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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

Instructions for Registering For Human Subjects Research Training

Before beginning your human subjects research training, please be sure to read all of the steps.

Step 1:

Access the CITI website through The University of Texas at Austin portal:

CITI Login Screenshot

Step 2:

If this is the first time you have visited the CITI website via the University of Texas at Austin portal select "I am a new visitor to CITI." Otherwise, select the option "I am a returning visitor to CITI." NOTE: If you have previously visited the CITI website and select the new visitor option, you will receive an error message. Use your browser's back button and select the returning visitor option to proceed to CITI Training.

Step 3:

You will now be directed to the CITI Main Menu. Expand the "University of Texas at Austin Courses" bar.

Screenshot of CITI Main Menu

Step 4:

On the expanded bar, follow the link to “Add a course or update your learner groups for University of Texas at Austin

CITI Login Screenshot

Step 5:

On the “Select Curriculum - University of Texas at Austin” webpage (shown below) Choose "Human Subjects / IRB training" as the answer to Question 1 and then "Next." You will then be directed to Question 4.

Select Curriculum Screenshot

Step 6:

Answer "Yes" to Question 4: Are you here for Human Subjects / IRB training? and select "Next." You will be directed to Question 5.

Select Curriculum for Human Subjects Training Screenshot

Step 7:
For Question 5: Please select the Human Subjects / IRB training Course below, select either "Biomedical Researchers" or "Social/Behavioral Researchers" as appropriate and then select "Next". Be sure to register for the correct course. You will not receive credit in IRBaccess for "IRB Member and Staff" course.

IRB Training Course Selection Screenshot

Step 8:

You will now be directed to the CITI Main Menu. Under “My Courses” select ENTER. You will be directed to your Gradebook which lists the modules you need to complete to complete the course. To receive credit you must complete all of the required modules and one of the elective modules with an average quiz score of 80. The optional modules are offered for researchers who wish to learn more about the specific topics and do not count towards humans subjects research training.


For questions regarding human subjects research or training requirements, contact:

Office of Research Support
(512) 471-8871