Last updated on March 24, 2016

Faculty Training

Human Subjects

All UCSF key personnel conducting human research must complete human subject's protection training through an online program called the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  Review the FAQs about CITI Training for registration instructions and training details.  

CITI also offers training on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). 

UCSF's Committee on Human Research (CHR) offers training for human research proposal application and management. 


Animal Subjects

UCSF's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides training in the care and use of animals for faculty and others involved in animal research. 


Conflict of Interest (COI)

UCSF researchers must comply with federal, state and University regulations and policies regarding financial conflicts of interest and are required to report their COI status via COI Smart (available via MyAccess).  See the COI Smart website for information on reporting procedures.

For access to COI Smart, please contact


MyNCBI is a tool for faculty to save their citations (including journal articles, books, meetings, patents and presentations) in My Bibliography in order to maintain compliance with NIH Public Access Policy.  

View the webinar to learn more about how to update your citations in MyNCBI. 

You can download the presentation here.

For additional information on the NIH Public Access Policy, UCSF faculty and staff with a MyAccess login may watch the UCSF Library's July 2014 presentation.

Slides to this presentation may be downloaded here.


Research Administration Training

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides onboarding and ongoing training for Research Management Services and Government and Business Contracts staff. 

Please contact the OSR Training Specialists:  Joyce Abe and Catherine Dunn