PSIT: Professional and Scholarly Integrity Training


  • Read below and follow instructions if you are required to complete specific CITI training modules.
  • If you do not complete Graduate School's “Registration Form” first (STEP 1), your CITI results will NOT be reported to your department.
  • You should complete PSIT as soon as possible, preferably within the first year of your graduate education at WSU.
  • CITI training is provided in a modular form. Modules reflect different disciplinary needs even though the module titles may be the same. Complete the modules that are required by your program.

I: PSIT Requirements

Completion of a training program in professional and scholarly integrity is a new graduation requirement for all doctoral students admitted into their program in fall 2012 or later and for all masters students admitted to their program in fall 2013 or later. The training, at a minimum, must cover these four topical areas:

  1. Research misconduct;
  2. Publication practices and responsible authorship;
  3. Conflict of interest and commitment; and
  4. Ethical issues in data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership.

Programs may add additional areas of needed training. Contact the program graduate coordinator or department chair for the training content detail and how the training can be received. The Graduate School expects that students will complete this training requirement by the end of their first year of graduate study at Wichita State University.

II: PSIT Procedure

STEP 1: Register on the Graduate School web page.

NOTE: This step needs to be completed only once.

STEP 2: Register as a CITI user.

NOTE: This step needs to be completed only once.

  • Click on
  • Register as a new user:
    • Choose Wichita State University as your institution from the drop-down menu
    • Enter your name, address and use your WSU email address for the email address field
    • For Username – enter your WSUID
    • Enter all other required information
    • For step six: Please note that the institutional email is your WSU email. The category of highest degree is the degree you are currently seeking. Most students will *not* need to enter an employee ID number and for the role in research, most will select “student researcher – grad level.”

STEP 3: Log-in to complete required CITI modules.

CITI modules can be taken as many times as necessary till you pass that module – WSU considers 80% as the minimum score to pass a CITI module.

  • Click on
  • Log-in using your CITI Username and password
  • Click on View Instruction Page for additional information
  • Click on Add a course or Update your learner group link to choose the discipline required by your academic program. Answer 5 questions so that appropriate learning modules can be populated:
    • Question 1: Most of the students will not check any box for the first question about Laboratory Animal Welfare
    • Question 3: Most of IME students may select either “Students conducting no more than minimal risk research” or “Research with data or laboratory specimens- ONLY: No direct contact with human subjects.”
    • Question 4: Select “Not at this time”
    • Question 5: Select “Not at this time”
    • Submit the selections
  • Complete the following modules: Research Misconduct (RCR-Engineering), Authorship (RCR-Engineering), Conflict of Interest (RCR-Engineering), Data Management (RCR-Engineering). You can repeat a module multiple times until you get a passing grade. You must obtain 80% or better in each module.
  • After you are done, please print/save as the course page as a PDF which shows information on the modules that you have taken (Date completed and Quiz score). Your name and ID appears at the very top of the page.
  • Submit this certificate together with your Plan Of Study (POS).
  • Go to CITI homepage if you have to start all over or need help.