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Research Compliance

CITI RCR training must now be completed every four years

To better align with federal requirements and the university’s shared values, all research-eligible faculty, staff, trainees and students will be required to complete the newly updated Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training every four years beginning February 1, 2024. The newly updated CITI RCR course includes modules that reflect the changes in federal regulations.

On February 1, those who took the CITI RCR online course more than four years ago will be notified that their RCR training has expired. They must complete the course again by April 1, 2024, to remain in compliance. Those who completed the course within the past four years will be notified when it is time to take the course again. Individual completions can be checked in the My Records section of the CITI Program website.

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Completing and passing the course every four years will be a requirement for continued access to key university activities related to research, including approval of grant awards, IRB, IACUC or IBC protocols. The course has between 8 and 11 modules that can take up to 35 minutes each to complete. Modules do not need to be completed in one session and many researchers can demonstrate competency by proceeding directly to the testing component of the module.