NIH Online Certification Training

Under Federal law and in compliance with Siena College’s Federalwide Assurance (FWA), anyone engaged in human subject research is required to complete the appropriate training on the protections of human subjects.  To fulfill this federal mandate, the IRB accepts the NIH Office of Extramural Research, Protecting Human Research Participants training modules or CITI Protection of Human Subjects Curriculum. 

The NIH training is free and web-based comprised of seven modules.  The entire training takes approximately three hours to complete. The IRB will be unable to approve any IRB project without providing a NIH or CITI computer-printed Certificate of Completion along with the application.  This policy applies to the PI(s), Co-PI(s), and faculty supervisors.

Instructions for Creating an Account

In order to complete the training modules, you will need to complete the User Registration page.  After you have completed the registration, you should receive a confirmation email from NIH. If you didn't receive an email confirmation, it is likely that the email was sent to spam.  Please check your spam folder in the event you didn't receive a confirmation email.  Once you have received a confirmation email from NIH, please return to the User Log-In page and log in with the email and password you created.  You will need your email address and password in order to log in, save your progress, and generate a certificate upon completion which is valid for two years.

Below is a screen shot of the main menu after you log in.  You will receive a check mark after successfully completing each unit and passing the four required quizzes. Once you have successfully completed each module and passed the quizzes, you will then be able to generate a certificate by clicking the "Get Certificate" link on the right-hand side.  You will need to furnish a copy of your Certificate of Completion with your complete IRB application in order to be cleared for IRB review. 

If you have questions, feel free to call (518) 783-2307.