CITI Training

NU uses several online training modules offered through CITI to meet various federally mandated training requirements. Key modules for use by the NU Research Community are outlined below, including who must take the training and when.

Aside from CITI training, additional training resource links are provided on the right.

CITI Training Title/Type CITI Training Course Number PI, PD, Senior/Key Personnel or Investigators Under/Graduate Students and Post Docs
Financial Conflict of Interest (fCOI) 128383 As required by funding agencies adhering to PHS regulations Only if designated “Investigator” on an award subject to PHS regulations
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) by discipline / research area
Physical Science RCR 101589 As required by funding agency terms and conditions (select the course that best aligns with award discipline) Required for all paid by NSF funded awards or on NIH training grants (T, F, K series) to take RCR aligning with award’s discipline
Biomedical RCR 103094 As required by funding agency terms and conditions (select the course that best aligns with award discipline) Required for all paid by NSF funded awards or on NIH training grants (T, F, K series) to take RCR aligning with award’s discipline
Humanities RCR 101590 As required by funding agency terms and conditions (select the course that best aligns with award discipline) Required for all paid by NSF funded awards or on NIH training grants (T, F, K series) to take RCR aligning with award’s discipline
Engineering RCR 101586 As required by funding agency terms and conditions (select the course that best aligns with award discipline) Required for all paid by NSF funded awards or on NIH training grants (T, F, K series) to take RCR aligning with award’s discipline
Social & Behavioral RCR 101588 As required by funding agency terms and conditions (select the course that best aligns with award discipline) Required for all paid by NSF funded awards or on NIH training grants (T, F, K series) to take RCR aligning with award’s discipline
Human Subject Research Protection
Social & Behavioral Research Stage 1 Basic Course (SBE) 171226 Under the direction of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Northeastern University requires completion of training on the protection of human subjects and the ethical principles of research for all human subject research, regardless of whether or not investigators have received funding to support their project. This training is mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students who conduct/supervise research involving human subjects whether on campus or off-campus, whether funded or unfunded. Documentation of training must be on file with the Office of Human Subject Research Protection. HSRP will accept documentation of human subject protection training from other institutions.

To complete any CITI training modules:

  1. Log into CITI Program
  2. For new users, select “Register”
    • Select Northeastern University from the drop down menu entitled Select your institution or organization
    • Submit the remaining registration details
    • Select Add a course or update your learner groups for Northeastern University
    • Select Yes when asked if you would like to take the selected course
    • Complete the course as directed
  3. For users with an existing CITI account, sign into your existing account and verify that your account reflects your Northeastern University affiliation
    • Select Add a course or update your learner groups for Northeastern University
    • Select Yes when asked if you would like to take the selected course
    • Complete the courses as directed

For questions about training, contact NU-RES@northeastern.edu.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021