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Training Opportunities

New Faculty Orientation

This document was distributed to new faculty at the 2019 Orientation session, but it serves as a good source of information about the Office of Research Compliance.

CITI Training

CITI training is required for investigators, administrators, committee members, and personnel who are involved with:

  • Research involving human subjects
  • Research involving animal care and use

In addition, optional training is available in the following areas:

  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Export Compliance
  • CITI Links
From the main CITI page, click "log in" or, after clicking the Link to CITI below, "log in through my institution" and select "Central Michigan University" from the list. This will allow you to utilize single sign on (automatically uses your CMU ID and password).

Once logged in, bookmarking this page will allow you to automatically log in to CITI through CMU without repeating the steps above. 


CITI Updates

Training: The ORC has updated investigator training requirements and learner groups within CITI for all compliance boards.  In many cases, the number of required modules has decreased and the learner groups are now more appropriate to CMU. 

Single Sign On for CITI has been implemented. 
  • Investigators who have registered with a username/password other than their CMU issued user information are asked to update their CITI profile.
  • The old log-in will continue to work until a user is updated.
  • To access CITI via single sign on you can either follow the link from the ORC web page, or directly from the CITI page select either "sign in" or "get started", then select "log in through my institution" at the top of the page, choose Central Michigan University and you will automatically be re-directed to the CMU main log-in page.
  • Once signed in you will be re-directed back to CITI. Note that if you are already logged in to CMU, simply clicking the link will take you to your CITI account without an additional log-in required.
  • If you utilize CITI solely for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) or Conflict of Interest (COI) related training to meet your college/department requirements, you do not need to make any changes.

If you use CITI for committee specific training and have not been receiving expiration notices from CITI or would just like to take advantage of the simplified training requirements please complete the following steps after logging in:

  • Select "Add a course",
  • Select the new learner group most appropriate to you,
  • Select any optional courses you would like to add.
  • You can then delete any old/expired or duplicate modules from your list of required training.

Responsible Conduct in Research Training 

In response to the mandate in the America COMPETES act, effective January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that, at the time of proposal submission, the Authorized Organizational Representative certify that the institution has a plan to provide responsible and ethical conduct of research training to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers receiving a salary or stipend to conduct research from a NSF funded project, if awarded.

Effective January 4, 2010, a Central Michigan Principal Investigator (PI) receiving NSF funding which will provide salary or stipends to any undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers conducting research is required to follow the university's plan in providing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, which is linked below. Additionally, Central Michigan University strongly recommends all researchers take RCR training as understanding how to be a responsible member of the research community is key to being a researcher.

Federal Funding - non-NSF 

This implementation plan applies to all federal sponsors requiring RCR training. If the federal sponsor has additional requirements not listed within this plan, ORGS will work with the PI to ensure the necessary RCR training requirements are fulfilled.

Additional Information

The Office of Laboratory and Field Safety and CITI training is required for many IRB, and all IACUC and IBC researchers. Training requirements vary by protocol and risk so please consult with your Principal Investigator or the Office of Research Compliance or the Office of Laboratory and Field Safety for more information. You may also review the mandatory training policies for each committee posted on the ORC web pages and the OLFS training requirements page. 

Updated  3/28/2020