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IRB / HSR Compliance Requirement

Researchers working with human subjects with Vanderbilt PI's are required to be listed on Institutional Review Board [IRB] protocols & to complete Humans Subjects Research training [HSR] annually within the CITI system.  

*Please note: IRB / HSR training in CITI is NOT THE SAME as RCR compliance [also completed within CITI].

Logging In

First Time Users

Part of this training involves completing an online course in HSR. The HSR courses are administered by CITI, the same organization that supports RCR and IACUC courses that some of you may have taken before. If you have never used CITI, check out this page for detailed information on accessing the HSR courses under "Initial Log-in":

Returning Users

If you have accessed CITI before, please login and follow the prompts below. Please visit:
"Add a course or update your learner groups for Vanderbilt University" & make the following selections.

  • "I would like to view courses available for Human Subjects Research.",
  • "I need to complete a refresher course".
  • "Group 2: Social Behavioral Investigators and Key Personnel - 4 required modules.



Once complete, your profile will be updated within DiscovrE, the system used for human research protocol administration.  Your PI should then be able to add you to their protocol.