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CITI Certification/Training

All personnel involved in the research (principal investigators, co-investigators, faculty advisors, and data collectors/analyzers), including those involved in projects exempt from review, must complete ethical training and provide a certificate of completion with the IRB application. While undergraduate researchers that are not principle investigators (PIs) are allowed to take NIH training (instead of CITI training), all other UNG researchers need to have completed (or renewed) all applicable CITI training module/s before they submit their application to the IRB.

There is no cost for the training, but registration is required. You may complete the training in one session or complete part of it and return. After completion of the training courses, you will receive a certificate. The certificate is applicable for three years from the date of completion. Please carefully study the CITI certification and training chart below and select the training modules that best match the type/s of your research you will be doing. Once you have identified them, please go to the CITI website and register for a new account (assuming you don't have one yet). Note: To make sure the registration process does not run into any major issues, please make sure that under Select Your Organization Affiliation you either enter or choose "University of North Georgia".

CITI-Decision-Making-Chart  Note: If you require this document in an alternative format, call the IRB Chair (Dr. Chantelle Renaud-Grant) at 706-867-2969, or email him/her at

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