Researchers with Community Medical Centers must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training before beginning their research study.

CITI Training Instructions

  • Visit

  • Under Select Your Organization Affiliation select University of California, San Francisco

  • Select I AGREE to the Terms of Service for accessing CITI Program materials

  • Enter first and last name and email address

  • Create a username and password

  • When prompted, Are you interested in the option of receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit for completed CITI Program courses?" Select No

  • Select applicable Role in human subjects research

  • Select Human Subjects Protection Training

    • "Good Clinical Practice" and "Responsible Conduct of Research" are optional courses. If you decide to take these, please first complete the “Human Subjects Protection Training”

  • Complete the required modules

  • Make sure you also complete two of the elective modules to receive the certification

  • Email the completed certificate to

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