Data Security trainings are a required component of the NSAPH on-boarding process. We require three trainings from all the research team members with access to regulated data:
CITI- Social and Behavioral/Biomedical Research Investigators Training
CITI- Yearly Data Security/Information Privacy and Security (IPS) Training
Please note that if your certification has not yet expired for the trainings mentioned above, you would not be expected to repeat the training. You can merely attach the certificates in the appropriate box within the NSAPH form.
Yearly Data Security/Information Privacy and Security (IPS) Training#
Because our research lab works with sensitive data, the IRB made it a requirement that all the research team members with access to regulated data complete a yearly Data Security Training on the CITI portal. Please complete the CITI module “Information Privacy and Security for Researchers” to fulfill this requirement (see below screenshots for more details).
The training is 30-45 minutes long and should be renewed every year.
Once you are done, please save your CITI training certificate as a pdf (
FirstName_LastName_IPS) and upload it to the forms when requested.
How to access the training#
After logging into your institutional CITI account, click on “View courses” > “Add a Course”, and make the below selections when prompted with the questions:
How to access the training as a Non-Harvard Affiliate#
#If you have a non-Harvard affiliation, please refer to the instructions outlined in the steps below to find the appropriate Data Security Training. Please note, all external researchers who have access to our data platforms are issued a Harvard Sponsored role, which in turn can follow the below steps to add Harvard University as an institution.
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