CITI Training

IRB Human Subject Oriented Research Training

It is the expectation that anyone involved in human research will have completed the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training located on the CITI Program website. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. NOTE: Anyone performing outside services related to the research project such as transcribing, coding and viewing videotapes, etc. must complete the training.

To access training:

  1. Go to the CITI Program website.
  2. Click on “Register” if you are a new user, otherwise enter your user id and password.
  3. Under “Select Your Organization Affiliation” type Arcadia University into the search box and select it from the pop-up box.
  4. Click “Continue to Step 2”.
  5. Continue completing each step.
  6. Create a username and password according to the instructions provided and submit.
  7. Continue completing the registration page and submit. There are 3 types of tests, biomedical research, social and behavioral research, and the IRB Reference Resource course; select the appropriate course; submit.

Note: if you already have an NIH certificate, you may take the “refresher” course to update your certificate.

At the completion of the training modules, you will receive a certificate. Please retain this certificate for your files.

IACUC Animal Subject Oriented Research Training

LEVEL 1 Training

It is the expectation that anyone involved in using animals for research, teaching, or testing* will have completed the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. ARCADIA IACUC LEVEL 1 and OSHA certification will be accepted as proof of certification if it was issued within the last 3 years from the date of approval.

To access training:

  1. Go to the CITI Program website.
  2. Click on “register for the course” if you are a new user, otherwise enter your user id and password.
  3. Under “all others” select Arcadia University from the drop-down menu “select”.
  4. For new users, create a username and password according to the instructions provided and submit.
  5. Continue completing the registration page and submit. Students who are involved in group projects (such as taking PY221) should complete only the course titled "Working with the IACUC". Students and others involved in individual projects that use rats should also complete the courses titled (1) Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats, and (2) Working with Rats in a Research Setting (see Add a Course or Update your Learner Groups).
  6. The course listed under Human Research is not required for people working only with animals. The course "Essentials for IACUC members" is only required for those people serving on the IACUC committee.
  7. At the completion of the training modules, you will receive a certificate. If you are submitting a protocol to the IACUC, enclose a copy of this certificate with your protocol. Protocols will not be accepted for review without a CITI certificate. Please retain this certificate for your files.

All individuals working with animals must also fill out the Animal Risk Assessment form [LINK].

LEVEL II Training

Training in simple animal procedures such as behavioral testing, injection, specimen collection, or euthanasia should be documented by filling out the Instructor Training Request form. All completed forms, as well as documentation of CITI training, must accompany protocols submitted to COPRS for approval.

It is mandatory that anyone doing research with animals will do the CITI training. This includes students, researchers, and faculty using live animals in any capacity in course laboratories, demonstrations, testing, or experiments.