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

Explore Our Course Catalog

Disaster Response and Research Reactivation
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Provides strategies and information pertinent to disaster response and research reactivation.

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Accident Investigation: An Introduction
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Reviews how to properly conduct an accident investigation, including identifying the root cause and implementing corrective act...

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Facilitator Guides
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These guides provide resources and guidance for developing and facilitating in-person or virtual RCR training sessions.

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Human Enhancement and its Ethical Implications
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Explores the topic of human enhancement and the ethical considerations it presents.

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Addressing and Understanding Mental Health Challenges for Faculty and Staff
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Provides learners with an overview on the state of faculty and staff mental health while explaining the role an institution can...

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Tips for Research Administrators: Working with Faculty and Research Teams
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Provides research administrators with tips related to working with faculty and research teams.

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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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Understanding 483s and Surviving Them
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Discusses steps that investigators and clinical sites can take to understand and respond to an FDA Form 483.

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Managing Your Grants as Systems: A Guide for Grant Management Success
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Covers a systems approach to grant management and provides strategies for managing your team and your grant.

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Preparing to Publish in Traditional and Hybrid Journals
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Covers key concepts in scholarly publishing and provides an overview of the publication process for both traditional and hybrid...

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Data Management and Security for Student Researchers: An Overview
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Covers the best practices of data management and security for graduate student researchers.

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Protocol Development and Execution: Beyond a Concept
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An in-depth review of the development and execution of protocols.

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Race in Clinical Research: Ethics and IRB Decision Making
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Explores the concept of race in clinical research and important ethical and regulatory questions.

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Research Equity and the Part We Play
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Discusses ways to improve diversity and equity among clinical trial participants.

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U.S. DoD Regulations & Requirements for Human Subject Research
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Reviews DoD requirements and limitations for research.

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CRISPR Genome Editing: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity
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Describes CRISPR genome editing, including its applications and ethical questions.

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Privacy and Ethics for Connected and Automated Vehicles
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An overview of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the associated privacy and ethical challenges.

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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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Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings
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Provides learners with a foundational understanding of infection prevention techniques.

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Laser Safety
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Meets the requirements of a general laser safety training program for research and medical institutions.

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General Laboratory Safety for Non-Laboratory Personnel
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Hazard awareness, communication, and safe practices for non-lab personnel working in and around laboratory facilities.

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FDA Inspections of GMP Facilities: How to Be Inspection Ready
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Discusses the FDA’s approach to inspecting GMP facilities and the ways that facilities can prepare for inspections.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Enforcement: An Update
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Explores recent FDA enforcement of FDAAA 801 and noncompliance pitfalls to avoid.

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FCPA and University Research: What Faculty and Administrators Need to Know
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Reviews FCPA as it relates to university research.

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CRA Soft Skills, Time Management, and Effective Site Relationships
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Discusses the importance of CRA soft skills in building productive relationships with sites and sponsors.

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Improving the Clinical Trial Participant’s Experience
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Discusses ways that sponsors, sites, and clinical research organizations can transform the clinical trial experience.

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Cost Allowability on Federally Sponsored Awards
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A review of allowability of expenditures on federally supported projects.

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IRB Review of Observational Research
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Explores different types of observational research and provides best practices for 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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How to Effectively Manage a Research Administration Team
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Provides research administrators with strategies to build, improve, and retain employees.

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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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Tech Software
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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)
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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.

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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 Tamiko Eto

Tamiko Eto, MS, CIP

Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

As Acting Director at SRI International, Office of Research Integrity, Tamiko was responsible for the administrative leadership and direction of SRI's HRPP. Now, in the Divison of Research, she continues working closely with researchers in addressing the ethical and regulatory challenges in AI Human Subject Research (AIHSR) and healthcare.

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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 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.

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, dentistry, optometry, social work, nutritional science, and athletic training.

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Recent News & Articles

New Course – Disaster Response and Research Reactivation
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New Course – Disaster Response and Research Reactivation

This course serves as a guide to evaluate and effectively execute reactivation strategies for research previously stopped or “ramped down” due to an emergent situation.

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What CITI Program is Reading – August 9th, 2022
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What CITI Program is Reading – August 9th, 2022

“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,...

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Free Live Webinar – Clinical Trial Staff Diversity and Cultural Humility
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Free Live Webinar – Clinical Trial Staff Diversity and Cultural Humility

This webinar will introduce the concept of cultural humility in context of recent studies illustrating the effects of research team diversity on study recruitment success and challenges.

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