The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) offers web-based training packages on issues relating to research. The University of South Carolina has contracted with CITI to provide training to investigators in the following areas:
All USC investigators and key personnel involved in conducting human subjects research (including Exempt research) are required to complete the CITI web-based course on protection of human research subjects.
Investigators must select the Basic course that is most congruent with the nature of their research (biomedical or social & behavioral). Both courses are not required; appropriate content is repetitive in both courses.
The course will require 5-6 hours to complete; you can exit and enter at will. Do not exit the program if you have a low quiz score; go back, review the module and retake the quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as needed. However, once you exit the program, the quiz score cannot be changed.
The Refresher Course is required every 3 years after the initial Basic Course is successfully completed.
Courses Not Related to Human Subjects
The Student Education (SBR and Biomedical Research) courses are designed strictly as classroom exercises.
Responsible Conduct in Research
These courses meet the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) requirement for the training of students/trainees who are supported by NSF grants.
Conflicts of Interest
This optional course consists of 9 sections and a final quiz. It takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
The CITI Program offers the following GCP courses that are acceptable GCP training for the NIH policy.
- GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
- GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)
eIRB Training Videos
The following training tools are designed to assist users with navigating the eIRB system.
VIDEO: Getting Started
Learn how to register and log in to eIRB, navigate the login workspace and initiate a new study.
VIDEO: eIRB & CITI: Documenting Human Subjects Research Training
This taped session has been created to describe the new system feature that integrate CITI training data in eIRB.
VIDEO: Creating and Submitting New Studies
Learn how to create and submit a new study in the system
VIDEO: eIRB Amendment Design
Learn about the system's amendment design and steps to plan and submit amendment requests.
VIDEO: Creating and Submitting Amendments
Learn how to create and submit an amendment in the system
VIDEO: Responding to IRB Comments
Learn how to submit requested changes to an eIRB application