Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative - CITI

Information on CITI courses

Are you an Investigator, research team member, or student doing Human Subject Research?

  • If yes, select Human Subject Research CITI educational course.

You must take the Human Subject Research course in order to submit to the IRB or be listed as part of the research team.

There are two educational tracks: Biomedical or Social and Behavioral. You should choose the track that correlates best with the type of research in which you are involved:

  • If your research involves behavioral and/or social science methods, please select Social/Behavioral Researcher course.
  • If your research involves biomedical research methods, please select Biomedical Researcher course.
    • Note: If you perform interventional clinical studies, you may also be required to complete the “Good Clinical Practice (GCP)” course.
  • For more information about the educational requirements, please visit IRB CITI FAQs.

Initial and continuing education (every 3 years) will be required. Once the initial CITI modules are completed, users will complete refresher courses every three years. CITI offers an automated alert system to remind learners, by email, that refresher or recertification training is due.

Do you wish to take the RCR course or are you a student or post-doc paid off of an NSF grant?

  • If yes, select the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) CITI educational course.

NOTE: This is not required for the IRB when doing human subject research.

RCR educational modules are part of the NSF requirement for undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs supported by NSF funds.

Are you an Investigator or a research team member doing Research with Animals?

  • If yes, select Working with the IACUC CITI educational course. This is required if you plan to use lab animals in your work.

  • Next, select the type of animal with which you work.


  • Animal users also need to complete the IUEHS Safety & Health for Animal Users Training course.

Are you a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator conducting interventional clinical studies, or are you otherwise interested in Good Clinical Practice?

  • If yes, select the Good Clinical Practice CITI educational course.

The GCP educational course is a condition of IRB approval for Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators conducting interventional clinical studies. It is optional for all others.

Are you engaged in research subject to FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations (21 CFR 58)?

  • If yes, select the Good Laboratory Practice CITI educational course.

The GLP educational course is made available to the research community as an option to satisfy annual training requirements.

Are you engaged in research subject to National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirement on dual use of research?

  • If yes, select the Dual Use of Research Concern CITI educational course.

The Dual Use Research of Concern course is made available to the research community and is required for some research per the 2014 United States Government Policy for Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.

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