About The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program is an international web-based research ethics education program, designed for training in protection of human subjects in research. The CITI Program offers Basic and Refresher courses in Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical Practice and Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS).  Many universities around the world have adopted the CITI Program as a component of their human subjects research training. Researchers are required to complete the CITI Program before beginning their research.


Who Requires CITI Certification?

Researchers from NUS
As of 1 April 2010, the NUS-IRB has implemented the requirement for CITI certification beginning with all NUS researchers in biological sciences and biomedical research. Please refer to the DPRT Circular on CITI Training for more details. Researchers who submit their biomedical research applications to the IRB for ethics review from 1 April 2010 would also need to submit a copy of their CITI certificate (completion report) together with their IRB applications. The NUS-IRB also strongly encourages social scientists to complete the training program for Social, Behavioural and Educational Research for Human Subjects.

To proceed with your training, please click on this link. NUS researchers should register using their NUS email accounts.