The UVM Research Protections Office is partnering with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program to provide training to our research community. Every three years, all personnel still listed on an active protocol are required to retake the training.

How to Access CITI / General Instructions

  1. Open your browser and go to the CITI Login Page (opens in a new window).
  2. Click “Log In” which is located at the top right of the CITI page.
  3. Then, click "Log In Through My Institution" to view the organizations listed to use "Single Sign On" (SSO) for CITI Program access, scroll down to click on “University of Vermont” and use your UVM Net ID and password to sign in.
  4. If you haven’t associated your UVM account with CITI, you will be prompted to choose whether you already have a CITI Program account or if you don't have a CITI Program account.
    • If you have set up a CITI account in the past, choose the first option
      "I already have a CITI Program account" and follow the instructions to link your UVM account.
    • Otherwise, choose the second option and select
      I don’t have a CITI Program account and I need to create one.
    • If you do not receive these prompts, then proceed to step 5.
  5. From the Main Menu, select “University of Vermont Courses." Then, select “Add a Course.” Note: Following this step, please proceed to the course specific instructions below for IRB, IACUC and IBC.

 

Course Specific Instructions

Human Subjects & Good Clinical Practice Training (IRB)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the Main Menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IRB course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IRB - Human Subjects

Take one of the following to meet the training requirements for human subjects research:

-Medical researchers should take Biomedical Research

-Social or Behavioral researchers should take Social Behavioral Education Sciences

GCP - Good Clinical Practice

Take one of the following only if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial:

-If engaged in international research then the ICH focus course would be more applicable to you.

U.S. FDA Focus

-GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices
-GCP FDA Refresher
(The refresher should be taken every 3 years subsequent to the completion of the course above)

OR

ICH Focus

-GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics
-GCP ICH Refresher
(The refresher should be taken every 3 years subsequent to the completion of the course above)

OR

Social and Behavioral Research

-GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research

 

  1. Check “IRB – Human Subjects” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next.

    • The “GCP – Good Clinical Practice” should also be checked only if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial.
      • If you will be working on a clinical trial, then you will need to complete both the "GCP - Good Clinical Practice" and "IRB - Human Subjects" training through CITI.
  2. Select one option and click Next. Either the “Biomedical Research” or “Social Behavioral Education Sciences” option will fulfill the UVM Human Subjects training requirement.

    • If you are a medical researcher, please click the Biomedical Research button.
    • If you are a social or behavioral researcher, please click the Social Behavioral Education Sciences button.
    • If the IRB has specifically notified you to take additional education modules, please click the Other human subjects courses button.
  3. Select the additional course(s) that may be relevant to you and click Next.

    • You may leave the additional course options unchecked if none apply and simply click "Next" to continue.
      • The "Research Involving Prisoners" course is required for all personnel conducting research that primarily studies a prisoner population.
      • The "Additional Consent Training" is optional.
      • The "Research Involving Prisoners" and "Additional Consent Training" alone do not meet all the requirements for human subjects research. You will still need to complete either the “Biomedical Research” or “Social Behavioral Education Sciences” course.
  4. Then, choose the “Good Clinical Practice” course only if you are PI or clinical research personnel on a clinical trial and click Next.

    • When you select the “Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials Involving Investigational Drugs (ICH / international focus)” this is the same as “GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)” and the course does include the Biologics component. 
  5. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.

  6. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules.

    • Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  7. A record of the training completion can be found on our IRB Tutorial Completion page.

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Human Subjects Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further details.

-The completion list updates every morning, so if you just completed the course today, please wait a day to find your name in the dropdown.

Laboratory Animals Training (IACUC)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the Main Menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IACUC course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IACUC - Lab Animals

CITI Requirements:

-Take the General Lab Animal Training course in addition to any Animal-Specific Courses (Amphibians, Cattle, Fish, etc.)

 

Occupational Health and Safety Program for Employees Working with Animals:

-All personnel working with animals are required to complete a baseline risk assessment form prior to working with animals. Subsequent health reviews are required annually.

 

  1. Check “IACUC - Lab Animals” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next.
  2. Choose the "General Lab Animal Training" option and click Next.
  3. Select from the list of "Animal-Specific Courses" that may be relevant to you and click Next. 
  4. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  5. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  6. A record of the training completion can be found on our IACUC Tutorial Completion page (requires UVM NetID login).

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Laboratory Animals Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further details.

