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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program


About the CITI Program

PolyU has subscribed to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.
The CITI Program is a leading online platform offering comprehensive training in research ethics and compliance. We believe this online learning platform will benefit our PolyU community, especially our research staff and students. With this subscription, we are providing all students and staff with access to the following courses:

  • Animal Care and Use
  • Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Export Compliance
  • False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations
  • GDPR for Research and Higher Ed
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Human Subjects Research: Biomedical and Social/Behavioral (plus Revised Common Rule)
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

You may register a new CITI Program account with your PolyU email to access the above courses, by following the steps as below:

  1. Visit the CITI Program website at
  2. Click on the "Register" button, input “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University” as your organization affiliation.
  3. Fill in your personal information and use your PolyU Email Address for the account registration
  4. After registration, you will have access to the mentioned courses.

(Step-by-step instruction with screenshots is available here)

You will receive a completion certificate for each course you successfully finish, enhancing your professional profile and demonstrating your dedication to highest standards in research and compliance.


We encourage all staff and students, regardless of their level of involvement in research, to take advantage of this valuable resource. If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding the CITI Program / account registration, please contact

Guidelines of Account Registration for CITI Program

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