Human Studies Training Requirements

Effective Date: September 4, 2012

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance human subjects protection and promote the ethical conduct of research at the University, the Human Studies Program has implemented training requirements for research staff and key personnel involved with human subjects research.

We are using the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) on-line module and interactive sessions to ensure that faculty, students and staff are appropriately trained in the protection of human subjects through all phases of study implementation.

Documentation of completion of training, (CITI Curriculum Completion Report, or for NIH research, NIH module completion certificate) must be provided with submission of new non-exempt research for IRB review.

Training Requirements for Key Personnel on NIH-Funded Research

Training Requirements for Investigators on Other Non-Exempt Research Projects

Online Training

Online Training for UH Researchers, Faculty and Students

To access the online training provided by The National Institutes of Health (NIH), click here.

UH is now a subscriber to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for  online training in Human Subject Research Protections. 

To register access the CITI website at
Follow their instructions to register as a new user, selecting the University of Hawai`i as the participating institution.

When registering please provide Campus affiliation, Department name, Employer/PI/Mentor’s name if applicable, and a phone number contact.

For detailed instructions on how to select the appropriate training curriculum, click here.

For more information on the University of Hawaii's participation in this program, and its Committment to the Responsible Conduct of Research, check here.