The Trusted Standard in Research, Ethics, Compliance, and Safety Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.

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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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Over 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions
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95% of Carnegie R1 Research Universities are 10+ year subscribers
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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals

Explore Our Course Catalog

Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings

Provides learners with key information on the management of controlled substances in clinical research settings.

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Becoming an Effective Leader

Helps develop leadership skills to meet today’s changing, diverse, and dynamic environments.

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Biotility: Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

Strategies for implementing compliance with GDP, as well as standards and procedures for accurately completing Records required for current cGMP.

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Biotility: Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)

Describes regulatory requirements for a CAPA system in the biotech industry.

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Working with the FDA: Medical Devices and Regulatory Touchpoints

This webinar discusses practical and strategic approaches to interacting with FDA during medical device development.

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A 21st Century Approach to ADA Compliance: Equity and Access

Provides learners with practical tips to make ADA, Section 504, and accommodations in the 21st century more accessible and equi...

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Preparing for Success in Scholarly Publishing

Foundational course that orients and prepares learners to engage with the scholarly publication process in an informed way.

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Understanding 483s and Surviving Them

Discusses steps that investigators and clinical sites can take to understand and respond to an FDA Form 483.

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Managing Your Grants as Systems: A Guide for Grant Management Success

Covers a systems approach to grant management and provides strategies for managing your team and your grant.

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Preparing to Publish in Traditional and Hybrid Journals

Covers key concepts in scholarly publishing and provides an overview of the publication process for both traditional and hybrid...

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Data Management and Security for Student Researchers: An Overview

Covers the best practices of data management and security for graduate student researchers.

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Protocol Development and Execution: Beyond a Concept

An in-depth review of the development and execution of protocols.

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Race in Clinical Research: Ethics and IRB Decision Making

Explores the concept of race in clinical research and important ethical and regulatory questions.

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Research Equity and the Part We Play

Discusses ways to improve diversity and equity among clinical trial participants.

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U.S. DoD Regulations & Requirements for Human Subject Research

Reviews DoD requirements and limitations for research.

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CRISPR Genome Editing: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Describes CRISPR genome editing, including its applications and ethical questions.

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Privacy and Ethics for Connected and Automated Vehicles

An overview of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the associated privacy and ethical challenges.

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Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

Explore key ethical, export, security, intellectual property, and transparency requirements related to international engagement.

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Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings

Provides learners with a foundational understanding of infection prevention techniques.

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Laser Safety

Meets the requirements of a general laser safety training program for research and medical institutions.

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General Laboratory Safety for Non-Laboratory Personnel

Hazard awareness, communication, and safe practices for non-lab personnel working in and around laboratory facilities.

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FDA Inspections of GMP Facilities: How to Be Inspection Ready

Discusses the FDA’s approach to inspecting GMP facilities and the ways that facilities can prepare for inspections.

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Explores recent FDA enforcement of FDAAA 801 and noncompliance pitfalls to avoid.

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FCPA and University Research: What Faculty and Administrators Need to Know

Reviews FCPA as it relates to university research.

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CRA Soft Skills, Time Management, and Effective Site Relationships

Discusses the importance of CRA soft skills in building productive relationships with sites and sponsors.

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Improving the Clinical Trial Participant’s Experience

Discusses ways that sponsors, sites, and clinical research organizations can transform the clinical trial experience.

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Cost Allowability on Federally Sponsored Awards

A review of allowability of expenditures on federally supported projects.

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IRB Review of Observational Research

Explores different types of observational research and provides best practices for IRB review.

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Partnering with Technology Companies

Provides an overall approach to and best practices for partnering with technology companies to design and conduct research.

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How to Effectively Manage a Research Administration Team

Provides research administrators with strategies to build, improve, and retain employees.

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CTrials by BRANY

CTrials helps grow sponsored research programs by taking on the many administrative challenges inherent in managing clinical trials.

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Protocol Builder

Protocol Builder is an online protocol writing and collaboration platform that also speed up your pre-review turnaround times.

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The Network of Networks (N2)

N2 is a not-for-profit alliance of Canadian research networks and organizations working to enhance national clinical research capability and capacity.

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BIC Study Foundation

BIC Study Foundation is a resource for those who want to take CITI Program courses in Korean. They are a certified training provider by the Korean FDA/MAFRA for HRPP and ACU Programs.

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Join Over 2,500 Subscribing Organizations

Highlighted below are just a few select subscribers & collaborators.

Meet A Few Of Our Expert Authors and Presenters

Our courses are built by over 150 highly qualified experts and rigorously peer reviewed to incorporate various perspectives and ensure accuracy, completeness, and overall quality.

Content Contributor William Hinchcliffe

William Hinchcliffe, MS

Bridgeport Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital

Bill Hinchcliffe serves as Radiation Safety Officer and Assistant Radiation Safety Officer for Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), respectively. He has both his BS and MS in Health Physics from Purdue University and Idaho State University. Bill has been serving in his role at YNHH since 2010.

Content Contributor Amy Goodburn

Amy Goodburn, PhD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amy Goodburn is Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Goodburn co-chaired UNL’s “Forward to Fall Committee” which oversaw health and safety planning in the context of Covid-19 to support successful in-person instruction in fall 2020.

Content Contributor Wendy Epley

Wendy Epley, MSc (RTC), ECoP (EAR & ITAR)

Epley Consulting LLC

Wendy Epley is certified as an Export Compliance Professional (ECoP®) in both the EAR and ITAR and holds a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Trade Compliance. She has established trade compliance programs at two top tier universities and is well known among her peers.

Content Contributor Jahanara Ali

Jahanara Ali, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jahan Ali is the Director of the Bioventure eLab at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she runs a number of programs and initiatives to help launch and grow startups. She has extensive background in commercializing and as an investor for early stage technologies.

In Our Learners' Words

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Myrene M.

Associate Faculty

The course materials are brief and clear. Such brevity and clarity are perfect for those who are busy with other duties at work and provide for a more friendly and less overwhelming task. I love the quizzes because I can learn from my mistakes. After submitting the quiz, the correct and wrong answers are explained. This reinforces learning.

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Julie S.

Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Research Fellow

These courses were easy to access and succinct, which made a review of the Belmont Report key tenets, as well as the review of differences between practice and research, a focused and time efficient endeavor.

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Folasade A.


I like the opportunity to be able to read/review CITI study notes at any time.

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Motunrayo O.


Very educative course. It was insightful and informative. I learned and relearned a lot.

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Courses Approved by a Top Academic CME Provider

CITI Program courses are approved for CME credits through the Albert Einstein Montefiore Continuing Professional Development Center (CPDC).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center (Einstein) is accredited by the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education to provide continuing education activities for healthcare professionals. Einstein is accredited to offer continuing education credit for the following professions: medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, social work, nutritional science, and athletic training.

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Recent News & Articles

New Course – Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings
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New Course – Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings

This in-depth course provides learners with an overview of the U.S. federal and select state laws and regulations that govern the use of controlled substances in clinical research, including the requirements for their acquisition, usage, storage, final disposition, and recordkeeping.

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What CITI Program is Reading – June 28, 2022

What CITI Program is Reading – June 28, 2022

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare,...

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Free Live Webinar – Addressing and Understanding Mental Health Challenges for Faculty and Staff
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Free Live Webinar – Addressing and Understanding Mental Health Challenges for Faculty and Staff

Understanding mental health concerns in academia, the role faculty play in it, and how institutions can integrate support into the foundation of COVID-19 recovery efforts can be integral to ensuring faculty and staff feel supported.

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