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HREB Human Subjects Education Program (CITI)


SUNY New Paltz uses the online Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) to satisfy compliance with Federal human subject education requirements.

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (C.I.T.I.)

Please print the following instructions before following the link to to begin your training.

Instructions on Registering for the Course:

  • Click on New Users “Register Here” Link.
  • Select your institutional affiliation (State University of New York—New Paltz) under the heading “Participating Institutions.”
  • Establish a username and password. Then create a profile, filling out all required fields.

Important: Be sure to give a valid email address at which you may be contacted.

If you have never taken CITI before, follow these steps:

At the top right side of the screen, click "register".

Under Selected Institution section, click on the drop down menu for Participating Institutions and select SUNY - New Paltz.  Once selected, that is all you need to answer on that page.  Scroll all the way down and click continue to step 2.

Step 2: Complete the Personal Information section.

Step 3: Create your username and password.

Step 4: Complete the Gender, Ethnicity and Race section.

Step 5: Complete the Option of receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit section.

Step 6: Complete the information requested by SUNY - New Paltz section.

Step 7:

  1. Under Question #1, you must select Social/Behavioral Research: Social/Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel if you are submitting a HREB application.  This is the basic course and MUST be taken before any other CITI courses.
  2. Under Question #2, select I have not previously completed an approved basic course. This is only applicable if you have already taken the basic course and need Recertification (i.e. "Refresher Course").
  3. Under Question #3, select Not at this time.
  4. SKIP QUESTION #4!! The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is NOT required for Human Subjects training.
  5. Under Question #5, select No.
  6. Now, click Complete Registration
  7. On the next screen, select Finalize registration
  8. The screen will now say: Your registration has been completed successfully.

Main Menu:

  • Under SUNY - New Paltz Courses, it will tell you what course you are enrolled in and will display your Course Completion History. You may re-enter this menu at any time in order to update your profile information or to continue working on the course modules.
  • A passing score of 70% is required to earn a training certificate.

3. Certification:

Once you have completed your course, please download a copy of your transcript for your records.  You must complete the Social/Behavioral Research: Social/Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel in order to obtain approval from the SUNY New Paltz Human Research Ethics Board (HREB).

Certification is valid for 3 years.

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