Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Research Integrity

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


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At UCR, CITI training is used to satisfy compliance requirements for both Responsible Conduct of Research (Question 1 below) and Human Subjects Research training (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 https://citiprogram.org and click the "Register" link.
  • Then affiliate with UCR by typing the full name: "University of California at Riverside".
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  • Provide the requested user information and click the "Next" button.
  • The "Select Curriculum" page describes the CITI Progam and introduces the questions which will determine the courses to be added to your profile. Review the information and click the link labeled "Continue to Question 1 at this time".
  • You are welcome to register for any courses you like. The main questions that concern UCR researchers are Questions 1 and 3. Most people will be enrolling in order to fulfill HSR requirements (Question 3). For most questions, you can only make one selection, but courses can easily be added later (instructions below).
    CITI questions
  • When you finish the questions, click the "Submit" button. A message will indicate that your enrollment was successful.
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  • You can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in at https://citiprogram.org

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 to https://citiprogram.org using your username and password from the other institution.
  • On the welcome page, click the “Add an Affiliation” button.
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  • Choose University of California at Riverside as your institution.
  • Provide the required profile information and click the “Next” button to advance to the curriculum selection.
  • Refer to the "Select Curriculum" instructions in Section 1 above to choose courses.
  • You can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in at https://citiprogram.org

 


Adding Additional Courses

  • Log in to https://citiprogram.org using your username and password.
  • In the Welcome Page's Learner Tools area, click the “Add a Course” link.
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  • You will be directed to the Curriculum Selection page, which describes the CITI Progam and introduces the questions which will determine the courses to be added to your profile.
  • Refer to the instructions listed above in Section 1 for the selection of curriculum.
  • After adding the appropriate courses, you can log out and re-enter the course as many times as you wish by logging in at https://citiprogram.org

 

Obtaining a Certificate of Completion

  • Log in to https://citiprogram.org using your username and password.
  • Click the "View Courses" button to go to the Courses page, where you can review a list of your complete and incomplete courses.
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  • Click the "View-Print-Share Record" button next to the completed course.
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  • Select the method you prefer for sharing your completion and click the associated button.
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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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