CITI Training

UW-Green Bay's newest research 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:

  1. Research involving human subjects
  2. Research involving animals
  3. Research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids and biological hazards
  4. Responsible conduct of research
  5. 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 CITI human subjects course is available for immediate use as of August 1, 2017. Investigators who have existing NIH certification can retain that valid certification for five years from the date of completion—as long as the date of completion is prior to August 1, 2017. Once expired, investigators will need to become certified through CITI.

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. The CITI IACUC course is available but not fully customized to meet UWGB investigator needs. If you are an investigator who needs to complete the CITI IACUC course, please contact

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).

For questions, please contact Illene Cupit, IRB Chair, at, the IACUC chair at, or the IBC chair at