Good Clinical Practice, Human Subjects Protection, Good Laboratory Practice, as well as other types of training can be accessed at the CITI website.

To access the CITI Program Online course, please choose one of two options:

If you are currently affiliated with UNC, please select this option and login with your Onyen.


If you are listed as research personnel, but do not have an active UNC Onyen:

  • Create a username and password to log-on to CITI using the “Guest or CITI Login” option.
  • Select University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as your Participating Institution.
  • Note: It is important that the email address that you entered into the CITI website match the email address entered into the IRB application.

Once you’ve logged in; click on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Courses:

Screenshot of CITI program web page with red arrow pointing toward 'University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Courses.'

And then click on “Add a Course.”

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The instructions below are specific to Good Clinical Practice training; however, the instructions will also generally apply to other courses offered to UNC faculty/staff – just click on the course that is relevant to you.

You will be directed to the next page. Once there, scroll down until you see the radio button/link for the type of training you are interested in taking.

Screenshot with 'I would like to review the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) modules' highlighted.

Click Next at the bottom on the page and then scroll down until you see “GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational…….” that is the one that is required. The other 2 are elective and supplemental and are not required, but can be done if you choose, especially if your research is with devices. Click Next.

Screenshot with 'GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs, Biologics and Devices Course' highlighted. Red arrows point to the course title and to the 'Next' button.

Once you’ve clicked on the “GCP for Clinical Trials……..” you will see a screen that says “Your request has been successfully submitted.”  Underneath that you will see the GCP course. Click on the course and you will be taken to a screen that asks if you want to take the Pre-assessment course. You can click no, if you do not want to take it.

You will then see a screen that has a link “Complete the Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course.” Click on that link and then when the new screen pops up, you MUST click on “I agree to the above and the other Terms of Service for accessing CITI Program materials.” Click “Submit.”

A new screen pops up and you will be able to click on the Required Modules. There are quizzes at the end of each module which must be completed with an 80% pass score. Click on each module until all 17 modules have been completed.


If you have completed GCP training at a different institution, you may affiliate the courses taken at that institution with UNC. To affiliate your previous institution’s training with UNC, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Main Menu on your profile click on the link “Click here to affiliate with another institution.”
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  2. Type and choose the correct institution from the search box.
  3. Answer the member information questions required by your newly affiliated institution.
  4. Enroll in the course(s) required by your newly affiliated institution.

If you would like to receive credit for modules previously taken, there are several requirements that must be met.

  1. To transfer course credit between institutions, you will need to be affiliated with both institutions (your previous institution and your new institution). Follow the “Click here to affiliate with another institution” link on your Main Menu to add an affiliation.
  2. When you are affiliated with both institutions, enroll in the courses that need to be transferred under both institutions, via the “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” link under the appropriate institution if necessary. You will need to enroll in the same stage of the course (Basic / Refresher) for a proper transfer to occur.
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  3. Once you are enrolled in the courses, any modules that are shared between the courses between institutions will have their credit transferred automatically. The transfer is based on each module’s unique ID number. If the courses do not match exactly, not all credit will transfer and you may need complete the difference in modules at your new institution to get full credit for a Completion Report.

Each institution determines the time frame in which modules are transferable. This time frame can span any time between 1 and 10 years. Some institutions opt out of this option and do not allow modules to transfer.