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CITI Training

These courses are intended to provide a foundation for institutions that are working to promote Responsible Conduct of Research training for work involving human subjects, animals, and export controls. 

Our hope is that web-based instruction like this will expose investigators and graduate students to the kinds of ethical issues and federal requirements they encounter throughout their careers and prepare them to deal with those.  

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Direct links to CITI

Tennessee Tech subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) as means of providing training in the Responsible Conduct of Research, Animal Subjects, Human Subjects, and Export Controls.

Personnel on funded grants are required to complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). For those who have completed training through another course or if you’re not sure training has been completed, please contact Research & Economic Development.  Principal investigators ensure that all project team members have completed the required Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) CITI training.

The courses you take depend on your role in research. The complete list of courses available to the Tennessee Tech community is below.  Please note that human subjects CITI training expires after three years.  Responsible Conduct of Research and other general research-related training expire after five years. 

Responsible Conduct in Research

  • Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research for Administrators
  • Responsible Conduct of Research for Engineers
  • Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research 

Laboratory Animal Research

  • PIs and Faculty Researchers
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Student Researchers
  • Animal Technicians and Lab Workers
  • Institutional Officials
  • Research Administrators and Staff
  • IACUC Members and Staff
  • IACUC Community Members

Electives (species specific)

  • Frogs, Toads or other Amphibians
  • Mice Family:  Muridae Cricetidae
  • Rats Genus:  Rattus
  • Fish
  • Zebrafish
  • Reptiles

Human Subjects

  • Biomedical Researchers including all students and faculty acting as an Investigator (PI-co-PI) 
  • Social-Behavioral-Educational Researchers including all students and faculty acting as an Investigator (PI-co-PI) 
  • IRB Members 
  • Departmental Review Committee 
  • IRB Community Members 
  • IRB Chair

Export Controls

If you have difficulties or questions please contact Mark Lynam in Research & Economic Development at extension 3673 or

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