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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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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Over 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions
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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals

Explore Our Course Catalog

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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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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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 Jenny Kalishman

Jenny Kalishman, DVM, MS

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Jenny Kalishman is a veterinarian and Educational Services Director in the Division of Comparative Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her veterinary degree from Univ. of Wisconsin School and her M.S. in laboratory animal sciences from University of Washington in Seattle.

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Daniel Vallero, PhD, MSCRP, MS, M.ASCE

Duke University

Dr. Vallero's research at Duke University addresses environmental engineering and engineering ethics, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency focuses on exposure to chemical ingredients based on their inherent physicochemical properties as well as product usage and other human factors. This includes all exposure routes and pathways.

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Lisa V. Adams, MD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of The Center for Global Health Equity, and a Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Disease and International Health Section at Dartmouth. In all her roles, she designs and leads collaborative interdisciplinary global health educational programs and projects.

Content Contributor William Hinchcliffe

William Hinchcliffe, MS

Bridgeport Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital

Bill Hinchcliffe serves as Radiation Safety Officer and Assistant Radiation Safety Officer for Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), respectively. He has both his BS and MS in Health Physics from Purdue University and Idaho State University. Bill has been serving in his role at YNHH since 2010.

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.


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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