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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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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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities

Explore Our Featured Courses

Laboratory Decontamination Methods

Provides an overview of methods used to decontaminate laboratory materials.

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Medical Monitoring for Drugs and Biologics

Foundational course covering the essential components of medical monitoring.

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AI in Higher Education: An Overview

Explores the role of predictive analytics in higher ed, its ethical challenges, and ways to implement it ethically.

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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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Changing Security Requirements from U.S. Federal Research Funding Agencies

Reviews NSPM-33, disclosure expectations, and the role of ORCID as digital persistent identifier.

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IBC Chair

Provides Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) chairs with foundational training to perform their duties successfully and efficiently.

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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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Adriana Streifer, PhD

University of Virginia

Adriana Streifer is an Assistant Professor and an Assistant Director in the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on course design and alternative and equitable grading practices. She teaches writing and English literature courses, and graduate seminars on teaching philosophies in higher education.

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Wayne Mowery, Jr, Esq

University of Alaska

Wayne L. Mowery, Jr. is an Associate General Counsel for the University of Alaska System. He previously served as the Senior Director of Compliance, Export Compliance Officer, and Empowered Official for Penn State University. Wayne is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College and The Dickinson School of Law. Prior to joining Penn State, Wayne practiced law in central Pennsylvania.

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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 Terry Adirim

Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, MBA

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Terry Adirim is Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics and Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine where she is responsible for leading the the college's clinical enterprise.

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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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Medical Doctor, Health Coach

I liked how the material was posted with big words, spaced, and simple English. The adverse drug event and monitoring sections were very informative.

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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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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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