-The completion list updates every morning, so if you just completed the course today, please wait a day to find your name in the dropdown.

Biosafety Research Training (IBC)

After selecting "Add a Course" from the Main Menu, follow the table and written instructions below to add the appropriate IBC course(s):

Select Curriculum - University of Vermont
University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s) Notes
IBC - Biosafety

CITI Requirements:

-Depending on the level of containment, you will need to complete either the BSL-1 or BSL-2 Basic Course. The BSL-2 Basic Course meets all requirements for BSL-1 related work.

AND other CITI course(s) if applicable:

-OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (check with EHS at safety@uvm.edu to see if this is required)

-Animal Biosafety

-Select Agents/DURC

-Nanotechnology

 

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Requirements:

-The BSL-2 classroom training titled "Biosafety for BSL-2 Laboratories" is required for all new personnel requesting to be listed on protocols that are BSL-2 containment. The classroom training needs to be updated every three years through EHS.

 

  1. Check “IBC - Biosafety” if you are PI or research personnel and click Next.
  2. "Do you want to take the BSL-1 or BSL-2 Basic Course?"
    Choose the applicable option and click Next.
  3. "Are you currently or do you anticipate conducting research that includes exposure to bloodborne pathogens?"
    Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  4. "Are you currently or do you anticipate conducting research that uses Select Agents?"
    Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  5. "Are you currently or do you anticipate conducting IBC research that includes animal research?"
    Answer as applicable and click Next. If you check "Yes", then the "Animal Biosafety" course will be added to your UVM course listing.
  6. "Are you currently or do you anticipate conducting research that uses nanotechnology?"
    Answer as applicable and click Next. 
  7. The course(s) will now be added to your UVM course listing! Click on the newly added course within “University of Vermont Courses” to begin the training.
  8. Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement and then begin working through the course modules. Note: You only need to take the modules listed under “Required Modules” to complete the course and that supplemental modules may be available to you as a member of the UVM research community.
  9. A record of the training completion can be found on our IBC Tutorial Completion Page.

-Make sure you completed the appropriate course. See the Biosafety Research Training section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for further details.

-The completion list updates every morning, so if you just completed the course today, please wait a day to find your name in the dropdown.

 

Find Course Completions

IRB

IACUC

IBC

 

CITI Login Troubleshooting

How to make sure you have a UVM Net ID

Single Sign On or SSO for CITI Program access requires a username and password issued by University of Vermont.

How to create a separate account through CITI

This allows UVM affiliates to access the CITI training without a UVM Net ID.

  • Go to the main CITI Login Page (opens in a new window) and click the "Register" button at the top right of the page.
  • Step 1: Select Your Organization Affiliation - "University of Vermont".
    • Agree to Terms of Service
    • Affirm that you are a UVM affiliate
    • Select "Continue To Create Your CITI Program Username/Password"
  • Complete the Remaining Registration Steps 2 -7.
  • Note: Step 5 will ask about receiving Continuing Education Unit credits. Please check "No" to this option and complete the remaining registration steps.

How to merge two CITI Program Accounts

Please contact CITI Support to merge duplicate accounts. You may also visit the CITI Program Support Center (opens in a new window) for assistance.

 

Add / Change Affiliated Institution

If personnel have completed CITI at another institution, they can associate that training with the University of Vermont. Please follow the CITI instructions to associate with another institution and transfer completions (opens in a new window).

 

CITI Program Training Help

213 Waterman Building
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Telephone: 802-656-5040
Email: rpo@uvm.edu

Required University of Vermont - CITI Program course(s)

IRB - HUMAN SUBJECTS

►Biomedical Research

OR

►Social Behavioral Education Sciences

 

GCP - GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE

►GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
►GCP FDA Refresher

OR

►Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials Involving Investigational Drugs (ICH / international focus)
►GCP ICH Refresher

(The refresher should be taken every 3 years subsequent to the completion of the course above)

OR

►GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research

 

IACUC - LAB ANIMALS

►General Lab Animal Training
►Animal-Specific Courses (e.g. mouse, rat, guinea pig, etc…)

 

IBC - BIOSAFETY

Depending on the biosafety level of the laboratory:

►BSL-1 Basic Course

OR

►BSL-2 Basic Course

AND other course(s) if applicable:

►OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
(check with EHS at safety@uvm.edu to see if this is required)
►Animal Biosafety
►Select Agents/DURC
►Nanotechnology

 

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