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Offered Courses

MERF and CITI Training for Researchers

MERF and CITI Training will cover policy guidance promulgated by the Research Regulatory Oversight Office within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD[P&R]). The goal is to give researchers basic knowledge of MERF & CITI. MERF & CITI Training will also be provided to groups by request (see calendar for schedule). The course will cover:

  • OUSD(P&R) Assurance for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Minimum Education Requirements Framework (MERF) for DoD Personnel Involved In Human Subjects Research.
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) role-based training instructions for researchers who conduct, review, or approve research involving human subjects in compliance with the MERF standards set forth by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Note: When you register with CITI, please affiliate with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).

Contact Us


Monday thru Friday
0700 - 1630


Main:(301) 295-8239MERF & CITI Training:(301) 295-8231


Building 17B
3rd Floor, Suite C
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