To conduct research with human participants at Utah State University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires that all researchers be certified via the CITI program. The CITI Program provides research ethics education to all members of the research community.

To be certified at Utah State University, a set of modules must be completed via the CITI website with an overall score of 80%. The only module required for USU¬†researchers is “Social & Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel, Basic Course.”

Once completed, CITI will issue you a ‚Äúcompletion certificate” and notify the Utah State University IRB. At that point, your name and certification expiration date (3 years) will be entered in the database on the Utah State University IRB list of Faculty Staff and Student Certifications. Current CITI certification needs to be maintained for the duration of all human subjects research, and certification must be renewed every three years.

This step-by-step video below will walk you through the registration process:

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Returning Users

Returning users may simply log in to CITI and complete their training or refresher courses. If prior login information has been forgotten, click on the forgot login information link to recover login information.


Direct all CITI-related questions to Maggie Duersch at, 435-797-1821