Research Required Training

Instructions for using the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (the CITI) for all investigators and study staff conducting research under the jurisdiction of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 

All required training is provided as a web-based tutorial offered through the CITI program. After finishing the required training(s), please keep a copy of each document for your records.

UT Southwestern Employees

UT Southwestern faculty or staff with an active person number and a Southwestern ID. 

IMPORTANT: Before you begin, please have your UT Southwestern Person Number available since you will be asked to enter it into the registration form. If you do not know your person number, log into iAim. Enter your UT Southwestern user network ID and password. At the lower left-hand side of your screen under “View My Data”, you will see “Job”, click this to see your Person Number in the upper middle of the page.

Note: The CITI Course site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox.

1. Go to the CITI Course website

2. If you are a new user, click on “Register Here.” This will open a new window that contains the registration form.

3. Fill out the registration form by completing the following fields:

  • Select your institution or organization. 
    Important: Select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center” to view relevant courses.
  • Create your username and password. 
    Important: You will create your own username and password. Using your UT Southwestern network ID is recommended.
  • Enter your name.
    Important: Use your full name. Providing a nickname or an abbreviated name may cause delay in verifying your training.
  • Enter your email address. 
    Important: Use your UT Southwestern email address as your preferred address.

4. Click Submit.

5. Complete the following fields: 
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the form are required fields.

  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Person Number (only for UT Southwestern employees)
  • Department
  • Job Title
  • Office Phone
  • Mail Code
  • Home Phone
  • May we re-contact you to complete a course survey?

6. Click Submit.

7. Please select a training course within the CITI program.

  • For IRB and GCP training, Choose Group 1 "IRB Protocol Training"
  • For COI training, Pleases skip Question 1 and select "Yes" under Question 2. 
    NOTE: If you will be involved in human research, you may also check the corresponding training groups in Question 1 to access additional training modules. 

To sign in again later:

1. Go to the CITI Course website

2. Enter your username and password.

NOTE: If you ever forget your password or username: You can go to “Forgot login information” at the CITI home webpage to retrieve the information.

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Other Affiliates

IMPORTANT: You must select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center” as the Participating Institution in order to view the appropriate courses.

1. Go to the CITI Course website

2. If you are a new user, click on “Register Here.” This will open a new window that contains the registration form.

3. Fill out the registration form by completing the following fields:

  • Select your institution or organization. 
    Important: Select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center”.
  • Create your username and password. 
    Important: You will create your own username and password.
  • Enter your name. 
    Important: Use your full name. Providing a nickname or an abbreviated name may cause delay in verifying your training
  • Enter your email address

4. Click Submit.

5. Complete the following fields: 
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the form are required fields.

  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Person Number (only for UT Southwestern employees)
  • Department
  • Job Title
  • Office Phone
  • Mail Code
  • Home Phone
  • May we re-contact you to complete a course survey? 

6. Click Submit.

7. Please select a training course within the CITI program.

  • For IRB and GCP training, Choose Group 1 "IRB Protocol Training"
  • For COI training, Pleases skip Question 1 and select "Yes" under Question 2. 
    NOTE: If you will be involved in human research, you may also check the corresponding training groups in Question 1 to access additional training modules. 

To sign in again later:

1. Go to the CITI Course website

2. Enter your username and password.

NOTE: If you ever forget your password or username: You can go to “Forgot login information” at the CITI home webpage to retrieve the information.

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Training Instructions for Returning CITI Users:

1. Go to the CITI Course website

2. Enter your username and password. 
NOTE: If you have forgotten your password or username, go to “Forgot login information” on the CITI home webpage to retrieve the information.

3. Select “add a course or update your learner groups” and select the relevant UT Southwestern training course you would like to complete.

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