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 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions
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95% of Carnegie R1 Research Universities are 10+ year subscribers
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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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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*

Explore Our Course Catalog

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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Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings
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Provides learners with key information on the management of controlled substances in clinical research settings.

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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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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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Join Over 2,500 Subscribing Organizations

Highlighted below are just a few select subscribers & collaborators.

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 Alan Rudolph

Alan Rudolph, PhD

Colorado State University

Dr. Alan S. Rudolph, serves as the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. Dr. Rudolph is a former member of the Senior Executive Service, having served as the Director for Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate, Research and Development Enterprise, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

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Deena Bernstein, MHS

Datacubed Health

Deena has deep expertise in the clinical research industry. She has over twenty years of experience in site development, operations, expansion, and ePRO, and eCOA technology designed with behavioral science. She is passionate with an entrepreneurial spirit that cares deeply about improving the clinical trial experience and process for study participants and advancing access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere.

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Julie Simpson, PhD, MPA

University of New Hampshire

Julie Simpson, PhD, is the Director of Research Integrity Services at the University of New Hampshire and an Affiliate Assistant Professor of College Teaching and of Education. Her office administers multiple research integrity and compliance programs. She co-developed and co-teaches a cross-disciplinary graduate seminar on research integrity.

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Alejandro Martinez, MPA, CIP

Duke University

Alejandro Martinez is the Associate Director for the Duke University Campus Institutional Review Board. In addition to overseeing daily operations of the IRB office, he leads training workshops across Campus units and departments. Alejandro has been involved with the CITI Program 2012, joining the PAC in 2018.

In Our Learners' Words

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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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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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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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New Course – Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Facilitator Guides
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New FDA Draft Guidance on Electronic Submission of Expedited Safety Reports
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New FDA Draft Guidance on Electronic Submission of Expedited Safety Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a new draft guidance entitled Electronic Submission of Expedited Safety Reports From IND-Exempt BA/BE Studies. Previously,...

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Join the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the Indiana University Office of Research Compliance for the Research Community Forum, New Frontiers in Human...

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