Research Using Radionuclides

For isotope research, the Radiation Safety Office uses the online CITI training course.  Instructions to access and navigate CITI are available here (hyperlink “here” to https://www.citi.pitt.edu/).  Once in CITI, go to “view courses” for the University of Pittsburgh, select “Add a course.”  Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the “Radiation Safety” course.  You can now start the course at any time.  When completed, send your training certificate to radsafe@pitt.edu. The lecture covers:

  • Radiation Fundamentals
  • Properties of Ionizing Radiation
  • Biologial Effects of Radiation
  • Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Detection
  • Radioactive Materials Regulations
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Emergency Reponse

Attendance is required of all individuals, regardless of previous experience.