Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Conflict of Interest (COI) Web-Based Training Instructions

UT Southwestern provides all required Conflict of Interest (COI) Training as a web-based tutorial through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Faculty, research personnel, and members of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Conflict of Interest Committee (COI Committee) must complete CITI COI Training every four years.

If you are new to UT Southwestern and are required to complete the CITI COI Training, you must complete the training before engaging in research, or must provide evidence of having completed the CITI COI training within the last four years.

CITI COI training must be completed immediately if you are not in compliance with this policy, a management plan, or if the policy is revised in a manner that affects the individual’s duties.

Please note that COI training for non-faculty, non-research personnel is covered in the Institutional Compliance Training that is required every two years. These individuals are not required to complete the CITI COI training.

After finishing the required training(s), please keep a copy of each document for your records.

Training Instructions for CITI Users

UT Southwestern Employees

(Faculty members or staff with an active person number and a Southwestern ID)

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

To sign in:

  1. Enter your UT Southwestern-assigned network username and password to log in.

NOTE: If you forget your Username or Password, call the UT Southwestern Service Desk at 214-648-7600 to request assistance with resetting your UTSW-assigned network password.

Other Affiliates (Parkland, Children's Healthâ„ , and other affiliate institutions)

  1. Go to the CITI Course website
  2. If you are a new user, click on “Register” and follow the instructions above for First Time CITI Users. If you are a Returning CITI User affiliated with another institution, log in with your Username and Password.
  3. On the Main Menu, click on “Click here to affiliate with another institution.”
  4. Click on “Click here to affiliate with another institution” (again). IMPORTANT: You must select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center” as the Participating Institution to view the appropriate courses.
  5. Click “Next” and provide the information requested by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Fields marked with an * are required fields.

When all steps are complete, you will receive confirmation, “Your registration with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is complete.”

To sign in again later:

  1. Go to the CITI Course website
  2. Enter your User Name and Password.

NOTE: If you forget your Username or Password, go to “Forgot Username or Password?” on the CITI Homepage to retrieve the information.