Office of Research Administration

CITI Training

All research investigators and others listed on the project that will conduct research shall complete relevant educational courses through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.

  1. Group 1 (Biomedical Investigator) – Human Subjects Research
    Group 1 training is required by UMKC and University Health  for clincal trials research, surveys or retrospective chart reviews conducted at UH. This training is good for 3 years and then researchers complete a Refresher Course.
  2. Add UMKC as an affiliation
    If you have taken CITI courses through another institution, you must affiliate with UMKC to select CITI courses at UMKC/UH.
  3. Conflict of Interest (COI)
    As a result of a DHHS-Public Health Services (PHS) mandated change intended to promote objectivity in research, COI training is required for the Principal Investigator (PI) as well as any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by PHS, or proposed for such funding, which may include collaborators or consultants. This training shall be completed every 4 years .
  4. Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials
    This training is aimed at researchers and staff that package and ship diagnostic materials, clinical human and animal specimens, human and animal pathogens, as well as other regulated biohazards  including shipments that contain dry ice. Prior to transport by air, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and shippers like Fed-Ex require training completion. This training is required every 2 years.
  5. Training Required for Staff in SOM Laboratories
    Research investigators, research staff, students, and volunteers that work in laboratories in the School of Medicine or that conduct research in a lab must complete  two CITI courses, the Basic Introduction to Biosafety course and the course titled Training for Investigators, Staff, and Students Handling Biohazards.
  6. Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Submissions
    The IBC ensures the safe use of biohazardous materials in research. At least one CITI  training module is required and the IBC may request additional modules dependent on the type of research
  7. Group 2 – Use of Animals in Research
    All investigators and appropriate staff engaged in animal research must complete the CITI Lab Animal Course every 3 years. Required CITI modules are species specific.
  8. FDA Good Clinical Practice standards (GCPs) training
    For projects defined as a clinical trial, the reviewing institutional review board may require researchers to complete the CITI Good Clinical Practice standards training courses. The CITI GCP courses comply with the NIH policy (NOT-OD-16-148) on GCP training and U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements on GCP training.
  9. Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)
    The optional CITI HIPS course reviews the principles of data protection and focuses on healthcare-related privacy and information security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).