Research Education and Training Opportunities


The CITI Program is a subscription service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. To participate fully, learners must be affiliated with a CITI participating organization.

Go to, register as a new user. Complete member information and then select curriculum (New HSC PI/New Research Team Members). There are 5 required modules that you must complete:

  • Privacy and Confidentiality (SBR)
  • History and Ethical Principles (Biomedical module)
  • IRB Regulations and Review Process (Biomedical module)
  • Informed Consent (Biomedical module)
  • and any one (1) additional module of your choice

If you have any questions, please contact James Kirchmeyer (

NIH Training

This web-based training for Principal Investigators addresses one of the essential standards (training and education) approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for performing clinical research in the Intramural Research Program. All NIH intramural clinical principal investigators are required to take the course and successfully complete a final exam.

To access the web-based offering of this course, visit:


Federal Conflict of Interest

FCOI training is required for Investigators before engaging in federally-funded research, every four years thereafter, and immediately under designated circumstances. There is a training site set up for investigators at the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) where investigators can take the Public Health Service approved mini-course. Click here for instructions on how to register and take the course.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration Workplace Safety training

Provides training and education in occupational safety and health; held annually, in person for staff members and online for faculty. Contact Shannon Balletto ( with any questions.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 gives patients a right to privacy and governs the use of protected health information (PHI) in research and clinical care.

This training can be completed at any time through the website with log-in credentials. Please contact Christine Brown ( for more details and to receive log-in information.


Basic Life Support training and certification is commonly required of health care and other working professionals whose job positions place them at risk for needing to provide CPR to a co-worker, patient or visitor.

This training is held in the fall and spring; online portion and classroom portion with manikin. Contact Patti Diangelis ( for login information.