Research Integrity & Human Subjects Training

We have partnered with CITI who provides the most up to date learning modules that are compliant with federal guidelines.

To begin the training, register on the CITI site & affiliate yourself with Plymouth State University. At the end of registration CITI will prompt the user to answer five questions pertaining to which courses the they would like to take or click here for a decision tree. The courses are outlined below as well as who needs to take each one. Training certifications are valid for a period of four years, after which time it is the individual’s responsibility to complete a “refresher” CITI module.

Human Subjects Research

This is CITI Question 1 and it is required for ALL individuals conducting research with human subjects, whether funded or non-funded. Students conducting research on human subjects are only required to take the course labeled: Students conducting no more than minimal risk research.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

This is CITI Question 3 and it is required for those supported under externally and/or internally funded research projects.

Financial Conflict of Interest (COI)

This is CITI Question 4 and it is required for those supported under externally and/or internally funded research projects.

Animal Care and Use

This is CITI Question 5 and it is required for ALL individuals conducting research with vertebrate animals, whether funded or non-funded.

Export Control Regulations (ECR)

Individuals conducting research projects where technology, data, or equipment, will be utilized in foreign countries, or where involvement of foreign persons are involved either directly through foreign travel by PSU personnel or where foreign persons are working on PSU projects. Export Controls training is provided through UNH and can be found at: Export Controls at UNH

The full policy can be read here: Plymouth State University Research Integrity Policy

There are other training modules available that may be required based on what type of research you are doing. Please contact ORSP with questions on whether you need to take any additional training.