UW-Green Bay's compliance training program
CITI training is available for all campus principal investigators and student investigators seeking research compliance training and certification on the topics of:
- Research involving human subjects
- Research involving animals
- Research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids and biological hazards
- Responsible conduct of research
- Research and conflicts of interest
Implementation of CITI means that principal investigators and student investigators will no longer need to take the NIH human subjects training during the IRB protocol submission process. Instead, investigators will now complete the CITI human subjects course. The rollout of the new software also means that principal investigators and student investigators conducting research involving animals will now be required to complete the CITI course for investigators conducting research with animals during the IACUC protocol submission process. In the past, UWGB did not require the IACUC training.
In addition, the university asks that all faculty who submit any applications for extramural funding (this would include any grant application or contract) complete the CITI courses on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Conflict of Interest (COI). These are short courses that include invaluable information for any level of researcher, and are required by some granting agencies. Investigators will need to complete the COI course prior to acceptance of any grant or contract award, and complete RCR training within one year of an award (or based on agency requirements).