Researchers engaged in human subjects research must complete training in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. Please note that Principal Investigators are also responsible for training research personnel on protocol-specific procedures.
New users will need to first complete an initial registration.
The required CITI courses and who should complete each course is described below. First time users should register for the appropriate "Basic" course listed under Question 1 on the "Select Curriculum" page. After that course expires, users will automatically be registered for the "Refresher" version of the course listed under Question 2.
ISU personnel that completed CITI through another institution must change their institutional affiliation in CITI to ISU and complete any additional modules. Personnel not affiliated with ISU may either enroll in the ISU course or submit their completed CITI training record to REC to determine if additional courses may be required.
Please note that CITI training will expire every 3 years. You will be notified when your training is about to expire and must complete the refresher version of your required course if you will continue to engage in human subjects research. Training that expires during a study must be refreshed in order to remain eligible to conduct the research.
Although the courses listed above are required by the IRB, additional training may be completed as well. The other courses listed in CITI can be completed but do not satisfy the requirements needed to be eligible for IRB review. These include good clinical practice, responsible conduct of research, grant administration, financial conflicts of interest, and others.
Documentation of CITI training must be provided in Cayuse IRB when prompted in the submissions. The prompts will be based on the following: