HomeBank includes both an open component for which no password or special membership is needed and a restricted
component that is password protected. The restricted component is only open to members and people
working under their direct supervision. Members should ideally be the
most senior-ranking researcher who will have access to the data. Where
possible, students seeking access to HomeBank data should do so under
the direction of their faculty advisors.
To apply for membership in HomeBank, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your
We will reply to your request first through email and then through a
brief phone call to review data confidentiality considerations.
All HomeBank members must also have received some accepted form of Human Subjects training.
To complete this requirement, there are four options:
Most researchers at universities in the United States can obtain NIH certification
through some system sponsored by their home university.
Your country may offer some equivalent form of training, such as the Canadian CORE training.
In that case, you can just send us the certificate of completion of that training.
If options #1 or #2 do not apply, NIH certification is available
here at a cost of $64.95.
To save the $64.95 fee, you can also complete CITI training using the
service available through Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). You would go
to www.citiprogram.org and go through about 6 screens to set up a
registration name, password, etc. You can use your gmail address etc and
you can say what country you are in. Don’t register for continuing
education. If you finally get to a screen that asks you for any credit
card information, make sure you don’t enter that, but instead quit at
that point. After that, they will send you an email showing that you
are registered. Then log in with your registered name and password,
and then you can select the Social and Behavioral Research -
Basic/Refresher module. You will need to say that you don’t want all the others
(export, animals, etc.). You also should say that you are affiliated with
Carnegie Mellon University.
Once you have completed either one of these options, please send us a
copy of the certificate of completion so we can keep it on file.