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What is the CITI program?

All individuals engaged in research involving human participants must complete an educational program related to the responsible conduct of research prior to initiation of the project. The University of West Georgia has selected the Collaborative Training Initiative (CITI) as the best and most efficient mechanism for delivering education to UWG researchers involved with human subjects research. CITI is an online educational training course that provides relevant, up-to-date information on the protection of human subjects in the format of instructional modules.

Not sure which modules to take? Click here for the Human Subjects Training Table

Please go to the CITI page to register. 

CITI is used for all Research Compliance training at UWG. 

CITI Research Ethics Training Programs

UWG provides access to required training through an interactive online tutorial, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  The ORSP is charged with oversight of the ethical and safe conduct of research and sponsored projects. CITI training provides the required ethics education courses for Human Subjects research, Responsible conduct of Research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, and Animal Care and Use. 

Areas of Research Compliance in which CITI training is required are listed below.

Human Subjects Research

Prior to submitting an application to the UWG IRB, CITI training for Human Subjects and Responsible Conduct of Research must be completed. Please see the IRB webpage for further information regarding which modules within CITI you should take.

Financial Conflict of Interest

All grant submissions require CITI training in Conflict of Interest and a completed Significiant Financial Interest form. FCOI training and the SFI form must be completed by any key personnel on the grant who will be involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of the grant.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. CITI training meets the NSF requirement for students conducting research who are paid from NSF funds.  Students paid from NIH funds to conduct research on certain grants must complete Responsible Conduct of Research training, CITI training may supplement the required NIH training.