CITI Training

 The FHSU Human Subjects Research Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) require researchers to complete ethics training prior to submitting applications for approval or initiation of activities. Fort Hays State University has a subscription with CITI for IRB and IACUC training. CITI provides quality research ethics education that is available online, 24/7. There is no cost to those completing the training.


As of January 1, 2014, the IRB  appropriate CITI training must be completed BEFORE submitting an application to the IRB. The table below illustrates the training requirements:

Researcher CITI Member Training Type
Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, Research Team Members, Faculty supervising student researchers, Department or College Committees that review research prior to IRB submission, Student researchers* Social and Behavioral Research-Basic/Refresher Course or Biomedical Research-Basic/Refresher Course

*Some undergraduate student activities that are class projects (no dissemination outside of class, this is very rare) may substitute this mini-training courses.

Students-Class Projects Basic Course (2 required modules plus 1 elective)
IRB Members IRB Member Training



Completion of the appropriate CITI training is required prior to submission of Form A by faculty. Graduate students and staff at Sternberg Museum, the Wetlands Center and Farm Supervisors that are involved in the use and care of animals are required to complete the appropriate CITI training prior to initiation of activities.


Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Click on register to create a new account.
Step3: Select Fort Hays State University from the participating institutions drop down menu.
Step 4: Complete the remaining information, create a user name and password and submit.
Step 5: When you login to CITI, you will be taken to the FHSU page. Select the appropriate course modules and complete your training!

Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Login with your username and password
Step 3: Click on affiliate with another institution, and follow the instructions. .