Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Research Integrity

Instructions for Accessing the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program


At UCR, CITI training is used to satisfy compliance requirements for both Responsible Conduct of Research (Step 7, Question 1 below) and Human Subjects Research training (Step 7, Question 3 below). Some people may need to complete both modules if they have NIFA/NSF funding as well as an active IRB protocol.

Follow these steps to enroll in the required training.

Section 1: New Users
(use UCR institutional email if available)

If you have never taken CITI program courses, navigate to the CITI Program page and click the “Register” button to create an account and complete steps 1-7.

  • Step 1: choose University of California at Riverside as your institution

  • Steps 2 - 6: provide requested information

  • Step 7: answer several questions to determine which courses get assigned to your profile. The main questions that concern UCR researchers are below. Most people will be enrolling in order to fulfill HSR requirements (Question 3). You can only make one selection for each question, but courses can easily be added later (see section 3 below). 


Once you have made the appropriate selections (Human Subjects research or RCR) scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Complete Registration.” Then, click “Finalize registration.” You can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in on the CITI Program page.


Certification from a comparable program

UCR accepts CITI certification if it has been completed within the past three years. See the instructions for retrieving a certificate of completion. Please submit a copy to IRB@ucr.edu. You may be required to re-take the above modules in CITI if the previous training did not include human subjects training or if it was completed more than three years ago.

 

Section 2: Returning CITI Users
(with CITI accounts from other institutions)

  • Log in on the CITI Program page using your username and password from your previous institution
  • In the Main Menu, click the “Affiliate with Another Institution” link
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  • Choose University of California at Riverside as your institution.
  • Fill in the required personal information on the next page and click the “Next”  button to
    advance to the curriculum selection
  • Please refer to instructions listed above in Section 1, Step 7 for the selection of curriculum
  • You can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in at on the CITI Program page.

 

Section 3: Adding Additional Courses
(existing UCR users)

  • Log in on the CITI Program page using your username and password
  • Under My Learner Tools, click the “Add a Course” link.
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  • You will be directed to the “CITI Course Enrollment Procedure” page and the “CITI Course Enrollment Questions”
  • Refer to instructions listed above in Section 1, Step 7 for the selection of curriculum
  • You can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in on the CITI Program page.

 

Section 4: Retrieving a Certificate of Completion

  • Log in on the CITI Program page using your username and password
  • Go to the home page that lists your training courses
  • Click the "View/Print" link next to the appropriate course
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If you have questions regarding UCR requirements for CITI Training, contact the Office of Research Integrity at IRB@ucr.edu.
For technical questions regarding the registration process, contact CITI at support@citiprogram.org or 1-888-529-5929.




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