Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Course

The CITI training modules are web-based training courses for those conducting research with human subjects, animal subjects and/or biohazards. All Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, and study personnel must complete CITI training with a minimum score of 80%. Completion records should be maintained by the Principal Investigator and are subject to periodic inspection. Follow the steps below to sign up for the CITI Course:

  • Go to http://www.citiprogram.com
  • Select "Register"
  • Step 1 - Participating Institutions: University of Scranton
  • Step 2 - Create a username and password
  • Complete remaining contact and information fields
  • Check the course you are required to complete

Once you have selected your courses, follow the instructions to complete the curriculum and assocated tests you have selected.

Below are the modules which the University of Scranton requires, dependent upon the project.  Any questions regarding which modules are required for a specific research project may be addressed to Therese Kurilla, Grants Manager, therese.kurilla@scranton.edu

Below are the modules which the University of Scranton requires, dependent upon the project. Select module related to your research.

CITI Human Subject Protection
  • Group 1 - Social and Behavioral Investigators
  • Group 2 - Biomedical Research Investigators
  • Group 3 - IRB, DRB and IRB Administrator

Below are the modules which the University of Scranton requires, dependent upon the project. Select module related to your research.

CITI Lab Animal Welfare

  • Aseptic surgery
  • Essentials for IACUC Members
  • Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats
  • Working with the IACUC
  • Working with Amphibians in Research Settings
  • Working with Hamsters in Research Settings
  • Working with Mice in Research
  • Working with Rats in Research Settings
Below are the modules which the University of Scranton requires, dependent upon the project. Select module related to your research.

CITI Institutional Biosafety
  • Basic Biosafety Training
  • Emergency and Incident Response to Biohazard Spills and Releases
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee Member Course
  • NIH Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Guidelines
  • OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Training

Below are the modules which the University of Scranton requires, dependent upon the project. Select module related to your research.


CITI Responsible Conduct of Research
NSF and NIH mandates that institutions develop a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) instruction plan and requires that anyone involved in NSF or NIH funding complete the approved training.  The University of Scranton complies with this mandate by providing the following courses accessible through the CITI program.

  • RCR for Biomedical Investigators
  • RCR for Social and Behavioral Investigators
  • RCR for Administrators (IRB, DRB, IACUC, or IBC Members ONLY)