IACUC - Required CITI Course

The University at Albany is part of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) along with over 1130 other organizations throughout the world. If key research personnel have taken CITI training elsewhere, the previously completed training will be accepted at UAlbany, with the caveat that key research personnel must complete any CITI courses required by UAlbany that have not already been completed.

CITI training is an on-line training program.   There are several learner groups to choose from to satisfy the training requirement (see descriptions, below).  Please contact the Office of Regulatory Research Compliance if you need assistance with determining which group is appropriate for you or with accessing or registering with CITI.

Required Basic Course for Laboratory Animal Welfare

The University at Albany requires that ALL investigators and key personnel proposing to conduct research involving vertebrate animals complete mandatory training on the ethical principles and guidelines for laboratory animal welfare and must successfully complete the following CITI course:. 

"Working with the IACUC" - for Investigator, Students and staff.

Required Species-Specific Trainings

In addition to the Basic Course, completion of the appropriate species-specific course(s) is also required.  Investigators and key research staff will choose the appropriate species from the “Working with …” series.

      • Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Reducing Pain and Distress*
      • Working with Amphibians in a Research Setting
      • Working with Mice in Research Settings
      • Working with Rats in Research Settings
      • Working with Hamsters in Research Settings
      • Working with Guinea Pigs in Research Settings

* Those using mice and rats in research must also complete this course.

Click the link below and follow the registration instructions on the CITI site. Once you have completed the required modules, a Completion Report will be generated for you by CITI. Please print a copy of the Report for your records and have it available upon request. A copy of the Report for each person named in the protocol must be submitted with the protocol to the Office of Regulatory Research Compliance.

CITI Registration

Click on the link below and follow the registration instructions on the CITI site. Once you have completed the required modules, you will be able to access and print a Completion Report.   A copy of the Completion Report for each Investigator and key research personnel named in the protocol must accompany your protocol submissions to the Office of Regulatory Research Compliance.

CITI training website

Step-by-step Instructions for CITI registration

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ORRC for assistance with CITI training or for answers to specific questions.