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Online CITI Training

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development offers online training opportunities for research ethics and compliance training for University of Tennessee researchers.

CITI Training

ORIED offers online training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) that are available to all researchers at UT. Access CITI Training.

For information on RCR requirements or assistance with any CITI online compliance training contact Sarah Pruett at (865) 974-9918 or spruett1@utk.edu

Once logged in, users will be able to choose from the courses below:

Choose One:

  • Biomedical Focus Basic/Refresher — For most people in biomedical or other non-Social and Behavioral disciplines
  • Social and Behavioral Focus Basic/Refresher — For most people in Social and Behavioral or Humanities disciplines.
    • Note: The “IRB Member” and “IRB Chair” course options are for faculty who are serving as IRB members at the departmental or campus level, or as the IRB Chair.

This training is required for the IRB Chair.

If you are working on an NSF, NIH, or USDA award, you must provide your PI with a copy of your CITI RCR completion report and certificate.

  • Biomedical RCR (Nursing, Clinical Trials, etc.)
  • Social and Behavioral RCR (Psychology, Social Work, etc.)
  • Physical Sciences RCR (Engineering, Natural Sciences, etc.)
  • Humanities RCR (History, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, etc.)

This training is required for all participants on Public Health Service (PHS) grants.

When you register for the COI course, there are multiple modules. The modules you are required to take are:

  • CITI Conflict of Interest Course – Introduction
  • Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules
  • Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators

There is also an optional module that is informative, but not a requirement:

  • Conflicts of Commitment, Conscience, and Institutional Conflicts of Interest

When you have satisfactorily completed all of the course requirements, you will see a link to print out a completion/grade report. Keep a copy of this report for your records.

This training is required for those working on an export-controlled project and is recommended for all faculty.

There are 5 modules under Export Control. Be sure to complete them all and take the tests as required (the UT specific module does not have a test).

  • U. S. Export Controls – General Overview
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • The Preventive Export Control Program at the University of Tennessee

When you have satisfactorily completed all of the course requirements, you will see a link to print out a completion/grade report. Keep a copy of this report for your records.

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