IACUC Training

Radford University utilizes the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program training service for research involving the use of vertebrate animals.

Radford University is required by federal regulations to ensure all personnel involved in the use and/or care of vertebrate animals in research, testing, and teaching, are qualified to perform their duties. Radford faculty, staff, students, and lab techs conducting research involving the use of vertebrate animals at Radford University must complete the required CITI IACUC courses before final approval of their IACUC protocol. 

Completion of CITI training is verified by the Research Compliance Office for all personnel proposing to work with animals, at the time of protocol submission, continuing review, and when new personnel, including students, are added to the protocol. 

CITI IACUC Training 


From OneCampus, search for CITI. Selecting this tile will take you to the CITI Training Program website.  CITIProgram.org.   

Register and create an account. Please do not use your Radford University login credentials (e.g., user name and password) to attempt to log in to CITI.  

  • Associate your CITI account with Radford University, using your Radford University email address. This will allow the Research Compliance Office to confirm any required CITI courses have been completed. 
  • If you already have an account in CITI through another institution and are new to Radford University, please access CITI using that account and affiliate your CITI account with Radford University. 
  • Once you have reached the CITI website, click "Register."
  • Affiliate your account with Radford University by searching the drop-down list to find Radford University.
  • For assistance in creating an account in CITI, please see the CITI Program's Getting Started Guide.   
  • The question related to "Laboratory Animal Welfare":  Select "Working with the IACUC" course. This course is required if you plan to use lab animals in your work.
  • Your Professor the Principal Investigator for the research project, may require the completion of additional CITI training modules appropriate for the planned work.   e.g., If the protocol proposes the use of mice or rats, the PI may require the completion of courses such as "Reducing Pain and/or Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats in Research" or "Working with Rats (or Mice) in Research Settings." Check with your PI regarding any additional CITI courses they may require. 
  • Once you have completed the required CITI course(s), print/save a copy of your completion certificate and submit it to your instructor.  Certificates of Completion do not need to be submitted to the IACUC. The IACUC Office will confirm the completion of the required courses in the CITI database.  
  • To change your Learner Group once a course has been selected, log in and select "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups", located just below your existing course options.  

Note: CITI completion certificates are valid for three (3) years. 

Occupational Health and Safety Training and Enrollment in the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP)

All personnel involved in research with vertebrate animals are required to enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP).  

OHSP training, information about the program, and required forms to be completed may be found on Radford University's Desire 2 Learn (D2L) platform.  The student's professor will request access to the training course for their students from EHS. 

Contact EHS to be enrolled in the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP)

Additional information related to CITI and OHSP enrollment for the conduct of research involving vertebrate animals may be found in the IACUC D2L course shell. See the Table of Contents