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  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 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.