Utah State University subscribes to online training programs offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Two courses are available, which support USU certification programs for Human Research Protections training (also referred to as IRB certification) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. When registering for training on CITI’s website, you will be able to choose either or both of these courses.

The RCR training program through CITI is a required component of the Graduate Scholars’ Certification Program. If you plan to complete this course, please review USU Introductory Module before completing other training modules. It will provide instructions concerning the completion of the online training and explain other aspects of the certification program.

How to Register

1. Go to the CITI website
2. Click on “Register” under “Create an account”
3. Under “Select Your Organization Affiliation” type Utah State University in the search box. Select Utah State University from the drop down menu
4. Enter your personal information
5. Create your username and password
6. Enter your gender, ethnicity and race
7. Indicate your interest in receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit for completed CITI Program courses
8. Provide additional personal and contact information
9. Select “Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Curriculum” and click next
10. Select the appropriate RCR course(s) then click next
11. Click “Finalize Registration”

How to Access Courses

1. Click on the “Utah State University Courses” link. All courses you have registered for will appear
2. Click on a course link to begin the training modules
3. Click on “Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course”
4. Once the Integrity Assurance Statement (at the beginning of each course) has been completed, course modules will become live one at a time
5. Complete the quiz (if applicable) at the end of each module and advance to the next module
6. Once all modules have been completed with an overall score of 80 percent or higher, CITI will email you a completion report
7. Click “Main Menu” at the top left screen at any time to see all courses you’re enrolled in