Research Compliance Training

UW-Superior utilizes the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide faculty, staff, and students with access to training on responsible conduct of research. The training modules within the CITI program are open to use by the entire University community.

Researchers submitting proposals for review to the Institutional Review Board or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are required to complete certain trainings through CITI prior to proposal submission. 

CITI Training Login and Account Instructions

  1. Go to the CITI Program website
  2. Select “Register” within the upper right-hand corner
  3. Within the “Select Your Organization Affiliation” text box enter (or select), “University of Wisconsin-Superior”
  4. Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and affirm you are affiliated with the University
  5. Select “Continue to Create Your CITI Program Username/Password”
  6. Enter the required information. Be sure to use your UW-Superior email address as the primary email when creating your CITI account.
  7. Select “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups”
  8. Select the appropriate course(s) for the research you will be conducting based on IRB and IACUC requirements. See the IRB and/or IACUC sections below for details on how to select the appropriate course based on the review board’s requirements.
  9. Select “Submit”
  10. After you have completed and passed all of the required module quizzes for the designated course(s), you will be able to download a Course Completion report. This report must be included with any IRB or IACUC submission(s).

Research Involving Human Subjects

All members of a research team, including the faculty/staff advisor, if applicable, are required to complete the appropriate Human Subject Research course (i.e. Social Science and Behavioral Science, Biomedical, etc.) prior to submitting a research protocol for review to the Institutional Review Board.

Selecting the Appropriate Course

Within the course selection questionnaire on the CITI website answer the following sections of the questionnaire in order to receive access to the required training course for IRB submissions.

  • Under Question 1: Human Subjects Research, select the appropriate course based on your research type (i.e. Social & Behavioral Research Investigators or Biomedical Investigators).
  • Under Question 6, select ‘No’ to opt out of the Conflict of Interest Course.

The Social & Behavioral Research Investigators or Biomedical Research Investigators course (whichever is appropriate based on your research) is the only course required for IRB submissions.

Research Involving Animals

For research involving animals you will need to complete the appropriate Responsible Conduct of Research course (i.e. Physical Science, Biomedical, etc.) prior to submitting a proposal for review by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Selecting the Appropriate Course

Within the course selection questionnaire on the CITI website answer the following sections of the questionnaire in order to receive access to the required training course for IRB submissions.

  • Under Question 5: Responsible Conduct of Research, select the appropriate course based on your research type.
  • Under Question 6, select ‘No’ to opt out of the Conflict of Interest Course.