Offered Courses

MERF & CITI Training for Researchers

MERF & 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).

Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication 

 This workshop is focused on planning, writing, and submitting manuscripts for publication in biomedical journals. Students will be guided through the publication process, journal selection, and authorship guidelines and standards. The writing section of the workshop is centered on steps and tips for writing a compelling manuscript (title, abstract, introduction, methods/materials, results, and discussion). The manuscript submission process and review, copyright issues, research integrity, and public access policy compliance will also be discussed.


Office Location
Building 17B
3rd Floor, Suite C

Main (301) 295-8239

MERF & CITI Training 
Main (301) 295-8231

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0700 - 1630