Training and Education

CSULB uses the CITI Program to provide trainings for Human Subjects and Animal Welfare research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, and to fulfill federal Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements. Each of the RCR course offerings covers the core norms, principles, and rules governing the practice of responsible research.

RCR training is now part of funding requirements of both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). RCR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of research training, regardless of a researcher’s source of funding. There is an RCR course specifically tailored to research administrators and additional CITI courses for those serving on the IRB and IACUC.