Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a web-based training product that was designed by, and is updated and maintained by a number of nationally known professionals and is a program of Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY). It is a comprehensive program offering up-to-date information on human subjects protection and Responsible Conduct of Research issues. Program content is regularly evaluated and improved. CITI is well-respected nationally, with many large research institutions relying on the program for basic training.
University of Oregon offers content in the following areas:
- Protection of Human Research Subjects - Required to meet the Institutional Review Board (IRB) education requirement.
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Required for some grants or funding opportunities. RCR training alone does not meet the IRB training requirement for Protection of Human Research Subjects. The basic CITI training in protection of human research subjects is still required for IRB submission. For certain funding, there may be additional requirements for RCR training that go beyond CITI. For more information, see the RCR Training and Education Plan website.
- Good Clinical Practices (GCP) - For research teams involved in NIH or FDA clinical trials (see our Clinical trial website for more details). It is also strongly recommended for HHS clinical trials. GCP training alone does not meet the IRB training requirement for Protection of Human Research Subjects. The basic CITI training in protection of human research subjects is still required for IRB submission.
NOTE: If you have a study under review in the Research Administration Portal (RAP) and the CITI information for you or someone working on your project does not look correct or is missing, please see our FAQ page. It may take several days for CITI training to populate into the RAP.
Please also see our additional guidance on Human Subject Education Requirements
If you have questions, please contact Research Compliance Services.