The Trusted Standard in Research, Ethics, and Compliance 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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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals**
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Celebrating 21 Years of Serving the Research Community
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Over 8 Million Learners with 16+ Million Course Completions
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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*

Explore Our Course Catalog

Clinical Research: An Introduction
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Foundational course covering the core components of the clinical research enterprise.

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IACUC Protocol Review
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An in-depth course to train IACUC members on conducting protocol reviews.

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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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Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) in Human Subjects Research
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Provides a review of GSM communities and important considerations when members participate in research.

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Higher Education Accelerated Credit
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Describes the differing forms of accelerated credit available to students and recognizes potential challenges within the post-s...

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Research in Wound Care
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Learn about one research team’s experience in conducting wound care research.

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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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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Studies
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Discusses BYOD study best practices, implementation, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
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An in-depth introduction to GMP for pharmaceuticals.

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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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Technology Transfer
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An introduction for researchers on university technology transfer and commercialization processes.

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FDA Inspections: From Site Preparation to Response
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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
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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Facial Recognition Considerations for Researchers
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Covers the use of facial recognition systems in research and healthcare.

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Communicating Research Findings
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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)
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This course covers the core requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)
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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
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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
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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?
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Discusses strategies to address researcher noncompliance with IRB-approved protocols.

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Radiation Safety
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A detailed review of radiation safety for research and medical institutions.

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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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False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations
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This course provides an introduction to the False Claims Act ideally suited for faculty, researchers, and staff at research organizations.

False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations
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Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)
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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
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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Sponsor-Investigator
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A primer for understanding the sponsor-investigator role and responsibilities in clinical research.

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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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Teaching and Training for Professionals
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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
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This course offers information about disaster planning and business continuity to those responsible for research oversight.

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Essentials of Research Administration
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This course provides an overview of research administration.

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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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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.

EAB member Ada Sue Selwitz

Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

University of Kentucky

Ada Sue Selwitz MA assists the University of Kentucky in developing policies and educational programs pertaining to research compliance, advises on regulations and research ethics, and serves on NIH funded grants. She is Associate Director of Regulatory Support for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and a SmartIRB Ambassador.

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Aaron Kirby, MSc

The Harvard Clinical & Translational Science Center

Aaron Kirby is the Director of Regulatory Affairs Operations for the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics and Law Program at Harvard Catalyst and SMART IRB. Aaron has led regulatory knowledge initiatives related to research ethics, data safety and quality, protection of human subjects, and education outreach.

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Mary Ellenberger, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Washington University in St. Louis

Mary Ellenberger has over 35 years of experience in the management of lab animal care and use programs. Following her residency program at MIT, she held positions at a number of Boston academic institutions and corporations. She has been with Washington University Division of Comparative Medicine since 2006.

Content Contributor Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner, PhD, JD

Duke University

Eric Wagner serves as Director of Legal Affairs in Duke University's Office of Licensing and Ventures. As a registered patent attorney, his responsibilities include the preparing and prosecuting of patent applications, assisting OLV staff regarding patent and licensing matters, as well as the management of intellectual assets owned by Duke University.

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, and social work.

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New Webinar – IRB Protocol Noncompliance: When Research Goes Rogue, What Next?
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New Webinar – IRB Protocol Noncompliance: When Research Goes Rogue, What Next?

Discusses strategies to address researcher noncompliance with IRB-approved protocols.

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What CITI Program is Reading – January 11, 2022
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What CITI Program is Reading – January 11, 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 – ClinicalTrials.gov Enforcement: An Update
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Free Live Webinar – ClinicalTrials.gov Enforcement: An Update

This webinar will review recent U.S. FDA notices of noncompliance, discuss modernization of the PRS and database by the NLM, and identify potential pitfalls.

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