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.
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 and submit the completed form to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
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 KCU purposes.
Why do you require a minimum score?
KCU 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.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.