Register and Enroll for CITI Program Training

CITI is a platform that hosts online training in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, and research administration for researchers. Various departments at NC State University such as the Conflict of Interest/Notice of Intent office, the IRB office, and other NC State departments, labs, or research teams  encourage and, in some cases, require researchers to complete CITI training. Completing CITI courses may also be a requirement of your funder (e.g. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Defense (DoD) etc. The requirements will vary, so please review the appropriate links below and consult with colleagues as appropriate.

Based on your situation, select one of the drop downs below for instructions of how to register and enroll.

Register

  • Go to https://www.citiprogram.org/?pageID=668
  • At top of the page, click on the Log In Through My Institution link.
  • Scroll down and select North Carolina State University. You may be asked to log into the NC State Single Sign-On (SSO), Shibboleth, using your Unity ID and password.
  • In the Associate your SSO account with a CITI Program account box, choose the option I don’t have a CITI Program account and I need to create one.

Enroll

  • Once you are logged in to CITI, click the View Courses button next to the university name. 
  • Scroll down to the Learner Tools for North Carolina State University box, and click Add a Course.
  • You will be presented a list of courses you can take. Depending on the research that you are doing and the funding for your research will determine which courses you should take. Please consult the relevant departments for further guidance.
  • Once all questions have been answered, click Submit. The system will enroll you in the associated course(s). 

Enroll

  • Once you are logged in to CITI, click the View Courses button next to the university name. 
  • Scroll down to the Learner Tools for North Carolina State University box, and click Add a Course.
  • You will be presented a list of courses you can take. Depending on the research that you are doing and the funding for your research will determine which courses you should take. Please consult the relevant departments for further guidance.
  • Once all questions have been answered, click Submit. The system will enroll you in the associated course(s). 

Register

  • Go to https://www.citiprogram.org/?pageID=668 
  • At top of the page, click on the Log In Through My Institution link.
  • Scroll down and select North Carolina State University. You may be asked to log into the NC State Single Sign-On (SSO), Shibboleth, using your Unity ID and password.
  • In the Associate your SSO account with a CITI Program account box, choose the option I already have a CITI Program account
  • Enter your CITI Program username and password. After this step, your credentials will be linked to your NC State Unity ID and password. Any future logins will be completed through the SSO. 
    • Note: If you have forgotten your CITI Program username and/or password, you can:
      • Complete the CITI retrieval process.
      • Contact the NC State COI Administrator by emailing coi-noi-compliance@ncsu.edu to request that they look up your username and reset the password. 
    • Once you have retrieved your CITI Program login credentials, follow the steps above again to associate your login to your Unity ID.

Enroll

  • Once you are logged in to CITI, click the View Courses button next to the university name. 
  • Scroll down to the Learner Tools for North Carolina State University box, and click Add a Course.
  • You will be presented a list of courses you can take. Depending on the research that you are doing and the funding for your research will determine which courses you should take. Please consult the relevant departments for further guidance.
  • Once all questions have been answered, click Submit. The system will enroll you in the associated course(s). 

For all courses, you will be required to complete the Integrity Assurance Statement before accessing the training modules. In order to pass and receive credit for completion of a course, all required modules must be completed with an average score of at least 80% on all quizzes. The CITI Program will notify the NC State COI Administrator of your completion, and a completion report and certificate will be sent to you for your records.

COI and RCR

You may have been notified that you are required to take the Conflict of Interest (COI) or Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training through the CITI Program. Certain federal agencies — such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Public Health Service (PHS), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — have policies in place that make these trainings a requirement. To view policy requirements related to COI training, visit External COI Regulations and Expectations. To view the requirements and deadlines associated with RCR training, visit RCR Training Guidance. Individuals who need to complete COI or RCR training must be registered in the CITI Program and enrolled in the associated course.
Enroll in CITI COI Training

IRB

NC State University Training Requirement: Anyone on the research team that is involved in the recruitment process, consent process, implementation of interventions and other data collection processes, or analysis of identifiable/re-identifiable private data must provide the IRB proof of completion of human subjects training with their IRB application. Please refer to the “NC State University Training Requirements for Completing Research with Human Subjects” guidance for requirements. This requirement applies to studies reviewed and approved at all levels, including exemptions.

Learn More About CITI IRB Training