Registration instructions for CITI Training
The NAU Institutional Review Board (IRB) uses The Collaborative
Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program as its required tutorial. All
Northern Arizona University faculty, staff, and students planning to conduct
research or work on a research project must successfully complete the tutorial.
The CITI program is an online collection of learning modules
focusing on different aspects of IRB and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
At the end of each module is a short quiz. The collective results of the
tutorial are required with your application for approval for research. Updated
quiz results are required every two years. For questions about this policy or
the CITI program, contact Paula Garcia.
Getting started with CITI
1. Click on the link that takes you to the CITI Program.
2. Click on “New Users Register Here.” This will take you to
3. Under “Select your Institution or Organization,” find
Northern Arizona University in the drop down box under “Participating
Institutions.” Do not enter anything else in the other drop down box fields.
Under “Select your Username and Password,” enter a unique username and password
according to the parameters described in the instructions. Try to remember or
keep this username and password on hand so you can access CITI at any time.
Enter your name and e-mail address.
4. Click “Submit.” This will take you to a second registration
page. Here, you need to enter:
- your language preference
- your e-mail address
- your gender
- the highest degree obtained
- the most applicable research role (select
whichever option best describes you, as this will not affect the curriculum you
- an office phone
- an answer to the survey contact question
5. For the question “Which course do you plan to take?”
select from the following:
- for social, psychological, educational, or other
related research, select “Basic Human Subjects – Social and Behavioral Focus”
- for clinical or biomedical research, select “Basic
Human Subjects – Biomedical and Social and Behavioral Focus”
- if you must take a research ethics course for
NSF or NIH, select “Responsible Conduct of Research”
6. On the third registration page, respond to the question
by clicking all that apply and click “Next Question.”
7. Respond according to whether you have taken the “Basic
Course in Protection of Human Research Subjects” and click “Next Question.”
8. Select the learner group that most appropriately applies
to you and click “Next Question.”
9. At this point, you will be asked a series of questions
that vary according to your learner group. Respond to the questions according
to your situation. Click “Back” at the top of your screen if you need to change
a response. You are now at the main menu, which will come up automatically
every time you log into the CITI program.
11. To begin reviewing the modules and taking the quizzes,
click “Enter” under “My Courses” to see a listing of all the courses you are
registered to take and the Integrity Assurance Statement.
12. Click 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.
13. You may also elect optional modules such as “Research
with Children” or “Research in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.” The
optional modules become available only after you have taken the core
14. You can save your CITI completion report as a Word
document or PDF file to attach to your online IRB application. You will not
receive e-mail confirmation from CITI regarding your completion of the
15. You can log back into CITI to:
- take modules
- change your learner group
- access your tutorial completion
Your CITI login and password may not be the same as your
Northern Arizona University login and password.