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CUNY subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) research compliance courses to fulfill CUNY’s educational requirements. Please read the requirements section below to identify the training you are required to complete.
Instructions for accessing the CITI training program are provided at the bottom of CUNY’s Required Training webpage.
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in research are required to complete the CITI RCR training within six weeks of initiating their research. RCR training certificate will be valid for four years. CUNY researchers are required to take a refresher CITI RCR training course every four years.
Human Subjects Research
All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in human subjects research as key personnel must complete the Basic Course in the protection of human subjects prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of their protocol. Key personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and research personnel who interact directly with human subjects or who have access to private information related to human subjects during the course of a research project. Key personnel also include faculty sponsors /advisors who provide direct oversight of research with human subjects or research using private information about human subjects. Certificate of completion of the basic course is valid for three years. Key personnel of human subjects research protocols must complete a refresher course every three years.
Conflict of Interest
All investigators engaging in research related to any Public Health Service (PHS) funded grant or contract, Conflicts Committee members, and all CUNY College Conflicts Officers are required to complete the CITI training in Conflict of Interest (COI). In addition, a CUNY College Conflicts Officers or the CUNY Conflicts Committee may require individuals to complete this course on a case-by-case basis. Individual training requirements may be based on the nature of an existing conflict; non-compliance with CUNY’s Conflict of Interest Policy; or non-compliance with a Conflict of Interest management plan. COI training certificate will be valid for four years. CUNY researchers are required to re-take the CITI COI training course every four years.