IRB Member Education

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Length of Course:

The FCOI course is expected to take 15-30 minutes to complete.

When Course is Completed:

Please retain the original of your certificate and email a copy to the IRB Secretary.

How Long the Course Will Remain Valid:

Beginning August 24, 2012, ongoing education for FCOI will be required every 4 years.

Steps to Complete Course:

Go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/tutorial2011/fcoi.htm

Data Security and HIPPA

If you have previously completed CITI trainings for any other project or institution, please log in to CITI and add “Mount Sinai School of Medicine NYC” as an affiliate in order for any of your credits to transfer. You will be required to complete the course curriculum for your credits to transfer.

Length of Course:

The course is expected to take 4-6 hours to complete if you have not completed any trainings through CITI previously. The average user breaks this down over 5 sessions. All modules must be passed and completed in order for you to fulfill the education requirement.

When Course is Completed:

Please retain your certificate. Keep a copy for yourself and provide a copy to the IRB Secretary.

How Long the Course Will Remain Valid:

Ongoing education in human subjects research will be required every 3 years. Refresher courses will be offered through the CITI program to meet this new requirement.

Steps to Complete Course:

New CITI Users

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org
  2. Click on “New Users Register Here”
  3. Under “Select your institution or organization,” select “Mount Sinai School of Medicine NYC” in the “Participating Institutions” drop down box
  4. Create your own username and password
  5. Click on “Add a Course or Update your Learner Group”
  6. Under Question 1 select IRB Member and Under Question 3, select Data Security and HIPAA Training. The Good Clinical Practice Course (Question 2) is NOT a substitute for the Human Subjects Research training, and is not required.
  7. If you have taken the Data Security and HIPAA training prior to January 2011, you can select HIPAA Update to watch the updated HIPAA and Data Security Training.

Returning CITI Users

  1. Log in to the CITI website.
  2. On the main page, click: Affiliate with Another Institution.
  3. Under Participating Institutions select Mount Sinai School of Medicine NYC.
  4. Follow steps 5 through 7 above.