CITI Online Training Modules

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR),  Research Ethics, Animal Subjects and Human Subjects Training Programs


The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) provides compliance committee members (IACUC, PHSC, and IBC, RCR), principal investigators, students, and staff with on-line instruction programs that documents compliance  with various federal mandates.

Completion of the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Occupational Health and Safety modules is required of all NEW IACUC members, as well as NEW faculty, students, and staff involved in animal research whether the research is funded or unfunded.

Protection of Human Subjects training completion is required by all faculty, students, and staff involved in human subject research prior to commencement of research whether the research is funded or unfunded.  The CITI completion certificate must be attached to a research protocol in order for the committee to consider it for review.

Responsible Conduct of Research training is required for NSF funded research.  All undergraduate, graduate students and Post-Docs supported by a NSF grant must complete the RCR training.  The PI of record will certify personnel have been trained.  CITI provides basic RCR modules.


In addition to the CITI training modules offered, the VIMS website has an IACUC Training For Working With Fishes module available. This fish training module is required for all personnel whose work may involve activities, whether funded or unfunded, when working with fish.