What is it?

UGA CITI Login Portal provides an easy way to login to the CITI web site using your UGA MyID and Password without needing to maintain (and remember) a separate login and password. Furthermore, using the CITI Login Portal links all of your CITI training records to you and UGA.  This allows your CITI training records to be used by OVPR’s compliance management applications, such as Click IRB.  While the use of the portal will allow the integration of your human subjects training records with Click IRB, it also enhances access, documentation, and review of the other CITI training modules used for Responsible Conduct of Research, Financial Conflict of Interest, or others we may use in the future.

When should I use the UGA CITI Login portal?

UGA faculty/staff/students should use the portal whenever they wish to access CITI’s website, including:

  • Creating a new CITI account by a new user
  • Affiliating an existing CITI account with the University of Georgia
  • Accessing CITI training services
  • Examining CITI training records
The Office of Research Information Systems supports the UGA CITI Login portal.  If you have any questions or issues, please submit a request to the OVPR help desk: ovprhelp@uga.edu.
“How to” documentation is available: Download PDF.
Who can use the UGA CITI Login portal?
Anyone with a valid UGA MyID and password, including active faculty, staff and students who are required to take special training offered on the CITI website, should use the UGA CITI Login Portal.
I have been using the citiprogram.org to take my CITI training. Must I use the UGA CITI Login portal?
Yes.  The UGA CITI Login portal will connect you to the citiprogram.org website after authentication and processing some important credentials for you, as described below.
What happens when I try to use the UGA CITI Login Portal?
When you login to the UGA CITI Portal using your UGA MyID and password, the CITI portal will try to validate that your UGAID has been associated with your CITI training records.

If you have a CITI account and your UGAID has been associated with your CITI account, you will be taken immediately to the CITI Main Menu to proceed.

If your UGAID cannot be found in CITI, you will be taken to a new page, where you can create a new account or enter your CITI username and password, creating the link between CITI account and your UGAID. Then it will take you to the CITI Main Menu.

Must I use the UGA CITI Portal?
You should use the UGA CITI Login Portal to login to CITI for any reason, including opening a CITI account, continuing your CITI training or examining your CITI training records. This will assure that your CITI account is correctly associated with your UGAID and affiliated with UGA. You will not need to remember your CITI login and password, as you use only your UGA MyID and password on the UGA CITI Login portal.

You MUST use the UGA CITI Login Portal at least one time before you can participate in any UGA compliance task (protocol submission, renewal, amendment, grant submission) or the next time you wish to take a CITI course.  That is simply to be certain that your CITI account is associated with your UGAID.

You MUST use the CITI Login Portal to open a new CITI Account, simply to assure that your UGAID is associated with your CITI account and your CITI account is affiliated with UGA.

Am I able to register at CITI as a UGA affiliate without using the UGA CITI Portal?

Yes, but your CITI training records will not be associated with your UGAID and thus will not be usable by UGA’s compliance applications.

If you have registered as a UGA affiliate without using the UGA CITI Portal, simply use the UGA CITI Portal for your next login to CITI.  You will be authenticated as a UGA person (faculty, staff, student), then asked for your CITI username and password.  Your CITI account will then be updated with your UGAID, and all will be in order.

I have a CITI account with training records, but I am not affiliated with UGA on my CITI account. What should I do?
If you have a valid UGA MyID and password AND a valid UGAID, you must use the UGA CITI Login Portal.  Following the instructions, your UGAID will be associated to your CITI account, your CITI account will be affiliated with UGA and UGA’s compliance applications will be able to use your CITI training records.

If I leave UGA, will I still be able to login to CITI?
Your UGA MyID will eventually become “inactive”, so your login through the UGA CITI Login portal will eventually be denied.  You will be able to login using the CITI home page directly, not using the UGA CITI Portal.  The CITI website provides a way for you to retrieve your CITI login and password, if you did not know or have forgotten them. Then you will be able to login directly on citiprogram.org and change your institutional affiliation.
If I change my “CITI Account Information” on CITI (name, preferred email address and/or secondary email address), will my training records still be available to UGA’s compliance systems.
Because CITI and UGA use your UGAID to identify you, your records will be available to the UGA compliance systems, regardless of the name you have on CITI.  However, there may be some confusion when those records are reviewed by a human if there are mismatches in name and/or email address.  It is strongly recommended that you do NOT change your name or Preferred Email address on CITI (except to make them match your UGA name and email address.

You MAY enter a Secondary Email address, without causing confusion.

If I change my “login information” (username, password) on CITI, will my training records still be available to UGA’s compliance systems?
Changing your CITI login will have no effect on your ability to use the UGA CITI Login Portal, as you use your UGA MyID and password to access CITI.
I inadvertently used the UGA CITI Login portal to create a new CITI account for myself. Then I realized I already had a CITI account. What should I do?
  1. Using the UGA CITI Login Portal, login to using your UGA MyID and password.
  2. You will be on CITI’s main menu using the second account you created.
  3. Click on “Remove my affiliation from University of Georgia,” at the bottom of the page.  Logoff of CITI.
  4. Now login using the UGA CITI Login Portal again.
  5. This time, because you removed your UGA affiliation, the second account you created will not be found.
  6. Following the instructions on this page, and selecting the second radio button, you will be able to enter the CITI login and password of the CITI account that you wish to use, causing your UGAID to be associated to that account and your UGA affiliation to be established.