The University of Notre Dame requires that any researcher conducting human subjects research (interacting with subjects, or accessing private identifiable data), as well as faculty advisors, must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training prior to approval to work with human subjects.

Following the link above, users should select "Login Through My Institution," and then search for the University of Notre Dame. CITI will then log the user into their system using the NetID of the individual accessing the program. By then navigating to the "Learner Tools" and choosing "Add a Course" the researcher can select the course that they need to add. For all human subjects research, individuals can choose to complete either Social and Behavioral Research (ID:3572) or Biomedical Research (ID:3571) courses, depending on which course they believe most appropriately covers the research they plan to conduct.

For amended protocols, any personnel being added to the protocol must have completed CITI training within the past three years. The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that personnel listed in the protocol have completed the CITI Training requirements.

All researchers will be required to renew their CITI training every three years. If a CITI human subjects course was completed through an external institution within the past three years, the training certification may be accepted at Notre Dame. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the researcher to provide the completion certification from the previous institution in the IRB protocol attachments. 

For additional questions or more information on CITI, please visit For support on the CITI training program, including how to register, please visit