Training Requirements

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The University of Denver requires all individuals to complete mandatory training who are investigators conducting research using recombinant or synthetic DNA/RNA and other biohazardous agents. These training modules must be completed before IBC approval will be issued for a new project or before new personnel are added to a protocol.

Through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program (, training modules are available for DU faculty, staff and students who are investigators or key personnel working with recombinant or synthetic DNA/RNA and other biohazardous agents. For assistance with registering and completing CITI training, review the IBC CITI Training Guide.

DU recognizes valid CITI training for four (4) years from the completion date.

  • Mandatory CITI IBC Curriculum
    • Biosafety Complete Training Series
    • Laboratory Safety Training (MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY)
    • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY)*
      • This module is offered through CITI as of 6/1/17 and is named "I work with blood and other potential infectious materials."


    * This training is only required for investigators conducting research involving Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)

  • CITI Biosafety-Specific Courses

    This additional course will be required depending on the procedures involved in the research.

    • Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials