Yes, you may hear this referred to as "the CITI course." That's because it's offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a non-profit training organization. "Working with the IACUC" is one of a number of courses the University subscribes to.
If you are submitting a protocol for IACUC approval and you have not completed the training, or your former training completion has expired, you have to take the course.
If you are a student, staff, or faculty member working on research involving care and use of animals and which must be approved by the IACUC, you have to take the course.
Texas State uses the CITI program for training but we can accept proof of current (within 2 years) training from a comparable source or from another institution, as long as it meets the requirements set forth in the federal regulation. If you have proof of training (CITI or other) from another institution, send it to Becky Northcut in RIC
The basic course of training on use of animal subjects and working with the IACUC is required of all personnel every 5 years. In the case of a change in regulations or some other event that substantively impacts research with animals, researchers may be required to take an update sooner.
There are brief quizzes after each module in the course. You need to achieve a cumulative score of 85 to pass the course.
That depends on whether the training is related to one of your classes or academic projects, or if you are taking it because you are involved in wildlife research that requires an approval by the IACUC. If you are required to take it, your supervising faculty member, the IACUC chair, or the RIC will contact you.
Yes. You have to score at least an 80 on the quiz.
No. The IACUC has access to the TRACS Gradebook.
As many times as you need to. Your highest grade will be the one saved and recorded.
The training and quiz can be completed in about 30 minutes. Click the green Save button on any page to save your progress, then you can log out and return later.
That depends on whether the training is related to one of your agriculture classes, participation in the CDE or other similar event, or your involvement in agriculture research requiring IACUC approval. If you are required to take it, your supervising faculty member, the IACUC chair, or the RIC will contact you.
Yes. You have to score at least a 70 on the quiz.
As often as you need to. TRACS will retain your highest grade.
No. RIC and the IACUC have access to the TRACS gradebook.