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Psychology 242
Research in Psychology
Dr. David J. McKirnan


Instructions for CITI ethics training
Revised 9/15/16

Read these instructions carefully while you Register for the CITI ethics training.

For class credit you must register for the training and send evidence of your participation to your TA.
You will take the Social & Behavioral Sciences track. You are required to pass (score = 80%) the 8 modules given below; you cannot go from one module to the next without passing.
This is the first 8 of the complete training; I am less interested in "Students in research" and "Federal Regulations", but unfortunately you can only take modules in order, we cannot skip around.
If want to get credentialed for involvement in a research lab take the complete course.

Access the CITI site here.
On the Registration Page under Create an Account click: Register.

  1. Search for University of Illinois Chicago.
  2. Enter Name & E-mail.
  3. Make up an ID & password (remember them; you will need them later when you refresh your training).
  4. Enter US.
  5. No, you do not need to buy CE credits.
  6. Fill in demographics:
    • Institutional e-mail address = your netid@uic.edu
    • Department = Psychology;
    • Role in research = Student researcher - undergraduate;
    • Office phone = UIC general number (312-996-7000);
    • College = Liberal Arts & Sciences
  7. Step 7:
    • Click: Human Subjects Research,
    • Enroll in the Basic Course,
    • Click: Group 2: Social / Behavioral...
  8. Click: Finalize Registration.
  9. Click on the bar: University of Illinois, Chicago Courses
  10. Under Courses click your course: Group 2HSP, Social / Behavioral Research...
  11. Agree to the integrity question.
Required Modules
  • Belmont Report and CITI Course Introduction
  • Students in Research
  • History and Ethical principles
  • Defining Research with Human Subjects
  • The Federal Regulations
  • Assessing Risk
  • Informed consent
  • Privacy and Confidentiality

After you complete your last module take a screen shot of your score and send it to your TA.
If you complete the entire course you will receive a certificate by e-mail. You can also send that to your TA.
Hold on to your certificate; if you want to work in a researcher's lab you will need it .