The IRB has mandated that any BSU/NTC student, faculty, and staff who will conduct human/non-human research will need to complete and include in the proposal packet a Certificate of Completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) All BSU faculty and staff who act as a sponsor/advisor must also provide a Certificate of Completion.
- This training is FREE to students, faculty and staff.
- CITI Program Instructions are available for your use.
- The student will only need to take the training once while attending BSU.
- Faculty and staff will need to re-take the training every five years.
CITI currently offers full support for four browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Effective March 2015, CITI Program’s website will block use of Internet Explorer version 7, which is now more than eight years old, as it does earlier versions of IE. Site users will need to have IE 8 or later, or use a current version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Previous NIH Certification
If you completed the training with NIH previously, you would not need to retake the training; however, you would need to provide a Certificate of Completion. Once the previous NIH certification expires, complete the CITI Certification.