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Training Requirements

West Texas A&M University requires all individuals conducting or participating in research projects (including faculty, staff, and students) that involve animal subjects (or serving on the IACUC committee) to complete training for the Protection of Animal Subjects. This requirement is met by the successful completion of the online training module from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.

All individuals engaged in research involving animal subjects must complete the required CITI training modules and quizzes with a minimum passing score as indicated on the CITI course description. Courses may be repeated as necessary to achieve the required passing score. Upon completion, a certificate can be printed by the trainee and submitted with the IACUC application; however, this is not necessarily required as AR-EHS will verify training completion through the CITI website during the IACUC application process. Additionally, CITI will provide an electronic notification of training completion to AR-EHS.

Refresher courses are required as outlined in the course description.

Successful completion of the appropriate CITI modules is required before submission of the Institutional Review Board Protocol Form for the Protection of Animal Subjects. Protocol forms will be reviewed only after the researcher has completed the CITI training.

This document will guide you through the CITI registration process. The guidance provided is appropriate for most animal subject researchers. This guidance should be readily accessible prior to initiating the CITI registration process.


Training Delineation