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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95% of Carnegie R1 Research Universities are 10+ year subscribers
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals
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Over 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions
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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*

Explore Our Course Catalog

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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Biotility: Regulatory Approval for Medical Devices (United States)

Describes FDA’s regulatory controls for common marketing approval pathways for the classes of medical devices, and explains the Code of Federal Regulations that pertain to medical device approval in the U.S.

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Biotility: cGMP for Dietary Supplements

Explains requirements to establish and maintain regulatory compliance with 21 CFR Part 111 cGMP in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.

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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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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.

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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.

Content Contributor Nanda Gudderra

Nanda Gudderra, PhD, MSc, MS

Science and Safety Advisor

I am an infectious disease’s researcher trained in protein biochemistry, rDNA, biosafety and biocontainment, Environmental Health and Safety, nanotechnology, clinical research, operations, GxP and regulatory compliance. I love to do yoga, meditation, workouts, sports, gardening, cooking and most importantly enjoying the gift of life! Your safety is my mission!

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Kimberly Ray, BS

Clinical Research Consultant

Kimberly has more than 30 years’ experience in clinical research. She is retired from IQVIA where she was vice president of site and patient networks and successfully led IQVIA’s site network, Avacare. She is now a clinical research consultant and an advisory board member for Kits4Life.

Content Contributor Allen Dipalma

Allen A. DiPalma, MBA

University of Pittsburgh

Allen A. DiPalma has worked in academic research compliance and sponsored projects for the past 29 years. He is currently the Director of the Office of Trade Compliance for the University of Pittsburgh where he is responsible for overseeing export controls, imports, visitor vetting, and drones.

Content Contributor Cansu Canca

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.

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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