CITI is an online course aimed at educating on appropriate research practices. CU-Boulder requires all researchers complete and maintain training with a minimum score of 80/100. The CITI requirement applies to all research regardless of review categories.
CITI training is valid for 3 years after completion. After ever three years you must complete a refresher course. You will receive a reminder from CITI every 90, 30, and 7 days prior to training expiration to complete the refresher course. You will receive one final reminder one day after your certification expires. It is your responsibility to keep your CITI training current.
All research submissions will be returned without review if any key personnel (e.g. principal investigator, co-investigators, faculty advisor, etc.) on a study does not have a valid training status.
All researchers involved with a protocol being reviewed by the IRB will need to complete the Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel or Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel course as appropriate for your research.
The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is separate from the human research courses and does not satisify IRB CITI requirements.
CU Boulder is part of CITI's Single Sign On (SSO) initiative which means you can login or create a new account by using your CU identikey and password.
There are two ways to login: (1) directly from the SSO portal or (2) from the CITI website.
Having issues with your account? See the CITI SSO Help page.