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, faculty supervisors (when applicable) and research personnel. Research personnel are defined as anyone who is listed on the Human Subjects Research Review (HSRR) protocol.
Human Subjects training for research in social behavioral and biomedical research is facilitated through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
All research personnel must complete one of the following two courses:
- Group 1: Biomedical
- Group 2: Social and Behavioral
*Please note: CITI certification for the above courses are now valid for 4 years.
RCR courses are not an acceptable substitute for this training requirement.
In addition to Human Subject Research training, it is the policy of the NIH policy that all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials are to complete training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).CITI GCP course available at Binghamton University are as follows:
- GCP for Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research
- GCP for Clinical Investigations of Devices
- GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)
- GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
The Binghamton University IRB will require any PI and study teams members engaged in clinical trials research to complete the GCP applicable course whether funded or not by the NIH. If you are not certain which courses to take to comply with these requirements, please contact the HSRR office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the IRB Associate Director at (607) 777-3918.
Procedures for Online CITI Training
Binghamton University faculty, staff and students Click HERE and log in via the blue LOG IN button and then click "LOG IN THROUGH MY INSTITUTION" and chose SUNY-University at Binghamton. *
To add the new course:
After you log in You will see the Main Menu:
Click Add a Course:
For question 1, select: The Human Subjects course that bests fits your research or the course your PI instructs you to take. Please note these courses have been updated and there are no longer refresher courses.
Skip questions 2 through 8 unless you are conducting a Clinical Trial. If you are conducting a Clinical Trail, select the appropriate course in Question 3.
Then click: SUBMIT
You will need to agree to the acknowledgment prior to taking the course.
*If you do not have an account and have a Binghamton University email, please do the following: Click HERE and log in via the blue LOG IN button and then click REGISTER and chose SUNY-University at Binghamton for your organization (select the one with SSO). Click both boxes that you agree and then choose (Continue To Create Your SSO Username/Password). You should then be prompted to create your account using your Binghamton email and PODS account info.
*If you do not have an account and do not have a Binghamton University email, please do the following: Click HERE and log in via the blue LOG IN button and then click REGISTER and chose SUNY-University at Binghamton for your organization ( Do not select the one with SSO). Click both boxes that you agree and then choose (Continue To Create Your CITI Program Username/Password). You should then be prompted to create your account using your own email.
Note: You do not need to upload a course completion certificate as a supplemental document to your research protocol submission. The HSRR staff can access the information via CITI.