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.
Animal Subjects-IACUC: PIs, faculty, staff, students, and IACUC members involved in the care and/or use of any vertebrate animals in the laboratory or the field must complete CITI modules listed as required for the program's course entitled "Investigators, Staff and Students-Working with the IACUC" under the "Laboratory Animal Welfare" curriculum every three years, whether the research is funded or unfunded.
The PI is responsible for ensuring all such personnel are named in the PI's IACUC protocol and have completed the above modules as well as additional appropriate levels of training. The PI is responsible for attaching CITI completion certificates for all personnel named in IACUC research protocol to the protocol submission. In addition, all personnel whose work involves activities with fish, whether funded or unfunded, must complete the CITI modules titled either "Working with Fish in Research Settings" or "I work with Zebrafish: Danio rerio".
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 all NSF and NIH funded research. All undergraduate, graduate students, Post-Docs and PIs supported by a NSF or NIH grant must complete the RCR training.
The PI of record must certify personnel have been trained and verify training pre-dates participation.
CITI provides basic RCR modules.
- Go to the CITI training modules
(Please register under affiliation with "William & Mary")
- How to Register in CITI
PowerPoint Presentation on "How To" register
Select the training module(s) in your area of research, e.g., Human Subjects: AREA I: Humanities-PHSC, AREA II-Social & Behavioral Research, AREA III-Biomedical Research Investigators-PHSC, School of Education/EDIRC or Charles Center StudentIRB; IACUC, RCR, Safety, Conflict of Interest.
- Note: for Computer Science/COR, please refer to AREA III - Biomedical Research.