Who knew letter-writing could actually make a difference?
In response to the letter I sent yesterday to the CITI program, I got a prompt and very responsive reply from someone involved in running the program. She explained that the module had originally been written just for biomedical researchers. When it was adapted for social/behavioral researchers, the writers simply inserted new cases without really thinking about them. Most importantly, she said that she agreed with me and will revise the module.
UPDATE (7/6/2011): Not cool. Despite their promises, they didn’t change a thing.