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Biosafety Program:
Training and Certification

Part 1: CITI Online Training -

CITI Login LInk

   (See below for account creation guidance)

This must be completed prior to interacting with any BL2 or rDNA material in association with Miami for anyon acting without the direct supervision (see below) and presence of someone approved to supervise such activity.*

Part 2: Documented Experience -

The PI or staff member ressponsible for safety and containment for the project must provide evidence of experience conducting research with BSL-2 materials (or rDNA). The evidence is typically provided to the IBC through the application process.

Part 3: Faculty Approval -

Either as the PI or Faculty Advisor on protocols, a faculty member through the application, review, and approval process is responsible for assuring the appropriate training in the assigned tasks of persons named on the application. This component of the training is the most important aspect of the training associated with the Miami Animal Care Program.
* “Supervisors” must be listed on an approved protocol. "Direct supervision" means a person trained in the activities is present and able to overseeactivities. For classes, a faculty member or teaching assistant can provide the expertise necessary to assure the proper handling and care by the students. For research, short-term temporary assistants can be supervised by persons listed on the protocol approved for the activity. The PI on the protocol must be aware and approve of the use of persons who have not completed formal training.


CITI Account Creation:
If you have a CITI account for human subjects research or animal care, you can add biosafety from the Main Menu after logging in (info).

The process for creating an account (7 steps) and logging in is described below and on the CITI site. Information below is provided for each screen you will see. Of particular note:

1. If you have a Miami UniqueID (the first part of a Miami Email address), please use that when you register. If not, please use LastnameFirstname (no spaces) so that you and we will be able to locate your records in our database. Please do not use the same password you use for Miami.

2. The "Introduction to Biosafety" and Basic Biosafety Training" modules are required. Other modules are optional, but you should need to complete at least one. The other modules are:

      • Biosafety Officer Training
      • Animal Biosafety
      • Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials
      • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
      • Select Agents, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
      • Emergency and Incident Response to Biohazard Spills and Releases
      • NIH Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Guidelines
      • OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Training
      • Human Gene Transfer Trials
      • Nanotechnology
      • Institutional Biosafety Committee Member
      • Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Click for information on how
to access CITI transcripts


The opening page of CITI. Click Register to create an account or login if you already have an account.

Step 1:

Affiliate with Miami (begin typing Miami and select correctly).

Note: At any time, you may affiliate with other CITI collaborating institutions for your research collaborations or future associations by editing your account/profile. Administrators at any institution you affiliate with will be able to see your transcript.

Step 2:

Enter Name and email address: if you have an MU email address, please use that. If not, please use the convention

LastnameFirstname (nospaces)


Step 3:

Create a CITI user ID: use your Miami UniqueID, if you do not have one, please use LastNameFirstname (nospaces)

Only you will have access to your password: If the Compliance Office created your account, please change your PW

Although “required” by CITI, you can select “prefer” not to answer

Continuing Education Credit is not part of Miami’s Program.

If it is part of your professional society requirements, please note that you will need to forward the completion information to your society yourself.

Complete at your discretion: this information helps the compliance office track what compnents of the Miami community we serve.

Question 1: Human Subjects

Choose the curriculum you need to complete.


The questions are presented by CITI as if choices need to be made for each area (Social Behavioral, Animal, Biosafety). However you only need to choose within the program that is required for you (Humans subjects, Animal Care, Biosafety).

Question 1 is for research involving humans as subjects.

Below that, select Question 3 for animal based reasearch.

Question 3: Animal Care

Question 4: Biosafety

Click to finish the registration process and begin completing modules.

To find your Transcript/Completion Report, after logging in to your account: Click on "My Reports" and the "Completion Report."

Use the procedures associated with your browser to print/save.


CITI Login LInk


After logging in, your page will include tabs for affiliating with Miami and adding Animal and Human Subjects courses. Login and find the tabs for affiliation and adding courses,


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