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Training and Professional Development

The TCU Office of Research offers comprehensive training and professional development opportunities to meet the needs of faculty, staff, postdocs and students involved in research and scholarly activities at TCU.   Our program is structured to provide a better understanding of the requirements, policies and administrative processes that impact the research enterprise.

There are different training requirements depending on the type of research in which you are involved. Check with the appropriate research committee overseeing your research

Required training can be in the form of online and in-person classes. The CITI Program is used to fulfill many of the training requirements and includes Human Subjects, Animal Research, Good Clinical Practices, Conflict of Interest, Biosafety, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Export Controls Compliance.

CITI Access for new users

  • Step 1 – LOG ONTO CITI and click on “Register”
  • Step 2 – SELECT YOUR INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION – In “Participating Institutions,” select Texas Christian University from the drop down menu.
  • Step 3 – ENTER YOUR NAME (first and last) and YOUR TCU EMAIL ADDRESS You may also choose to enter a “secondary email.”
  • Step 6 – CME/CEU CREDITS There is a charge for credit.  Select whether you would like to receive credit or not and enter professional affiliation if credit is desired.
  • Step 7 – MEMBER INFORMATION (new screen) You only need to complete required (*) fields.
  • Step 8 – SELECT YOUR CURRICULUM  This page asks multiple choice questions targeting the curriculum you will need.

TAKE COURSES – You will see the screen of selected courses.  Click on the word “ENTER” next to a course to begin the modules. You may stop at any time during completion of the modules and your work to that point should be saved.

Course Completion Certificate – Once you successfully complete a course, a CITI training certificate of completion is automatically sent to the Office of Research and the appropriate research committee chairperson, if any.  If you need additional copies of your completion report or certificate, you may access the CITI site and print additional copies.

For all courses, Course completion reports and certificates are available for viewing, downloading and printing.  To view and print your course completion history, select “Print” under “Completion Report” on the Main Menu. To print the certificate, instead of the completion report, select the second available option that is identified as “certificate”. Print and retain a copy of the completion report and certificate for your records.

Adding a Course – If you are an existing CITI user, you may select additional courses after you log in by clicking on “Add a Course” on the Main Menu page, under the Texas Christian University Courses.

Contact the Office of Research if you have any questions.

Lorrie Branson, JD

Director, Research Compliance and Training

(817) 257-4266



On Demand Training