Human Research Protection Program

Human Subjects Training (CITI)

The University of Georgia (UGA) has chosen to subscribe to the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) for all of its online based human research training. All UGA researchers who are engaged in human research must complete an educational program on ethics and procedures for the use of human subjects research from CITI before the IRB may review a submission.  Refresher training is required every five years (every three years for GCP training.)
To complete the IRB training, you must access the UGA CITI Login Portal.  Log in using your UGA MyID and password.
Enroll in the appropriate UGA course. Note: Since several courses are available, be sure to select Human Subjects Courses (IRB) in Question 1.  At the Select Group section, (Select the group(s) appropriate to your research activities) choose one of the following and submit your group selection (Note: if you become involved in more than one project and the population or procedures are different, you may be required to take additional courses):

  • Social & Behavioral Research
  • Social & Behavioral Research – Children
  • Social & Behavioral Research – International
  • Social & Behavioral Research – Children & International
  • Social & Behavioral Research – Internet
  • Social & Behavioral Research – Pregnant Women
  • Social & Behavioral Research – Prisoners
  • Bio-Medical Research

It is the principal investigator’s responsibility to ensure that Research Staff are qualified (e.g., including but not limited to appropriate training, education, expertise, credentials and, when relevant, privileges) to perform procedures assigned to them during the study and to ensure that every research personnel’s required CITI training is kept current during the duration of the study.  Any study team member whose CITI training has expired must not participate in Human Research activities.
If you are required by sponsor contract or federal granting agency to complete Good Clinical Practice training, also choose one of the following in Question 4 (see the NIH Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-Funded Clinical Trails or FAQs at

  • Basic GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
  • Basic GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)
  • GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research

When you are prompted that your request has been successfully submitted, click on the name of the course to open/begin it. Complete all the required modules and associated quizzes.  A passing score of 80% or better is needed for successful completion of the course.
Important:  If you do not complete all the required modules in one session, you can re-enter the course as needed to complete the training.

Note: Bloodbourne Pathogens training is required for all University System of Georgia employees and students who have the potential to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material.  Completion records must be included in project records.

For questions or additional information about the training requirements, contact the Human Subjects Office at or 706-542-3199. For technical problems with the CITI site or course, contact the CITI Office at 888.529.5929 or +1 305.907.3100 (Outside U.S.), or visit their Support Center.