Human Subjects Research

We provide training in the regulatory oversight requirements for conducting human subject research.

As an investigator or other member of a research team working with human subjects, you will need to take a comprehensive Basic Foundations course administrated by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program, which must be completed before submitting to the IRB. Follow these steps to fulfill this requirement:

  1. Log in to CITI Program and associate yourself with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  2. On the main menu page, click the link "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups" for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  3. Add the course(s) that you need to complete, and click "Submit."
  4. Keep a copy of each completion certificate for your own files. The certificates are valid for three years. After three years, return to the CITI website to complete the "Refresher" course.

HIPAA and Data Security

As an investigator or other member of a research team working with human subjects, you must complete both the Data Security and HIPAA training and the HIPAA Update modules. Occasionally, the Program for the Protection of Human Subjects announces required updates to the Data Security training, which you must attend.

Blood Borne Pathogens Training

Mount Sinai PEAK offers a Biosafety and Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) training and exam. In addition, Infection Control has a course in BBP for clinical health care workers who have human subject contact.

Good Clinical Practice

This class explores the fundamentals of good clinical practice when engaged in human subject research and is required for investigators and research staff conducting clinical trials. Contact Carol Stamaty to register for the Research Compliance Class or see the Program for the Protection of Human Subjects Education Requirement instructions for Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program training.