Required Training for Researchers

Under the direction of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Northeastern University requires completion of training on the protection of human subjects and the ethical principles of research for all human subject research, regardless of whether or not investigators have received funding to support their project. This training is mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students who conduct/supervise research involving human subjects whether on campus or off-campus, whether funded or unfunded. Documentation of training must be on file with the Office of Human Subject Research Protection. HSRP will accept documentation of human subject protection training from other institutions.

Need to complete training?

If you have not yet completed some type of human subject protection training, Northeastern University now has an account with CITI for Human Subjects Training, which can be accessed at the following url: Once you are on the site, click the “Register” button located on the top right of the page to begin. All NU-affiliates can take the CITI training course at no charge. Please register using your NU email address and then complete the CITI Social & Behavioral Research Stage 1 Basic Course.

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Once you have completed the online training course, please forward a copy of your training certificate to Nan Regina, Director of HSRP at email:, fax: 617.373.4595, or campus mail stop: 560-177. The certificate can be sent as a screen shot, pdf, via fax or in hard copy.