Stephen F. Austin State University

CITI Training

In order to facilitate ethical training for faculty and students conducting research, SFA has purchased a license to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a comprehensive educational program that is used nationally and worldwide to identify and serve the needs of research communities through "high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational materials."

Accessing CITI Training

Instructions for Accessing CITI Training:

CITI Training Requirements for Animal Researchers

If you conduct studies that use lab animals then:

  1. You must complete the Basic course and the appropriate species-specific modules.
  2. Choose the appropriate species specific electives according to your research interests.
  3. If you are an IACUC Member, you should complete the "Essentials for IACUC Members."

CITI Training Completion Certificates

Principal investigators, co-investigators, and any student or other assistant who will be involved with sample recruitment and other sampling procedures, data collection and identifiable (via direct or indirect identifiers) data and/or data analyses ARE ENCOURAGED to take the training and send the CITI Training Completion Certificate to the IACUC along with submission of research protocol to the IRB.* The training is currently OPTIONAL for IACUC submission. However, the SFA IRB highly recommends all personnel involved in research to get this training every 3 years. If you have any questions about CITI training, please contact the IACUC. *Please submit the applicable CITI Training Completion Certificates for ALL team members along with your IACUC application.