CITI Programs

Click to Login to with your NetIDAffiliates without a MSU NetID, please Register for a personal CITI account.

MSU's license with CITI Programs provides access to RCR, export controls, clinical research, data security, and animal care training. 

IF your primary and preferred EMAIL ADDRESS in CITI follows the structure, your completed course records are imported into the Ability LMS system the following week. Change email(image)

How to Enroll in CITI RCR Courses

  1. Login with your MSU NetID. The FIRST TIME you may get a warning that you are creating a new account. If asked, we recommend approving the merge of any previous accounts.
  2. Ensure you have MSU as your institution (image) and use the Learner tools to Add a Course (image).

Graduate Students, Undergrads and others funded by NSF or USDA - Under Responsible Conduct of Research question, respond Yes, and then select the "MSU Graduate School RCR Program." (image of results) Respond "No" to all other questions.

Clinical Researchers - Select "GCP for Clinical Trials" the first time. You may answer "No or Not at all" to questions. If you have already completed the initial set of CITI modules and are scheduled for refresher GCP training, select a new option.

Course vs CITI Module - CITI Programs uses the term Course for group of modules in a subject. Each of the RCR CITI modules is a single course in the MSU Ability compliance training system. See the list of modules that will be MSU courses (image).


CITI Transcript Import into MSU system

Use Email

Using the login button on this site automatically ensures your group completions are imported weekly into MSU's system. Otherwise, you must update a previously set-up CITI account with your email as your preferred primary email. Other variants (e.g., will not work.


Modules that you complete in CITI will be imported into Ability LMS ( on Thursday afternoon.

Note that your module completions are not released for import into MSU's training system until you have completed all required modules in that group.