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 24 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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Medical Residents and Fellows: Basic Principles of Research
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Foundational overview of clinical research meant to prepare medical residents and fellows to conduct their own research and work on research teams.

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Research Security Training
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Provides information on risks and threats to the global research ecosystem — and the knowledge and tools necessary to protect against these risks.

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Data Monitoring Committees: A Guide for New Leaders and Members
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A role-based course that provides practical know-how to effectively lead or participate on data monitoring committees.

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Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws
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This course provides an introduction to federal fraud and abuse laws.

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RCR and Grant Stewardship
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Learn how grant stewardship obligations are a part of responsible conduct of research.

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Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (Other Federal Sponsors)
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Provides foundational training on conflict of interest and commitment requirements set forth by various federal agencies.

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Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Practices and Procedures
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The synergistic relationship between best practices, regulations, and professional experience forms the foundation for working in a BSL-3 facility.

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IRB Protocol Review
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Learn how to review nonexempt human subjects research protocols for regulatory compliance with the Common Rule.

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Controlled Substances in Higher Ed Research Settings
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This course covers controlled substance use in analytical and animal research, offering an overview of relevant federal regulations for research personnel.

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Study Start-Up: Challenges and Strategies
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Describes ways to overcome difficulties in study start-ups.

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I’ve Been Funded, Now What?
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After the rigor of completing funding applications, this webinar discusses various tactics for success post-award.

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Space Exploration: The Future of Human Subject Research Ethics
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Explores ethical and regulatory considerations for human subjects research in outer space.

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FCPA for Healthcare Professionals
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Learn about the FCPA and its impact to healthcare operations.

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Essentials of Responsible AI
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Covers the principles, governance approaches, practices, and tools for responsible artificial intelligence (AI) development and use.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Impact on Academic and Research Integrity
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AI is always evolving and this webinar will go over the (current) basics of artificial intelligence in relation to academic and research integrity.

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Why AI Companies Should Care About Ethics
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Explores the importance of ethics for AI companies and its impact on public trust and profitability.

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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)
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This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skill base necessary for being a successful healthcare ethics committee member.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic
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This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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Essentials of Pharmacovigilance
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Foundational course covering the core components of pharmacovigilance and materiovigilance.

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Biotility: Root Cause Analysis
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This course teaches a systematic approach to investigating quality issues, creating effective corrective action plans rooted in...

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IRB Administration Advanced
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This advanced, role-based course provides second-level training tackling topics of importance for experienced IRB administrators and HRPP directors.

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COI in Healthcare
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This course provides foundational training on conflicts of interest for healthcare professionals.

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ADA, Accessibility, and Accommodations in Higher Education
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This course provides necessary insight to understand, distinguish, and perform the spirit of the law as described in ADA of 1990 and 2003 and other relevant laws for compliance purposes.

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CRAs and Interim Monitoring Visits
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Discusses the process and content of a CRA’s interim monitoring visit.

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Biotility: The Foundations of Lean Manufacturing
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This course covers lean manufacturing as a production process based on an ideology of maximizing productivity while simultaneously minimizing waste within a manufacturing operation.

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Introduction to Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research and Trials Participation
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Learn strategies for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in clinical research participation.

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CRA Relationships with CRCs
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Details ways to produce productive partnerships between clinical research associates and clinical research coordinators.

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Burnout and Wellbeing in U.S. Higher Education
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This webinar looks at sources of burnout in higher education, national datasets, and recommendations for increasing employee wellbeing.

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Process Improvement and Research Administration
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Describes how to apply the Lean Six Sigma principles to research administration process improvements.

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The Dilemma Game App: How to Facilitate a Discussion on Research Integrity
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Explains how to facilitate an open discussion on research integrity using the Dilemma Game App.

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

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Informed Consent Builder
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Informed Consent Builder is a cloud-based platform that streamlines the process of managing and generating informed consent forms.

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Protocol Builder
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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)
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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
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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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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 Alan Rudolph

Alan Rudolph, PhD

Colorado State University

Dr. Alan S. Rudolph, serves as the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. Dr. Rudolph is a former member of the Senior Executive Service, having served as the Director for Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate, Research and Development Enterprise, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Content Contributor Melissa Byrn

Melissa Byrn, MS, MBE

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago

Melissa is a strategic leader with over 15 years of experience supporting the development, testing, and commercialization of medical technology. She brings deep expertise in the areas of clinical trials, business strategy, research commercialization, and hospital operations. Melissa is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Chicago.

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Hollie Daniels, PhD

Florida State University

Hollie earned her PhD in Education Policy and Evaluation from Florida State University. Her previous research examined the postsecondary performance of students who earned accelerated credits during high school. Hollie currently serves as a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Center for Postsecondary Success where she studies developmental education reform.

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Erin Heath, MSc

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Erin Heath is the Director of Federal Relations at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In Our Learners' Words

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Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor

Very user-friendly

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Johanna S.

Manager, Research Operations

The knowledge checks while reviewing information assisted with retention and provided clarifications with examples of real-world application.

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Jon F.

Former Bioethics Teacher & Current Ethics Committee Member

I liked the high level and detail of the course material. I found it to be challenging, but when I finished the course, I felt a real sense of accomplishment.

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Monica L.

Clinical Research Assistant

Courses are great and very informative.

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Courses Approved by Top Continuing Education Accreditors

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.

CITI Program is also accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

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