Assignment: Human subjects certification by October 10

For one of your future assignments, I will share with you research data I have collected through interviews. I can only do that if each student is certified to work with human subjects.

There are federal regulations in the U.S. that mandate the ethical treatment of human subjects. Violations can cause the university to lose federal funding.

By October 10, I need each one of you to become certified and to email me your certificate of completion.

Here is what you need to do:

Go to the CITI website and create an account, then  complete the appropriate certification.

For this class, you only need to complete Group 4 – Exempt Research Only.

However, if you think your thesis will require you to collect data from human subjects through interviews, observations, experiments, etc., please consider completing Group 2 – Social Behavioral Research. The certification should be valid for a few years, so you don’t have to do it again. It will be required in other classes as well, so it may be worth investing the time now to do Group 2.

For this class, I will accept a valid certificate for either Group 4 or Group 2. You do not need to do both.

If you have a valid certificate already, please login and email it to me by October 10.

If you do not send me your certificate, you cannot complete Usability Report 2, and you will lose all the points for that assignment.

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