Instructions to Register for CITI Training
The NAU IRB uses The Collaborative
Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program as its required training in
compliance with federal guidelines. All NAU faculty, staff, students, and other
researchers planning to conduct or serve as key personnel on research involving
human participants must successfully complete the training. All faculty who
advise students on research must also take the CITI training.
The CITI program is an online collection of
learning modules focusing on different aspects of human subjects research and responsible
conduct of research. At the end of each module is a short quiz. Updated quiz
results are required every three years.
for getting started with CITI: This
process may take up to 15 minutes to complete.
- Click on the
link that takes you to the CITI Program (www.citiprogram.org).
- Click on Register under Create an account.
- Under Participating
Institutions, find Northern Arizona University in the drop down box and click
on Continue to Step 2.
- Fill in your
first and last name and email address and click on Continue to Step 3.
- Select a
User Name and password according to the guidelines. Select a security question
and answer and click on Continue to Step
- You can
choose whether or not to respond to the questions on gender, race and
ethnicity. Click on Continue to Step 5.
- Unless you
are interested in the Continuing Education Unit credits so, you should answer
No to these questions and click on Continue
to Step 6.
- Provide your
NAU email address, gender, highest degree obtained, role in research (most
likely “Principal Investigator; only NAU IRB board members should select “IRB
Member”), office phone, and select a course from among three “Basic Human
Subjects” courses depending on your area of focus. If you are conducting
research funded by NIH or NSF, select “Responsible Conduct of Research.” Click on Continue
to Step 7.
- Check the
box that states you will be conducting
research with human beings, even if you are not conducting the research
yourself. Again, if you are conducting research funded by NIH or NSF, also
select “Responsible Conduct of Research.”
- If you are
registering for the first time, select “No,
I have NOT completed the Basic Course…” If you are returning, you can elect
to take the refresher course.
- Select the Learner Group that most appropriately
applies to you (Health & Human Services, Social & Behavioral, or
Engineering & Natural Sciences) and click on Next Question. Group 4: IRB
Members is only for people serving in the Institutional Review Board only. Do
not select this group if you are not on the board. Click Next.
- If you
indicated that you need to take the RCR,
you will be directed to a list of the available RCR courses. Select the one
that is most appropriate for you (e.g., RCR for Biomedical Investigators:
- You will
come to a screen that states that your registration with NAU is complete. You
can either affiliate with an additional institution or go directly to Finalize registration.
- CITI will
send you an email message with a link to finalize your registration and begin
taking the modules. Click on the link when you are ready to take the modules.
- To begin
reviewing the modules and taking the quizzes, enter your new user name and password.
- Click on Northern Arizona University Courses.
- Click on the
title of the Course in blue.
- Click on the
Integrity Assurance Statement and
read the information. You must respond to the item at the bottom in order to
move ahead with the quizzes.
- Once you
have responded to the Integrity Assurance Statement, you will be brought back
to a screen with your list of modules and the first module highlighted in blue.
You need to score 80% or better in each module to be considered passing. Each
module will become available once you have taken the preceding one. CITI does
not allow you to take the modules in a different order.
- Once you
have completed the required quizzes, you may also elect Optional modules such as Research with Children or Research in
Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, among others. The Optional modules
become available only after you have taken the core course.
- The IRB no
longer requires you to produce your CITI completion report because office staff
will look you up through CITI. You can print or save your completion report for
- You can log
back into CITI to
- take unfinished modules;
- change your learner group;
- access your tutorial completion;
- add or change your affiliated institution.
that your CITI login and password may not be the same as your NAU login and