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Research faculty, staff, and students at the University of Arizona who plan to use animals in research or teaching must complete the University of Arizona Lab Animal Welfare/IACUC component of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program.

  • To complete training, you must first create your CITI account. See Creating a CITI Account.
  • If you have a CITI account, you can log in through the SSO system, using your UA NetID. See Returning Users.
  • For assistance with either creating an account or using the SSO system, contact the IACUC Office.

Creating a CITI Account
Returning CITI Users
Using CITI for IACUC Training
Why Can’t the IACUC Office See My Training Record (Affiliating with the University of Arizona)

Creating a CITI Account

To register for a CITI account click here and follow the steps below. (Individuals who established CITI access prior to May 16, 2011 need to update their profile and course selection options.)

  1. Type “University of Arizona” in “Search for organization” list. DO NOT select the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, regardless of your work location.  Check the box indicating that you agree to the Terms of Service. Click Continue to Step 2.
  2. Enter your name and email address. Click Continue to Step 3.
  3. Create a username and password and choose a security question and answer. Click Continue to Step 4.
  4. Enter Country of Residence. Click Continue to Step 5.
  5. Check "No" for CEUs. Click Continue to Step 6.
  6. Complete the fields. If you don't have a student or employee ID number, enter #NOUA00. Click Continue to Step 7.
  7. Select "IACUC" and click "Next".

For instructions on selecting the appropriate training modules, see Using CITI for IACUC Training.

Returning CITI Users

If you have a CITI account, it is important that you log in through using SSO. This uses the same Single Sign On authentication process used by the UAConnect email system.

  1. Click “Log in Through My Institution”
  2. Scroll down and click on University of Arizona.
  3. Login with your UA NetID and password and you will be taken back to the CITI site.
  • If you are already logged in into Webauth, such as for your email, you may be taken directly to the CITI site.

For instructions on selecting the appropriate training modules, see Using CITI for IACUC Training.

Using CITI for IACUC Training

Initial Training Session

After following the steps necessary to create your CITI account, the following page will appear (the text in red has been added to highlight the most relevant sections).

  1. Select the “Working with the IACUC” course
  2. Select “Minimizing Pain and Distress”, if you are working with laboratory mice or rats.
  3. Select “Aseptic Surgery”, if you are conducting survival or non-survival surgery in any species.
  4. Select any applicable “Species Specific” modules. Click “Next”.

The following screen will appear.

Select a course(s) or “No. Thank you” and click “Next”.

Your course list will now appear on your menu page. Complete any or all courses. 

If you cannot complete all the courses in one session, or need to complete additional courses, you can return at a later date. Follow the instructions for Returning Users.

Your course score(s) will automatically be sent to the IACUC office.

Returning Users

  1. Log into the CITI website.
  2. Choose "University of Arizona Courses". You will be shown the status of your courses, complete and incomplete. These are courses you have selected and/or completed in the past.
  3. Completing an incomplete course: Click on the course name to start or finish a course.
  4. Starting a new course: If a course you need to complete is not on the screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and under "My Learner Tools for University of Arizona", select "Add a course ".
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page, check "IACUC" and click “Next”.
  6. Select the courses that you want to complete. Don't worry about selecting "wrong" or extra courses. You do not have to complete all the selected courses. Click “Next”.
  7. If you want to complete courses on the second page (birds, cattle, poultry, etc.), you must select "Working with the IACUC" on the first page to move to the second page. Don't worry if you have already completed this course, you will not have to redo it. Click “Next”.

Your course list on your home page will now display all courses selected. Your course scores will automatically be sent to the IACUC office.

Why Can’t the IACUC Office See My Training Record (Affiliating with the University of Arizona)

The IACUC Office can only see training records affiliated with the University of Arizona. They cannot see training records affiliated with the "University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix" or any other institution.

It is important that you affiliate your training record with the University of Arizona, so that we can see all your training records.

To affiliate your account with the University of Arizona:

  1. Log in to CITI.
  2. Scroll to the bottom on the first page and your will see a blue bar “Click here to affiliate with another institution”.
  3. Click this, then click the link in the gray bar.
  4. In the search bar, enter “University of Arizona” and click “Next”.
  5. Complete the required information (red asterisk) and click “Next”.
  6. Click the blue bar with "University of Arizona Courses".
  7. Click "Add a Course".
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and check “IACUC” and click “Next”.
  9. Select all the courses you want to transfer and click “Next”.
  10. Select additional courses or "No, thank you" and click “Next”.

You now have a University of Arizona affiliation and any transferable courses will show up under your record.