Education and Training

Required CITI Conflicts of Interest Training

All investigators and key personnel who participate in the design, conduct, or reporting of research and who are currently participating in, or submitting proposals to participate in, research funded by a) federal, state and/or local government agencies, b) commercial sponsors, and c) other organizations funding research at or on behalf of Baylor Univeristy must be appropriately trained in the Conflicts of Interest in Research.

Baylor University uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based courses to satisfy the requirement for training in conflicts of interest. Initial and continuing education (every 4 years) are required. All key personnel must have current CITI training before any submission is accepted and reviewed. Failure to complete CITI training or allowing CITI training to expire will result in a delay in the submission.

Eleven core training modules are required. Additional training modules are available to address more specific aspects of conflicts of interest that are not applicable to all projects.

To access CITI training choose one of the following options:

  1. I have never used CITI training.
  2. I have used CITI before at Baylor University.
    • You can access your previous CITI Coursework or continue coursework already in progress by logging into the CITI Training site directly at
    • If you need to obtain your CITI login credentials, use this form to have them emailed to you. Retrieve your CITI Login
  3. I have used CITI before at another Institution.

If you are collaborating with individuals not affiliated with Baylor

  • External individuals must follow their own institutional policies regarding conflicts of interest and training.
  • Individuals external to Baylor University do not fall under the policy and are not required to complete the training.

For CITI training assistance, please contact:

Office of Research Compliance
Pat Neff Hall, 3rd Floor