Ethical conduct of research is important for maintaining the public trust and adhering to research requirements and best practices.
IUP provides training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), which offers web-based training materials for millions of learners at academic institutions.
See FAQs about IUP’s Mandatory Online Ethics Training for Students
All students who engage, or plan to engage, in systematic interaction with human and/or animal research subjects that requires approval by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) or by the Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee (IACUC) must complete
training in human subjects research or animal care and use. IUP also offers other trainings
in responsible conduct of research, financial conflict of interest, export control, and biosafety/biosecurity. These trainings are recommended, but not required unless you are a recipient of NSF or PHS funds.
When registering for CITI, you will answer six questions that help determine your courses of study. You can change the courses at any time in the "Learner Tools" section after registration.
You will need RealPlayer to access all the materials in the program. You can download RealPlayer on the
Realtimes website. When you click on the hyperlink to the Realtimes website, your download should begin immediately.
Once the training module is completed, you may print a copy of your training certificates by logging into
CITI, using your username and password, and clicking the “Print” link under the Completion Reports column in My Reports.
For questions or concerns, please contact the assistant dean for Research at