Stanford

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)

Set-Up Your Study

The STUDY SET-UP stage includes activities that occur after the study has been designed and developed, and before you begin to enroll patients.

This stage includes activities in areas such as:

  • contracts & grant proposals
  • IRB approval
  • research management compliance
  • study budgeting & billing
  • required registration of trial

CITI training is required human subjects training for all staff working on a research project (all investigators and other study personnel, including all persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting of a research project).

Stanford provides access to the required training through an interactive online tutorial, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

CITI offers a Basic (initial) course and then a Refresher course. Training is required every three years (two years for VA).

Key Points
  • CITI training is required (without exception)
  • Key personnel is defined in the University Research Policy Handbook.

Next Steps