Responsible Conduct of Research Training
In compliance with federal regulation and OHSU institutional policy, all investigators, research staff, and other relevant personnel (those reasonably involved in the design and/or conduct of human, animal, applied and/or basic science research) must complete CITI's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education.
Research Integrity's Responsible Conduct of Research education hasn't been updated in a number of years. With the ever changing research environment, the CITI Program is able to offer the research community maintained and updated education. The CITI Program is the standard for the majority of academic institutions in the US and the Veteran's Administration, allowing a high degree of reciprocity for multicenter research and faculty conducting research at the VA.
In addition, most major pharmaceutical companies utilize CITI for required GCP training. By utilizing CITI, investigators will no longer have to take duplicative GCP training.
NON-OHSU Researchers/Volunteer Researchers will be required to obtain an OHSU network account in addition to an EID in order to access OHSU's CITI account and Compass. If the user does not have an OHSU network account, an OHSU contact, like a study team member (PI or Study coordinator) will need to place a CARS request via the CARS system. Please visit ITG's page "Request Network Access for Non-OHSU Employees and Departing Staff" for more information. This request should be placed by the PI or study coordinator AFTER the new researcher has obtained their *external Employee ID (EID).
Click here for a PDF of step by step instructions for logging into CITI for the first time.*External Employee ID (EID)Do you work with outside researchers, volunteer or student researchers? Please be aware that while EIDs have always been required, EIDs need to remain active. Many outside researchers are working with expired EIDs and this is causing data flow issues. If you are listed as the supervisor for an external researcher and receive an email from HR asking about the status of the user, please respond accordingly. Users with expired EIDs may need to request to have their EIDs reinstated which may cause delays in compliance transcripts showing correctly in research systems.
Responsible Conduct of Research
|Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
||GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus) - If you are an investigator or staff on a clinical trial of an FDA regulated product (drug or device), please select the Good Clinical Practice course. **This course was previously called "RCR for FDA regulated products". Transcripts for "FDA regulated products" will appear in Compass under "Good Clinical Practices (GCP)".
*For NIH Funded Clinical Trials: CITI GCP course must be completed by 1/1/2017 to meet new NIH regulations.
|Human Subjects Research (HSR)
||Human Researchers - Please select if you are conducting research with humans. **This course was previously called "RCR Involving Human Subjects" in Big Brain.
IRB Members and Administrators - Please also select if you are an IRB member or administrator.
|Animal Care and Use (ACU)
||Working with the IACUC - Please select if you are conducting research with animals. **This course was previously called "RCR Involving Animal Subjects" in Big Brain.
|Biosafety/Biosecurity||Working with rDNA/Infectious Agents/Toxins - Complete this course if you work with recombinant DNA, Synthetic nucleic acid molecules in cells, organisms or viruses, infectious agents or biologically-derived toxins. **This course was previously called "RCR Involving rDNA, Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules and Infectious Agents/Biological Toxins" in Big Brain.
Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) in CITI applies only to a limited subset of research involving specific highly hazardous agents or toxins. The IBC office will alert those who are required to take the DURC course.
Have you already completed CITI training for another institution or for an industry clinical trial sponsor? When logging in with your OHSU network for the first time you will be given the opportunity to sync your personal or previous institution account (including VA) with your OHSU account. This will allow users to receive credit for modules already completed in the CITI Program system.
Timeline (on a per-course basis):
|Those who last completed the course prior to 5/2014:||Notifications begin 5/2016|
Course expires 5/31/2017
|Those who last completed the course after 5/2014:||Notifications begin 5/2017|
Course expires beginning 5/31/2018 on a rolling 3 year basis dependent on when course was last completed.
Office of Proposal & Award Management (OPAM) at 503-494-7784 if you need written documentation of human subjects research training for your grant application. The certification letter cannot be signed until the education has been completed.
Compass website for more information.
Please note that course completion data is picked up each night from CITI at 6pm. Compass updates with transcript data at 7pm and updates the research systems at 12 midnight. If you complete a course in CITI after 6pm it will be picked up the following night.
The 'Add a Course' menu within CITI has been updated to include access to refresher training. These shorter versions of our curriculum are available to those who completed training in the past on Big Brain, or through another institution's CITI profile.
If you previously enrolled in a full length CITI curriculum and you meet the criteria for refresher training, you will not automatically be enrolled in refresher training.
You must access the 'Add a Course' menu and choose one of the corresponding refreshers to overwrite your previous selections.