Hines VA Investigator Certification / Recertification Test
“VA Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practices, Basic Course” is now administered through CITI (collaborative institutional training initiative). Users can log into the site at citiprogram.org. You will need to register first and then take and pass the exam.

The CITI Program, co-founded by Karen Hansen and Paul Braunschweiger, PhD, includes:

  • Basic Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.
  • Biomedical Focus
  • Social and Behavioral Focus.
  • Refresher Courses
  • Good Clinical Practice Course.
  • Health Information Privacy and Security Course (HIPS)
  • Laboratory Animal Welfare Courses for investigators and IACUC Members
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

You will not be able to start any research with the Department of Ophthalmology until you have passed this certification exam.