Office of Research Integrity:

 As a URI faculty, student or staff member involved in the conduct of research, you may be required or requested to take compliance training for a variety of reasons (e.g., federal requirements) and on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Human and animal subject protection (e.g., human subjects protections, animal care and use)
  • Responsible conduct of research (e.g., authorship, mentoring, conflicts of interest, data collection & dissemination, etc.)
  • Financial conflict of interest (FCOI)
  • Biological safety (e.g., working with blood-borne pathogens, biohazards, etc.)
  • Export control compliance
  • Dangerous Goods and Shipping

For information about each compliance area’s specific training requirements, visit the area’s training pages. 

URI utilizes Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for online regulatory compliance training. Courses are offered in human subjects protection, animal care and use, financial conflict of interest, export controls, responsible conduct of research, and biosafety.

To access the courses, first create a free account with CITI, affiliate with the University of Rhode Island as part of the account set-up, then select the course(s) you wish to complete. For more information on how to navigate the CITI website, please refer to the URI CITI Guidance