The Trusted Standard in Research, Ethics, and Compliance 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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Over 8 Million Learners with 16+ Million Course Completions
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Celebrating 21 Years of Serving the Research Community

Explore Our Course Catalog

Clinical Research: An Introduction

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Foundational course covering the core components of the clinical research enterprise.

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Preparing for Success in Scholarly Publishing

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

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IACUC Protocol Review

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An in-depth course to train IACUC members on conducting protocol reviews.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Sponsor-Investigator

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A primer for understanding the sponsor-investigator role and responsibilities in clinical research.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Studies

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Discusses BYOD study best practices, implementation, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

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Partnering with Technology Companies

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

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Getting Started in Grant Writing: An Introduction

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Learn more about grants, where to find them, and how to submit proposals.

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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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Comprehensive CRC

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Provides clinical research professionals with basic and advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

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Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

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

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Communicating Research Findings

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This course focuses on effective practices, guidelines, and strategies for communicating and presenting research findings.

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Community-Engaged and Community-Based Participatory Research

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Delivers introductory information to help researchers and community partners participate in research partnerships.

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Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing

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Explore the ethical and policy issues that CRISPR gene editing presents in this engaging webinar.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

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Explores the current protections, regulatory elements, and ethics tools associated with protecting human subjects in light of AI research.

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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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Covers various technologies and their associated ethical issues and governance approaches.

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Bioethics

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

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Health Privacy (HIPAA)

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This course is intended to cover the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

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Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic

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This course provides foundational training on the PHS regulations associated with financial conflicts of interests.

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

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Presents remote consent considerations and scenarios.

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Informed Consent and Research with Wearable Tech

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Explore informed consent issues with wearable tech research.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Learn about the FCPA, violations, mitigation, and monitoring best practices for your university or research organization.

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GDPR: Expanded

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Provides an overview of the GDPR plus topic-focused webinars.

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GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

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Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure

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A video-enhanced guide to compliance with the FDAAA Final Rule and NIH Policy on clinical trial disclosure.

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Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)

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Provides sites and investigators an overview of CTA development, negotiation, and execution.

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Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

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IRB Administrator Professional Development and Self-Advocacy

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Learn how to grow and develop yourself as an IRB administrator.

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Conflict Management

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Provides an overview of conflict, types of conflict, conflict styles, communication styles, and intervention strategies.

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Laboratory Chemical Safety

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This course covers the fundamental safety practices for working with hazardous chemicals in the laboratory.

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Essentials of Grant Proposal Development

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This course provides a step-by-step guide to help simplify the grant writing process.

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Essentials of Statistical Analysis: Complete (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

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Teaches learners the essentials of statistical analysis.

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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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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.

Amy Hawn Nelson, PhD

Amy Hawn Nelson, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Amy Hawn Nelson, PhD, is Research Faculty and the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP), an initiative of the University of Pennsylvania that focuses on the development, use, and innovation of integrated data systems (IDS) for policy analysis and program improvement.

Cansu Canca, PhD

Cansu Canca, PhD

AI Ethics Lab

Cansu is a philosopher and the founder & director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics guidance to researchers and practitioners. She has a PhD in philosophy specializing in applied ethics. She works on ethics of technology and population-level bioethics.

Donna Evans, MS

Donna Evans, MS

Moffitt Cancer Center

Donna Evans is a clinical research manager at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL where she oversees Radiation Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy Research Departments. Over a 15 year career in research she has worked as a coordinator, administrator, and director. Evans graduated with her MS from George Washington University.

Andrew Koopman, MS

Andrew Koopman, MS

MrBiobucks Consulting

Mr. Koopman provides business development and strategic advisory services to universities, investors, and life science startups. He has served as an officer and board member in several early-stage companies, as well as Director of New Ventures at NYU. He also spent more than decade in the investment banking and pharmaceutical industries.

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.

Student

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

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Motunrayo O.

Professor

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, and social work.

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New Modules for our Technology, Ethics, and Regulations Course
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New Modules for our Technology, Ethics, and Regulations Course

As part of our commitment to keep pace with emerging technologies, we are excited to announce three new modules for our Technology, Ethics, and Regulations course. We continue to update this course to cover emerging technologies and expand on existing topics.

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What CITI Program is Reading – October 26, 2021
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What CITI Program is Reading – October 26, 2021

“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, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

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Free Live Webinar – Facial Recognition Considerations for Researchers

This webinar explains how facial recognition systems work, benefits and risks, and common commercial applications in healthcare.

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