Compliance Training

  • Before any research can be initiated, all required training must be completed on the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website. Use the steps below to complete your training. Depending on the type of research, multiple courses may be required.

    Effective Feb. 24, 2014: Before engaging in any research or educational activity that is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Financial Conflict of Interest course on citiprogram.org must be completed. Training is valid for two years.

    Important - Additional training needed for biohazardous labs/IBC research: NIH requires documentation that personnel in biohazardous labs have both general training (CITI's Biosafety Complete Training) and lab-specific, principal investigator-led training. The principal investigator of the lab gives the hands-on training to the personnel. Download the lab-specific training form (.doc) and submit the completed form to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  

    To Complete Training:

    Step 1: Determine which course(s) you need to take.
    Step 2: Go to citiprogram.org and select course(s).
    Step 3: Take course, take (or retake) quiz and submit your scores.

  • Step 1: Determine which course(s) you need to take

    Based on the type of research activity you will be conducting, you must select the appropriate course. Use the form below to find the course, or download our helpful guide to selecting the required CITI course. Depending on the type of research, you may need to take one or more courses.

    Fill out my online form.

    Step 2: Go to citiprogram.org and select course(s)

    Before conducting research, you must register or log on to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website and complete the required courses.You must reach a combined score of 80 percent or higher in order to pass the course.

    New users must register:

    If you have not yet registered, you must first create an account on citiprogram.org

    • When registering, select 'Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' from the list of participating institutions.
    • As part of your new user registration, you can select courses at this time.

    If you already have an account:  

    Go to citiprogram.org and log in to your account. If you have forgotten your username or password, contact the Assistant Director of Research Compliance at 816-654-7605.   

    1. Add a course. On the Main Menu page, click the link: "Add a course or update your learner groups".
    2. You will be taken to the Select Curriculum page. Refer to the chart below for a guide on how to answer the five questions based on the course you need to take.
    3. Repeat for each course you need. (Exception: multiple animal courses can be added at the same time.)

    Guide to answering questions when selecting a course:

    Biosafety Complete Training 
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training 
     
    Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Social & Behavioral Research
    • Question 1: Social & Behavioral Research
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)
    Course – Information for
    Students and Instructors

    • Question 1: Social & Behavioral Research
    • Question 4: Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Course – Information for Students or Instructors
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    IRB Members
    • Question 1: IRB Members
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Essentials for IACUC Members
     
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 4: If you are an IACUC Member you are required to complete the “Essentials for IACUC Members” course now.
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Institutional Biosafety Committee Member
     
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 5: Institutional Biosafety Committee Member
     
    Working with IACUC/Investigators, Staff & Students
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 4: “Working with the IACUC Course” is required if you plan to use lab animals in your work.
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Reducing Pain and Distress in Lab Rats and Mice
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 4: “If you plan to conduct studies that have the potential to cause “more than momentary pain and distress” in Mice or Rats you should complete the module on “Minimizing Pain and Distress.”
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Working with Mice in Research, Basic Course
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 4: I work with Mice. Family: MuridaeCricetidae
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     
    Working with Rats in Research Settings, Basic Course
     
    • Question 1: Biomedical Investigators
    • Question 4: I work with Rats. Genus: Rattus
    • Question 5: Biosafety Complete Training
     

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 3: Take course(s), quiz and submit your scores

    Taking a course

    • Once you click "Continue" to add the course, you will be taken to your Main Menu page.
    • Locate the section “My Courses,” and listed underneath you can see links to the courses you added.
    • Locate the link for the course you need, and click that link to take the course.

    Taking a quiz

    • Courses are broken into sections called “Modules.” After each module is a quiz. You must reach a combined score of 80% or higher on the course in order to pass.

    Retaking a quiz

    • Before a course is complete: Immediately after taking a quiz for a module, you are given your score. You may retake the quiz by scrolling to the bottom of the Exam Results page and selecting “View this Module Again.” You may retake the course as many times as necessary to receive an adequate score. Retaking a quiz before you complete the course is the only way your updated scores will show on your completion report.
        
    • After a course is complete: If you have already completed the entire course and received a completion report, then realize you need to retake a quiz(zes), you must do so by locating and clicking the “Optional Modules” link from your Main Menu page. After you have clicked Optional Modules, locate the module(s) you need to retake, and retake the quizzes from there. Your new score will not update on your CITI completion report, but will update on the Optional Modules page.

    Submitting your scores

    • Once you have successfully obtained an 80 percent or higher combined score for the courses you were required to take, you may submit proof of completion by submitting the Completion Report for each course.
    • Completion reports are listed to the right of your courses under “My Courses” on your Main Menu.
    • Submit the report in a PDF or by print out and delivery, as requested/preferred by the entity seeking proof.
    • If you had to use Optional Modules to retake any quizzes, the only way you can submit proof of your updated scores is by submitting the Optional Module page in a PDF or through printing it out as requested/preferred by the entity seeking proof.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get started with CITI training?
    See Step 2  for instructions on how to create an account on citiprogram.org. 

    What if I experience technical issues accessing the citiprogram.org site?
    Visit the CITI Support Site at http://citiprogram.desk.com/ and for the fastest service, choose the Live Chat Option on the right-hand side of the screen (under “Contact Us”).

    What course(s) do I need?
    See Step 1 to determine which course(s) you need.

    What is a passing score for CITI?
    You must reach a score of 80 percent or higher on the course for each model in order to pass the course for KCUMB purposes.

    Why do you require a minimum score?
    KCUMB requires a minimum score to ensure understanding of all modules.

    How do I retake a quiz?
    You must retake quizzes before you have completed the course, otherwise the new scores will not appear in your completion report. To retake a quiz, click on "View Module Again and Retake Quizzes". You may retake a quiz as many times as necessary.

    What if I already have a completion report, but need to retake quizzes?
    From your CITI main page, click "View Previously Completed Coursework" and click the relevant course. There will be a list of modules. Click "View" for the modules with scores less than 80 percent.