Human Participants Training and Education Requirement

In response to a federal mandate on human participants protection training, Binghamton University has adopted a mandatory initial and ongoing training program for ALL investigators and their faculty supervisors AND research personnel involved in human participants research. (Research personnel are defined as anyone who is listed on the Human Subjects Research Review form).

Educational group selection varies on the type of research that will be conducted. There are three types of review: Exempt, Expedited and Full Board Review. The review criteria is based on the risk and the subjects involved. For example, all research that involves obtaining DNA specimens require full board review.

For a complete list of the determination of IRB review, please visit our website at this link: Determining Human Subjects Involvement.


Human Subjects Training for  research in social behavioral and bio-medical research:
Procedures for  Online CITI Training

Binghamton University faculty, staff and students Log into CITI via Single Sign On (SSO) and chose SUNY-University at Binghamton LINK TO CITI

University guests and other users: If you are not already registered with CITI, you will need to register here:

When you complete registration or sign in you will need to select the Human Subjects training that you are required to take. Please note these courses have been updated and there are no longer refresher courses.  All material has been complied into 3 courses.

For question  1: Choose your course

Skip questions 2 through 7

For question 8, select: Not at this time, thank you 

Then click: SUBMIT

You will need to agree tot he acknowledgment prior to taking the course.  Please check with your PI or the Human Subjects office to determine if you need to take any supplemental modules with in your course.

Last Updated: 3/16/17