Required Training

Suffolk University offers the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program as its human subjects research ethics training curriculum. All individuals working directly with human subjects or data that can be linked back to individual subjects must complete human subjects research training requirements every three years. Research protocols will not be reviewed prior to the completion of training by all study team personnel. 

To complete CITI you must first register by visiting the training log-in webpage, clicking on the ‘Register Here’ link and affiliating yourself with Suffolk University as the Participating Institution. Initial training requirements can be met by completing the Basic Course for Social and Behavioral Research Investigators. 

  1. Go to
  2. Register to create an account. Be sure to affiliate with Suffolk University during registration.
  3. When asked to select your curriculum, choose "Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course" under Question 1, and do not select any option under Question 2.
  4. Complete the Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research course.