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Accessing the Program

To get access to the CITI Program you must register on the site or associate your existing registration with Simon Fraser University.

Course Details

Title Details Expiry Purpose
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) RCR Course for all faculty no expiry Highly recommended for faculty, students and staff conducting research in all disciplines. Suitable for inclusion into research methods course. This is a new course, replacing the former Physical and Life Sciences courses.
RCR - Faculty of Applied Sciences Customized course for FAS. 3 years Required RCR Course for FAS
Social & Behavioural Human Participants Research - S & B 5 years This course can be taken as an alternate to the TCPS2 CORE Tutorial which is required for all SFU affiliated faculty, students and staff applying through the ORE.
Biomedical Research Human Participants in Biomedical 5 years This course can be taken as an alternate to the TCPS2 CORE Tutorial which is required for all SFU affiliated faculty, students and staff applying through the ORE.
Canada GCP Good Clinical Practise - Basic and Refresher 3 years Clinical Trials; Required by some research sponsors
TDG/IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods 2 years  
Drugs for Clinical Trials Health Canada sponsored course 5 years Clinical Trials involving controlled substances
Canada Privacy Privacy and Security for Personal Health Information 5 years Recommended for researchers submitting a relevant Human Ethics Application


The courses are module-based, and modules can be completed at your own pace. Each course is set up with required, elective and optional modules. A mark of 80% is required to complete a course. Passing score applies to an overall 80% obtained for a course, not per module.

You may re-take any module to improve your mark. Only the latest mark will be displayed and count toward your completion mark.

Certificates – Once you have completed the course, you will receive an email notification and a link to the certificate. Please download a copy for your records. You will be able to access your certificates within your CITI profile at any time.

Course content will still be available to you, after you completed the course.

Contact

If you require assistance with setting up your account or with any questions, please contact Tracy Lee (tjl@sfu.ca)

Support

Please see our list of frequently asked questions. 

Additional help can be found at the CITI Support centre, including the Guide to CITI Navigation that assists with navigation of the menus.

Background

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a web-based training platform that was founded in March 2000 as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Today, the CITI program includes many expert teams of writers, editors, and reviewers, who create training content. These materials reach millions of individuals within the global research community, at thousands of subscribing organizations. In Canada, the Network of Networks (N2) has customized most of the content for a Canadian audience.