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Biosafety Training

The NDSU IBC requires all personnel using Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, Infectious Agents, or Human Blood, Bodily Fluids, or Tissues for research, teaching or testing to complete Biosafety/Biosecurity Training.  Documentation of training is verified when a protocol or annual update form is submitted for review.

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Initial Training

The training requirement is satisfied by completing applicable online modules in the Biosafety/Biosecurity section of the CITI Program (see instructions below):

  • Basic Biosafety Training course >>>  Required for all projects.
  • NIH recombinant DNA Guidelines course >>>  Also required when the project will involve recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids.
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens course >>>  Also required when the project will involve human blood, bodily fluids, tissues, cells or cell lines.
  • The Biosafety/Biosecurity section also contains several optional courses that are not required for IBC approval.

Refresher Training

The NDSU IBC requires all IBC researchers to maintain current knowledge of Biosafety/Biosecurity practices.  Every three years, personnel are required to complete a refresher course. The CITI Program will automatically send you reminders when your training is due.

If you have questions about your last training date, you may log into the CITI program or contact the IBC office at ndsu.ibc@ndsu.edu.

Logging in to CITI with your NDSU credentials

CITI training is now a single sign on application so NDSU employees will be able to use their NDSU electronic IDs and passwords when logging into the following link: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and choose 'North Dakota State University.'

Affiliating with North Dakota State University in the CITI Program

CITI training is now a single sign on application so NDSU faculty, staff and students will be able to use their NDSU electronic IDs and passwords when logging into the following link: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and choose ‘North Dakota State University.’

Affiliating with North Dakota State University in the CITI program:

  • Check that you are affiliated with North Dakota State University in CITI as a primary or secondary institution. If you are not, fill out the “click here to affiliate with another institution” section within CITI.
  • Ensure that your institutional email has a NDSU email domain in the CITI Program Profile (use your NDSU email address): username@ndsu.edu. If not, change the email by going to My Profiles in CITI.
  • If you have not yet used your NDSU email to create a CITI account, CITI will create an account with key pieces of profile information the first time you log in through the single sign on.
    • If this is the first time you have logged into CITI, fill out additional profile fields after your new account is created.
    • If you have an NDSU email account and have previously created a CITI account with a non-NDSU email account, you can request that CITI merge the accounts by sending an email to citisupport@med.miami.edu with the following information:

     - Your first and last name.
     - The name of your institution.
     - The username or Member ID for the account to keep.
     - The username or Member ID for the account to merge.

Online Training Support for new and returning learners:

How to enroll in a course for the first time
How to view all the modules you have completed
How to access CITI technical support


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