CITI & Research

IRB Training – Oct. 17, 1:00 ET

Jennifer Linville, Purdue’s IRB Administrator, and other staff provide IRB training sessions on the West Lafayette campus. In this training, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) staff demonstrate how to submit an Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol application in the Cayuse IRB system, followed by a question-and-answer session, and one-to-one assistance on submissions. During a regularly scheduled campus training, we will set up a ZOOM meeting so that Educators and others in Extension may join. We will record the training and make it available.

Please register to take part:
IRB Training
October 17, 1:00–2:30 ET

Via ZOOM:

  • Please register in advance.
  • http://bit.ly/IRBtraining
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • We will not use your audio or video during this ZOOM session. You will use the CHAT to communicate. Julie Huetteman will monitor the CHAT and relay your questions and comments to the presenter.

On Campus:

  • If you are on campus and want to attend in person, advance registration is required due to limited space.
  • To register, send an email to irb@purdue.edu and include registrant name, email address, department, and principal investigator name.
  • Training will be held in the computer lab at Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959.
  • There are other dates available for on-campus IRB training sessions. You will find them posted on the HRPP website: https://www.irb.purdue.edu/training/.

If you have questions, please email Julie Huetteman, jhuettem@purdue.edu.

New Educators

Educators are required to complete the online training program called the “CITI PROGRAM” for Human Subjects Research.

NEW EDUCATORS (those who have not set up a CITI account before)

WEBSTIE: https://citiprogram.org

  1. Register and set up your account.
    AFFILIATION = Purdue University (SS0)

You can get to it two ways:

  • We now have an arrangement for a single sign-on process with the CITI website, so you will use your Purdue career account and BoilerKey to register an account and log in.
  • If you have an existing CITI account affiliated with another institution, you will need to change that account affiliation to Purdue.
  • On the top navigation:
    • Register
    • – OR –
    • Log in through my institution

2. CITI – Learner Registration – there are 7 steps. Complete all of them.

Please note: when you set up your Purdue University Profile – complete the required fields, but be sure to put these:Department = Cooperative Extension Service

  • Department = Cooperative Extension Service
  • What is your role in research? = Principal investigator

3. After registered and account is setup, click on “Add a Course”

4. Under “Select Curriculum – Purdue University” – Question 1, Human Subjects Research – select “Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel”

5. Now you will see your course listed on the menu – “Group 2”

6. Click on Group 2.  Review the Course information. Click on the “Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course” button.  Review and agree to the terms.  Click SUBMIT.

7. Click on title of a module, review all instruction materials included, and then complete quiz.  Repeat for each module in Group 2. Expect to spend about three hours of study or more to complete all the modules in Group 2. You do not need to complete the entire course in one session. Re-enter as often as you like. You must complete all required modules with a cumulative score of 80% or better to pass the course.

8.  When completed, main menu will show the “Passed” status. You can “View-Print-Share” a document with this information.

Educators with Existing Accounts

Transition in Courses
Due to recent changes by Purdue’s IRB, there is a new login and a couple things you need to check/update in your account before you complete your refresher course to keep CITI Certification current. You will need to check your Purdue University Profile in CITI. Then you will add a course.

Those with current CITI certification who completed the previous course “Group 3: Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Extension Educators,” will wait until their current 5-year certification cycle is complete (watch for CITI reminder emails). At that time, they will then take the course: “Group 2: Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel”.

WEBSITE: https://citiprogram.org

1. Log in to your account with NEW Single Sign On (SSO).

AFFILIATION = Purdue University (SS0)

  • We now have an arrangement for a single sign-on process with the CITI website, so you will
    use your Purdue career account and password/BoilerKey to log in.
  • On the top navigation, select “Log in through my institution”, then locate Purdue University on the list.

2. Confirm two items in your Purdue University Profile

  • Select “My Profiles” from the top navigation.
  • There are 2 profiles: CITI and Purdue.
  • Open the Purdue University Profile.
  • Scroll down the list of items in the profile, and be sure to put these:
    • Department = Cooperative Extension Service
    • What is your role in research? = Principal investigator
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on the “Update Profile” button.

3. “Add a Course” to your account

  • Select “Main Menu / My Courses” from the top navigation.
  • Select Purdue University Courses.
  • NOTE: Some Educators have completed Group 2 in the past. They will see Group 2 on the list of courses for
    them. They do not need to add another course, but instead, complete the refresher when they reach the 5-year
    certification cycle.
  • Scroll down to the “My Learner Tools for Purdue University” section.
  • Click on “Add a Course”
  • Under “Select Curriculum – Purdue University” – Question 1, Human Subjects Research – select “Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel”
  • Then scroll to the bottom and click SUBMIT.

4. Now you will see the menu includes – “Group 2” Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel

5. Complete the Group 2 course
On the menu select Group 2. Review the Course information. Click on the “Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement
before beginning the course” button. Review and agree to the terms. Click SUBMIT.

6. Click on title of a module, review all instruction materials included, and then complete quiz. Repeat for each module
in Group 2. Expect to spend about three hours of study or more to complete all the modules in Group 2. You do not
need to complete the entire course in one session. Re-enter as often as you like. You must complete all required
modules with a cumulative score of 80% or better to pass the course.

7. When completed, main menu will show the “Passed” status. You can “View-Print-Share” a document with this information.

IRB

Purdue Extension Specialists, Educators, Nutrition Education Program staff and others who are Principal Investigators or “key personnel” are to complete Human Subjects Research training via CITI, completing the course called, “Group 2. Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel.” Instructions are provided on the “New Educators” and “Educators with Existing Accounts” tabs on this website, and also on the IRB training website.

Human Subjects Information for Extension:

  • Purdue’s IRB website is here.
  • IRB Standard Operating Procedures: This document includes SOP 301, regarding Exemption Determinations, and references the exception allowing Extension Educators to make exempt submissions through the standard process (i.e., PROPEL).
  • Exemption Information: “Does your ‘human subjects research’ fit the criteria for exemption from IRB review?”
  • Training and Tools: This includes documents located under the “Online CITI Training” and “Research Guide” drop-downs. The applicable Researcher Guides include:
    • Researcher Responsibilities
    • Training and Education
    • Is your work Human Subjects Research?
    • Datasets Available to the Public
    • Recruitment
    • Compensation
  • Submission through PROPEL via “Submit a Protocol to IRB”. Login with career account and password (no BoilerKey available to access the site at this time).

Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Purdue’s IRB.