Research Ethics

Nazarbayev University is proud to be committed to the ethical use of humans and animals in both basic and applied research. As such NU has created training, policies and guidelines pertaining to the oversight of research utilizing humans or animals that adhere to Kazakhstan law and internationally accepted standards.
If you are NU faculty members or staff you can access policies and procedures, forms, and guides from the respective pages. Contacts for the respective subcommittees can also be found there.

CITI Training

NU requires its ethics committee members, principle investigators, and all participating staff to complete the relevant Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI) web-based training program.
Access the CITI training and click on “New Users Register Here”; this will take you to the Course Registration page.
Select “Nazarbayev University” from the dropdown list of Participating Institutions.
Enter your name and NU issued email address for CITI training.
For best results, use your NU email address as the “Preferred Email”.

Once you have provided the registration information, you’ll be led through a series of screening questions to determine which training modules are appropriate for your specific research program.

NOTE: If you have recently completed CITI training at a different institution, you can add NU as a participating institution to transfer your training credit. Follow the instructions on the CITI site for adding an additional institution and changing your Username and Preferred Email. If you have completed ethics training that you think may substitute for completing the CITI program please provide a record of your training to the Central Research Office for consideration.