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Instructions for Using Citiprogram

For New Researchers:

  1. Go to the external-based website www.citiprogram.org
  2. Click on “Register” to create a new account.
  3. On Step 1, Select “University of California, Santa Barbara” from the drop down list of Participating Institutions and then continue onto Step 2.
  4. On Step 2, use your UCSB email address.
  5. On Step 3, your username should be a combination of your first and last name (for example, johnsmith or jsmith).
  6. On Step 4, enter “USA”.
  7. On Step 5, choose if you want to receive Continuing Education Units for completing these courses. This is usually marked “No”.
  8. On Step 6, fill in necessary info.
    · Under “Role in Human Subjects Research,” select the most closely related role. For animal users, ignore the “Human Subjects” part. For example, if you are an undergraduate working in a laboratory, select “Student Researcher-Undergraduate”.
    · Under “Which Course Do you Plan to Take,” select “Laboratory Animal Welfare”.
  9. Review the Training Checklist for Animal Researchers for your specific training requirements before continuing onto Step 7.
  10. On Step 7:
    · Question 1: Skip
    · Question 2: Select “No”
    · Question 3: Select “Working with the IACUC” and any other coursework that must be completed (Refer to Training Checklist)
    · Question 4: Select “Not at this time”
    · Question 5: Select “Not at this time”
  11. Click on “Complete Registration” and then “Finalize Registration” to complete the registration process.
    · If you do not see the appropriate courses you are registered for on the Main Menu page, click on “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” at the bottom of the page, then on the following page under Question 3 select the course(s) you need to complete.
  12. Training certification is valid for a three year period.

To Affiliate Your Curriculum with UCSB for Course Credits:

 

  1. Go to the external-based website www.citiprogram.org
  2. If you have previously completed course work through Citiprogram while at another University, you may be able to transfer your completed courses to UCSB.
  3. Log-on as a registered user.
  4. Once you are on the Main Menu page, click on the “Affiliate with another Institution” link.
  5. Select “University of California, Santa Barbara” from the drop down list of Participating Institutions.
  6. Once you have completed your affiliation with UCSB on the Citiprogram website, email the IACUC Coordinator at iacuc@lifesci.ucsb.edu with your name, PI, and the protocol numbers you will be working on.
  7. The IACUC Coordinator must verify that you have completed all the necessary training requirements prior to adding you to the PI’s protocol.

 

For Continuing Researchers Seeking Training Re-authorization Mandatory Every Three Years:

 

  1. Go to the external-based website www.citiprogram.org
  2. Login with your previous user name and password.
  3. Select the link “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” on the Main Menu page.
  4. Select the box at the bottom of the following page “Working with Animals in Biomedical Research-Refresher Course.”
  5. Complete the training module to become recertified to work with animals for another three year period.
  6. If you cannot remember your previous user name and password or have previously completed the refresher course, follow the instructions for creating an account under “For New Researchers” above and register for “Working with Animals in Biomedical Research-Refresher Course.”

 

1. Go to the external-based website www.citiprogram.org

2. Click on “Register” to create a new account.

3. On Step 1, Select “University of California, Santa Barbara” from the drop down list of Participating Institutions and then continue onto Step 2.

4. On Step 2, use your UCSB email address.

5. On Step 3, your username should be a combination of your first and last name (for example, johnsmith or jsmith).

6. On Step 4, enter “USA”.

7. On Step 5, choose if you want to receive Continuing Education Units for completing these courses. This is usually marked “No”.

8. On Step 6, fill in necessary info.

· Under “Role in Human Subjects Research,” select the most closely related role. For animal users, ignore the “Human Subjects” part. For example, if you are an undergraduate working in a laboratory, select “Student Researcher-Undergraduate”.

· Under “Which Course Do you Plan to Take,” select “Laboratory Animal Welfare”.

9. Review the Training Checklist for Animal Researchers for your specific training requirements before continuing onto Step 7.

10. On Step 7:

· Question 1: Skip

· Question 2: Select “No”

· Question 3: Select “Working with the IACUC” and any other coursework that must be completed (Refer to Training Checklist)

· Question 4: Select “Not at this time”

· Question 5: Select “Not at this time”

11. Click on “Complete Registration” and then “Finalize Registration” to complete the registration process.

· If you do not see the appropriate courses you are registered for on the Main Menu page, click on “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” at the bottom of the page, then on the following page under Question 3 select the course(s) you need to complete.

12. Training certification is valid for a three year period.

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