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Training Opportunities

New Faculty Orientation

This document was distributed to new faculty at the 2023 Orientation session, but it serves as a good source of information about the Office of Research Compliance.

CITI Training

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (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
  • Research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules

In addition, optional training is available in the following areas

  • 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. 

Create a new CITI account


Single Sign-On for CITI has been implemented. 

  • 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 redirected 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.


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 an 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, the Office of Research Compliance, or the Office of Laboratory and Field Safety for more information.

Updated  10/24/2023