Instructions for Completing Human Subjects Research Training

If you have never completed human subjects training in CITI before, these instructions will guide through the process.

Before beginning the training, be sure to read all of the steps.

Access the CITI website through The University of Texas at Austin portal:


NOTE: If this is the first time you have visited the CITI website via the University of Texas at Austin login portal, you should select "I am a new visitor to CITI."

Otherwise, select the option "I am a returning visitor to CITI." If you get an error message, simply use your browser's back button and select the returning visitor option.

You will now be directed to the CITI Main Menu. Expand the "University of Texas at Austin Courses" bar.


On the expanded bar, follow the link to “Add a course."

On the “Select Curriculum - University of Texas at Austin” webpage (shown below) Choose "Human Subjects / IRB training" as the answer to Question 1 and then "Next." You will then be directed to Question 4.


Answer "Yes" to Question 4: Are you here for Human Subjects / IRB training? and select "Next." You will be directed to Question 5.


For Question 5: Select the Human Subjects / IRB training Course below, select either "Biomedical Researchers" or "Social/Behavioral Researchers" as appropriate and then select "Next". Be sure to register for the correct course. You will not receive credit in IRBaccess for "IRB Member and Staff" course.


You will now be directed to the CITI Main Menu. Select the blue bar for "University of Texas at Austin Courses." This will show course that you selected.

Select the course name in blue to view the required modules that you must complete in order to receive completion credit for The University of Texas at Austin.

To receive credit you must complete all of the required modules and one of the elective modules with an average quiz score of 80. The optional modules are offered for researchers who wish to learn more about the specific topics and do not count towards humans subjects research training.

Questions? Contact the Office of Research Support and Compliance at or 512-471-8871

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