Ethics Tutorial

Human Studies Council


Ethics Tutorial for All Researchers

To comply with the HSC/IRB requirement for completing a tutorial on protecting human subjects in research, all investigators and staff named in a research protocol that involve human subjects are to complete the ethics tutorial program: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

CCSU researchers who do not have an existing account with CITI, will have to register for a new account by selecting "Central Connecticut State University" from the "Select Your Organization Affiliation" drop-down menu.  Once registered, researchers will select from three different ethics tutorial programs.  Group 1 is for undergraduate students, Group 2 is for faculty and graduate students, and Group 3 is for IRB Members.  There are also optional additional modules available for educational purposes.

Each group will have a set of required modules to complete along with two electives. Each module takes about 15 to 20 minutes. It is possible to start the tutorial then logoff to return later to finish.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

CITI certificates of completion must be submitted with the Initial Protocol Submission Form for review by the HSC/IRB. Certificates of completion for the NIH Protecting Human Research Participants course are no longer accepted. NIH has discontinued the (NIH) Protecting Human Research Participants course.