CITI Research Ethics and Compliance Training


CITI Compliance Training


citi onlineCITI training offers research ethics and compliance education on a number of subjects for various audiences. . 
Courses are designed to be relevant to specific disciplines such as Biomedical as well as Social and Behavioral fields.

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Human Subjects Research/IRB

Human Subjects Research (HSR) basic content is organized into two courses: Biomedical (Biomed) and Social-Behavioral-Education (SBE) within CITI. They are intended for anyone involved in research studies with human subjects, or who have responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to such research, including Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). This training is required prior to submitting an IRB protocol.

Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

"Working with the IACUC" is the required course within CITI and is intended for laboratory research personnel who will write animal use protocols for review by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) member or who will handle animals under such protocols. It provides basic information regarding the U.S. regulations for protection of animal subjects used in research, teaching, and testing. It also describes the sources and applicability of regulations governing animals in these uses.

Biosafety Training Course

This course provides training for researchers handling biohazards in a research or clinical laboratory. The courses addresses of biohazards, risk assessment, and key risk management principles including work practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), engineering controls, and emergency response. Those working with recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid research experiments, will need this training as one of the requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will be requiring protocol and lab approval for conducting experiments with various biohazards. This training must be completed before submission.

Research Conduct in Research Training

This course is required for all faculty involved in research, funded and unfunded. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of research misconduct and other behaviors that can compromise research integrity. You will need to choose the Social and Behaviors or the Biomedical Course depending on your research.

Conflicts of Interest Training

The ORSPA requires that a current COI form be kept on file with our office if you are currently submitting a grant or are currently involved in a grant. These courses are intended for investigators who receive funding from a PHS agency, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or who are required by their organization to be familiar  the PHS financial conflicts of interest regulations. All faculty are required to complete this training regardless of funding.with

Export Control

This training focuses on export compliance as it relates to biosafety, operational departments, international shopping, purchasing, international and foreign waters, collaborations, and U.S. sanctions programs, distance education, and technology.

It is designed for use by investigator, members of the research team, key personnel across operational departments, and others who work with or may be responsible for federally controlled devices, materials, or technologies.