Federal Regulations require that all research investigators, sub-investigators and research staff complete a training course regarding research with human subjects. You can obtain the certification via LSC subscription with CITI at no cost.
Step 2: CITI - Learner Registration - Select the option “Select your Organization Affiliation” and enter Lone Star College, check box I AGREE and I Affirm.
Steps 3-6: Create your CITI - Learner Registration steps. Step 5 - Role in Research is eithr Principle Investigatoror Co-Investigator.
Step 7: Answer Question 1 only: Human Subjects Research: Educ and SS PIs is the learner group to be enrolled in the appropriate class. Note: Unless you are doing animal research questions 2 & 3 is not applicable.
Sub-Investigators and Research Staff
"Appropriately qualified sub-investigators and research staff may perform tasks as delegated by the Principal Investigator but they do not accept primary responsibility for the research study."
The PI's role is to take full responsibility for any consequences related to the operation and outcomes of the study as well as being certified to conduct the study.
According to Federal Regulations, the PI is also responsible for:
"...ensuring that all associates, colleagues, and other personnel assisting in the conduct of the research study are appropriately informed of (i) the study procedures; (ii) informed consent requirements; (iii) the potential adverse events associated with study participation and the steps to be taken to reduce potential risks; (iv) adverse event reporting requirements; and (v) data collection and record-keeping criteria.
First time users must complete the registration form on the linked page before starting the course. Please allow 1-2 hours to complete the course. Certificate will be available to print following completion of the tutorial.