Animal Use

For all AUPs, complete the course entitled “Animal Care and Use Course” by selecting “Researchers/Research Staff” under Question 3 (“Add a Course”). The course expires after three (3) years.

If the AUP involves fish as animal subjects, complete the course entitled “Working with Fish” in addition to the above course. The course expires after three (3) years.

Biohazardous Materials Use

For BUPs and Exempt Determinations, complete the course entitled “Initial Biosafety Training – Basic Course” by selecting “Basic Biosafety Training” under Question 4 (“Add a Course”). The course expires after three (3) years.

Human Subjects Research

For all HSRPs, complete the course entitled “Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher Course” by selecting “Social & Behavior Research Investigators” under Question 2 (“Add a Course”). The course expires after three (3) years.

NIH or NSF Funding

For any type of protocol (e.g., AUP, BUP, HSRP) where the source of funding is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), complete the course entitled “Responsible Conduct of Research” by selecting the appropriate Learner Group under Question 1. This course is a requirement of NIH and NSF and is taken in addition to the above applicable course(s), depending on the type of subjects involved. The course expires after three (3) years.


  1. CITI Login:
    1. If you are a first-time user, then create an account by clicking on “Register.”
  2. Click on “Add a Course” under “My Learner Tools for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.”
  3. Go to the applicable Question for the type of protocol (see above).
  4. Complete the course(s).
  5. Save the Completion Report by
    1. Click on “Main Menu.”
    2. Expand the arrow for “Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Courses” by clicking on it.
    3. Click on “View/Print” under the column entitled “Completion Report” for the course.
    4. Right click on the document and select “Save as.”
  6. Email the Completion Report with the protocol to Dr. Edward Orona, Research Compliance Coordinator: