CITI Training Instructions

Online training modules are available to all Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, and students through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). 

The following instructions will help you register as a new user, add required and/or optional courses to your portfolio for completion, and complete the online training modules. 

Create an Account (New Users)
  1. Visit Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
  2. Click on the Register icon.
  3. Select Your Organization Affiliation: Type in Lewis & Clark College. You must affiliate with Lewis & Clark in order for your test score(s) to count.
  4. Check both boxes to agree to terms of service and affirm your affiliation with L&C.
  5. Complete the fields for the Personal Information section.
  6. Create a username and password and select a security question.
  7. Enter country of residence.
  8. Select “No” for Continuing Credits option and choose whether to participate in CITI surveys and receive marketing materials (both optional).
  9. Complete information requested by Lewis & Clark. You must submit responses to the required fields. Other fields are optional (i.e. gender, ethnicity, and race.) 
Select Curriculum 

If you’re not already logged in, login to CITI.
Next to Lewis & Clark College, “View Courses”.
You’ll be able to see any courses you’ve added to your portfolio or previously completed. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Add a Course” under Learner Tools for Lewis & Clark College.
Answer the two questions. Your responses will add specific courses to your portfolio for completion. Question 1 is about your role(s) in research, and your selection(s) will determine and add your required courses. Question 2 allows you to select additional (non required) optional or recommended courses of interest to add to your portfolio.

CITI Training Course Guide 

Lewis & Clark subscribes to training courses in a variety of subjects, including but not limited to the Responsible Conduct of Research, Laboratory Animal Research, Human Subjects Research, and Financial Conflict of Interest. There are courses specific to researchers (including students), compliance committee members, and administrators. The following is a list of initial training courses required for each role.

  1. Faculty, staff, or student engaging in research in the SOCIAL OR NATURAL SCIENCES that does not involve live human subjects or live vertebrate animals:
    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic
  2. Faculty, staff, or student engaging in research in the HUMANITIES that does not involve live human subjects or live vertebrate animals:
    Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  3. Faculty, staff, or student engaging in research with human subjects:
    Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic
  4. Faculty, staff, or student engaging in research with live rats:
    Working with Rats in Research Settings and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic
  5. Faculty, staff, or student engaging in research with live zebrafish:
    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic; Lab Animal Research: Investigators, Staff, and Students; and Working with Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) in Research Settings
  6. PI or co-PI on a federal grant (not students):
    Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic
  7. Appointed Member of Lewis & Clark’s Institutional Review Board:
    Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic
  8. Appointed Member of Lewis & Clark’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee:
    IACUC Chairs, Members, and Coordinators
  9. Institutional Official (appointed by president):
    Institutional Official for Animal Care and Use and Institutional/Signatory Official for Human Subjects Research

In addition to the above course options, you may select any of the following, which are subsequent training and/or optional courses, available to anyone:

  • Human Subjects Research Related: Revised Common Rule; IRB Chair; Single Use IRB and Administration; Communicating Research Findings; Essentials of Public Health Research; FERPA; HIPAA; Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Refresher 1; Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Refresher 2
  • Vertebrate Animal Research Related: Lab Animal Research; IACUC Member Refresher Case Studies; IACUC Chair; IACUC Community Member
  • Other: Conflict of Interest Refresher; Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Refresher
Complete the online training 
Click the Title of the Course to begin or continue the course. The system will allow you to start the class after you complete the Integrity Assurance Statement presented at the top. Proceed through the course modules and associated quizzes (some are required and some are optional). There is typically a short quiz (4-10 questions) at the end of each module. Please note:
  • Lewis & Clark requires at least an 80% passing grade on each module.
  • You may return to the module and re-take the quiz if necessary.
  • You do not have to complete all of the modules at one time. Your quiz score(s) will be stored and you can return to complete the remaining modules at any time.  
  • Once a course that you’ve taken has expired, CITI will send you an email reminder invitation to take any additional required courses in the series (e.g. a refresher course).
  • Your completion certificate(s) will automatically be emailed to the Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office. There is no need to forward your certificate.

Additional Resources:

Research Training Presentation

In late 2020 the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) launched new Human Research Protection Training that may be of interest to research personnel.

Please contact the Sponsored Projects and Compliance (SPARC) Office with any questions or if you need assistance.