The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is a leading online training program offering a wide range of curricula in the areas of human subject research, animal research, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest and IRB training.
CITI Program is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.
To register, please follow these instructions:
- Click on “Register”
- Under “Select your organization affiliation”, type in Ursinus College.
- Create your username and password by filling in the required information and select the Learner Group.
- If you are a Faculty member, you will select your role in research as the Principal Investigator. If you are a student, select your role as a Student Investigator – undergraduate.
- Complete the registration process by filling in the required information.
Conflict of Interest Course:
Principal Investigators must take the CITI Conflict of Interest Course at least once every four years OR immediately upon revision of the college’s FCOI policy, if investigator is new to the institution and conducting PHS supported research, or an investigator is out of compliance with Ursinus’s FCOI policy.
In accordance with the NSF mandate requiring all funded students and postdocs undergo training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR), Ursinus College is adding RCR modules to its already existing CITI training course currently used by the IRB. All researchers, including faculty and students collecting data or those who have access to the resulting data, must complete training in human subjects protection every four (4) years, prior to submission of a proposal for external funding. A copy of the certification of completion for each investigator, including student investigators, will be printed and kept on file with the Office of Sponsored Research. An electronic copy will automatically be sent to the IRB. Ursinus College uses the following on-line training module.
Completion of the entire course may take approximately 2-3 hours. You can log on and off at anytime in the process, however, and do not have to complete the course all at one time.