CITI Training

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


The IRB requires appropriate CITI training be completed BEFORE submitting an application to the IRB. The table below illustrates the training requirements:

Group 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 Social and Behavioral Research-Basic/Refresher Course**
or Biomedical Research-Basic/Refresher Course
Student researchers* Social and Behavioral Student-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 course. Students-Class Projects Basic Course (2 required modules plus 1 elective)
IRB Members IRB Member Training

** Be careful to select the correct training! DO NOT select the module within the "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)" course labeled "Social and Behavioral" as it is not appropriate for IRB submissions.


Effective April 1, 2015, the IACUC will require completion of the appropriate CITI training prior to submission of Form A by faculty. graduate students, staff at the Sternberg Museum, the Wetlands Center, and Farm Supervisors that are involved in the care and use of animals.

Group CITI Member Training Type
Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, faculty supervising student researchers, Graduate students. Investigators, Staff and Students. Depending on type of research, may also need: Wildlife Research, Working with Amphibians, Working with Fish, Working with Mice

Group CITI Member Training Type
Principal Investigators conducting NIH/PHS funded research Conflict of Interest

Other modules are available. (Students should check with instructors to determine requirements. Please note, these are NOT required for IRB or IACUC).

Responsible Conduct of Research:

  • Physical Science
  • Humanities
  • Biomedical
  • Social and Behavioral
  • Arts and Humanities
  • CITI Health Information and security for students and instructors
  • CITI Good Clinical Practices



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.

Additional Resources

Office of Research Integrity Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Lab - Interactive Movie

Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership:

Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research

Responsible Conduct in Data Management

Publication Practices, Responsible Authorship and Peer Review:

A Guide to Ethical Writing

Collaborative Research:

Responsible Conduct in Collaborative Research

Conflict of Interest and Commitment:

Conflict of Interest

Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities:


Animal Welfare:

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare


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