Responsible Conduct in Research & Scholarship
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Texas A&M University-Commerce requires all individuals conducting/participating in research projects (including faculty, staff, postdocs, research assistants and students, etc...) to complete training for Responsible Conduct in Research & Scholarship. This requirement is met by the successful completion of the online training module from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.
All individuals, principal investigators, co-investigators, post-docs, research assistants, undergraduate and graduate students and all other personnel engaged in research must complete the CITI training modules and quizzes with a minimum score of 80%. Successful completion of the course is required and the course may be repeated as necessary to achieve the 80% score. At the time of completion, a certificate can be printed by the trainee and notification is sent to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
The time to complete the training modules may be 6-8 hours. Individuals may exit and resume the training at anytime. Once successfully completed, a refresher course is required every two years. A notification will be sent to you prior to the expiration of your training. At anytime, you may return to the training modules and print a certificate.
Begin January 1, 2010, successful completion of the CITI modules (protection of human subjects and responsible conduct of research) is required before submission of the Institutional Review Board Protocol Form for the Protection of Human Subjects. Protocol forms will be reviewed only after the researcher has completed the CITI training.
Required Compliance Training before you can submit a protocol or have contact with your human subjects.
Please follow the steps below to register and begin your training:
Click New Users Register Here
Select Texas A&M University-Commerce as your participating institution
Complete the remaining registration form
Select the Learner Group that applies to you
Biomedical Research Investigators
Social & Behavioral Research Investigators
Students conducting no more than minimal risk research
Research with data or laboratory specimens- ONLY
You are also required to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research module. Please select the appropriate module from the following:
Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs if you have questions at 903-886-5143 or Mona.Gilley@tamuc.edu