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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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals**
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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Celebrating 21 Years of Serving the Research Community
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Over 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions

Explore Our Course Catalog

Clinical Research: An Introduction

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

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IACUC Protocol Review

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

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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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CRISPR Genome Editing: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

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

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Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) in Human Subjects Research

Provides a review of GSM communities and important considerations when members participate in research.

Higher Education Accelerated Credit

Describes the differing forms of accelerated credit available to students and recognizes potential challenges within the post-s...

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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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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Studies

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

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

An in-depth introduction to GMP for pharmaceuticals.

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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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Technology Transfer

An introduction for researchers on university technology transfer and commercialization processes.

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FDA Inspections: From Site Preparation to Response

Covers regulatory inspections of clinical investigators and sites, including mock inspections, 482s, 483s, warning letters, communication, and CAPA plans.

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Working with Your IRB

Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Facial Recognition Considerations for Researchers

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

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Communicating Research Findings

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

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This course covers the core requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)

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

This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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Title IX and the New Regulations

Discusses key elements of the new 2020 regulations, how they affect the institutional community, and what you should know to implement best practices into revised Title IX procedures and policies.

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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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Radiation Safety

A detailed review of radiation safety for research and medical institutions.

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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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False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations

This course provides an introduction to the False Claims Act ideally suited for faculty, researchers, and staff at research organizations.

False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations
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Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)

A focused discussion for individuals who work with federally sponsored awards, PIs, and other members of the research team.

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Sponsor-Investigator

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

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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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Teaching and Training for Professionals

Provides instruction on how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

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Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise

This course offers information about disaster planning and business continuity to those responsible for research oversight.

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Essentials of Research Administration

This course provides an overview of research administration.

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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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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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Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP

Kelly Willenberg & Associates

Dr. Kelly Willenberg is the owner of a healthcare research compliance company. She is a frequent speaker on healthcare compliance issues, grief, loss, and process improvement. She serves on the Board of Directors for Health Care Compliance Association. Listen to Kelly on her podcast series #kellytothecore.

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Michele Eodice, PhD

University of Oklahoma

Michele Eodice is the Senior Writing Fellow in the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of Oklahoma. Her work focuses on faculty and graduate student writing support and she studies undergraduate student writing experiences through the Meaningful Writing Project.

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Shri Balakrishna, MSc, PhD

Yale University

Knowledgeable research professional with over 15 years of experience in academic animal research.

Content Contributor Susan Leister

Susan Leister, BS, MBA, PhD, CQA, CSSBB

Technical Resources International Inc. & University of Phoenix

Dr. Susan Leister is VP of Quality and Compliance at Technical Resources International Inc., with over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, an MBA, a Doctorate in Organization & Management with a focus in Leadership.

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, and social work.

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