhere and need training to register in PHIRST

  • JHSPH Human Subjects Research Basic Course

OR

  • Family Health International (FHI), NIH, etc.

JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students who previously completed CITI human subjects research training  5 years (or more) ago and need to renew certification

  • JHSPH Human Subjects Research Refresher  Course 1, 2, or 3

OR (For DoD funded research)

  • Department of the Navy CITI Human Subjects Research Ethics Training for “Extramural Performers and Collaborators.”

JHSPH investigator, study staff, and students conducting research on Native American reservations.

  • Satisfaction of the JHSPH IRB Human Subjects Research  requirement, above

AND

  • CITI Native American Module

JHSPH investigator, study staff, and students conducting clinical trials with drugs/devices

  • Satisfaction of the JHSPH IRB Human Subjects Research  requirement, above

AND

  • CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Training

Additional Requirement Through JHU MyLearning System

JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students using Protected Health Information in Research

MyLearning Module: HIPAA & Research - 01 You will find this course in the MyLearning Course Catalog under “Compliance > Research Compliance and Ethics > HIPAA & Research.”  It will NOT be listed under “HIPAA.”  You do not need to take the “General Privacy Issues” course as a prerequisite.

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