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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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Over 12 Million Learners with 22+ Million Course Completions
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals
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Explore Our Featured Courses

Clinical Trial Staff Diversity and Cultural Humility

Discusses how clinical trial staff diversity and cultural humility can yield diverse subject recruitment and improved study outcomes.

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Understanding ISO 14155:2020 Revisions

This webinar examines the new ISO 14155 medical device standard while exploring its implications for sponsors and investigators.

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Successfully Navigating Subrecipient Monitoring

Introduces regulations and their application as they relate to subrecipient monitoring.

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Title IX: 50 Years and Modern Challenges

An in-depth review of the historical impact of Title IX and how to navigate modern challenges within higher education to ensure compliance.

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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy for SBER: Implications for Researchers and IRBs

Learn about the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy’s impact on SBER.

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Science Fairs: Essentials for Educators and Participants

Provides essential training to students and teachers who participate in science fairs.

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Disaster Response and Research Reactivation

Provides strategies and information pertinent to disaster response and research reactivation.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Facilitator Guides

These guides provide resources and guidance for developing and facilitating in-person or virtual RCR training sessions.

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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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Effectively Communicating Research Results to Non-Scientific Audiences

Learn how to communicate research results to the public and policymakers using different models and strategies.

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Drones in Academia

Explores the use of drones in research and the regulations and requirements researchers and administrators need to know.

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Noncompliance and the IACUC: Basic Approaches for Success

Explores various types of noncompliance and their impact.

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Remote Informed Consent: The Same, but Different, but Still the Same

Presents remote consent considerations and scenarios.

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Best Practices for Global Research Partnerships: Benefits and Challenges

Reviews best practices and challenges for navigating collaborative research partnerships in a global environment.

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IRB Protocol Noncompliance: When Research Goes Rogue, What Next?

Discusses strategies to address researcher noncompliance with IRB-approved protocols.

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Facial Recognition Considerations for Researchers

Covers the use of facial recognition systems in research and healthcare.

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This course provides learners with a review of contemporary bioethics issues.

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QA/QI: Human Subjects Research

Learn about QA/QI programs, how to conduct an internal audit, and strategies for using the findings.

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Clery Act Training

An in-depth review of the Clery Act and how higher education institutions can comply with applicable regulations.

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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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U.S. Department of Energy Interim Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Provides an overview of the U.S. DOE’s interim policy on conflicts of interest.

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Paying Participants in Research: Regulations, Ethics, and Practical Considerations

Understand factors that may determine participant payment decisions.

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How to Conduct an Audit of a Ceded Study

QA/QI professionals can learn to audit ceded studies for single IRB (sIRB) review.

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Navigating Online and Hybrid Teaching

Provides best practices for instructors on how to navigate the current challenges of online and hybrid learning while actively engaging with learners throughout the entire educational process.

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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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Quality Improvement Activities and the Common Rule

Learn to differentiate between QI activities and the types of activities that constitute regulated research involving human subjects.

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Supervision for Supervisors

Introduces core concepts of supervision and the supervisory process.

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Tips for Research Administrators: Working with Faculty and Research Teams

Provides research administrators with tips related to working with faculty and research teams.

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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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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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Tech Software

Tech Software a leading provider of SaaS compliance solutions for higher-education, academic medical centers, hospitals, government and biotech companies.

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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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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.

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Katy Washington

University of North Texas

Katy Washington serves as the Director in the Office of Disability Access at the University of North Texas (UNT). She has spent over sixteen years working with faculty and staff to facilitate an inclusive campus environment for disabled students in various educational settings to promote diversity, intersectionality, and access.

Content Contributor Rebecca Benson

Rebecca Benson, MD, PhD, FAAP

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Benson is the medical director of the Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the director of the Ethics Consult Service at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Content Contributor Miguel Roig

Miguel Roig, PhD

St. John's University

Miguel Roig, PhD is a professor of psychology at St. John’s University in New York. His research and scholarship has focused on unethical writing and publication practices, especially plagiarism. Miguel serves on three journal editorial boards and is on the board of directors for the Center for Scientific Integrity.

Content Contributor Ethan Larsen

Ethan Larsen, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ethan Larsen is a Human Factors Engineer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the Radiology department. His current research focuses are on the intersections of human factors, patient safety, and health informatics. In addition to research, he also serves as part of the quality and safety team for radiology.

In Our Learners' Words

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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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Visiting Scholar

I like the option to use an interactive audio-visual format, the comprehensiveness of the course and its modules, and the simple explanations of the legal requirements. Completing CITI Program’s course on social and behavioral research was an important and enriching component of my research endeavors and scholarship in the United States.

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English Language Arts Teacher

I liked how user-friendly the course modules were.

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Head of Department of Pathology/Microbiology

Excellent course. I enjoyed it fully and increased my level of knowledge in specific scenarios.

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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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