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 15 Million Learners with 25+ Million Course Completions
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Celebrating 24 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals
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Biotility: The Foundations of Lean Manufacturing
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This course covers lean manufacturing as a production process based on an ideology of maximizing productivity while simultaneously minimizing waste within a manufacturing operation.

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Title IX – Faculty and Staff
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An in depth look at the federal Title IX law and required compliance of faculty, staff, and administrators.

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Research Security Training
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Provides information on risks and threats to the global research ecosystem — and the knowledge and tools necessary to protect against these risks.

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Introduction to Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research and Trials Participation
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Learn strategies for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in clinical research participation.

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Data Monitoring Committees: A Guide for New Leaders and Members
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A role-based course that provides practical know-how to effectively lead or participate on data monitoring committees.

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Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws
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This course provides an introduction to federal fraud and abuse laws.

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Introduction to Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research and Trials Participation
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Learn strategies for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in clinical research participation.

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Animal Care and Use Quality Assurance (QA) Programs
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Discusses the importance of a QA program, how to develop a QA program, and the expected outcomes of a QA program.

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Essentials of Clinical Trial Budgets
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Foundational course on how to develop, negotiate, and implement a clinical trial budget.

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Handling of Hazards in Research Animal Facilities
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Covers the types of hazards in research animal facilities, risk assessment of hazards, hazard mitigation, and the role of oversight committees and other research professionals.

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CRAs and Interim Monitoring Visits
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Discusses the process and content of a CRA’s interim monitoring visit.

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In This Together: Meaningful Community Engagement in Research
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Addresses some of the dos and don’ts of engaging diverse populations in research.

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Big Data and Data Science Research Ethics
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Covers the unique issues associated with big data and data science research ethics.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Impact on Academic and Research Integrity
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AI is always evolving and this webinar will go over the (current) basics of artificial intelligence in relation to academic and research integrity.

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Paying Participants in Research: Regulations, Ethics, and Practical Considerations
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Understand factors that may determine participant payment decisions.

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Promoting Statistical Rigor in Scientific Manuscripts
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Provides practical advice on issues that often arise during statistical reviews of scientific manuscripts and explains the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Bioethics
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This course provides learners with a review of contemporary bioethics issues.

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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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Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Practices and Procedures
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The synergistic relationship between best practices, regulations, and professional experience forms the foundation for working in a BSL-3 facility.

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FMLA in Higher Education
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An introduction to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in the context of higher education.

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Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws
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This course provides an introduction to federal fraud and abuse laws.

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Biotility: Applying ISO 14001 for Environmental Excellence
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This course provides training on the elements contained in the ISO 14001 specification for Environmental Management Systems, and the benefits of implementing these elements.

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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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Safe Research Environments
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This course addresses ways to create and maintain healthy workplace environments in various research settings.

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Study Start-Up: Challenges and Strategies
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Describes ways to overcome difficulties in study start-ups.

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Managing Risk by Contract
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Provides effective approaches to negotiating clinical trial agreements.

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Process Improvement and Research Administration
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Describes how to apply the Lean Six Sigma principles to research administration process improvements.

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The Process of Publishing a Scientific Paper
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Describes the process and considerations for publishing a scientific paper.

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Peer Review Fundamentals
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Covers the purpose, best practices, and emerging models for peer review.

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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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Informed Consent Builder
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Informed Consent Builder is a cloud-based platform that streamlines the process of managing and generating informed consent forms.

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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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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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Adam Pallant, MD, PhD

Brown University

Dr. Pallant is the Clinical Director of Health Services at Brown University in Providence, RI. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at UCSF in California, and his MD and PhD in Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Karin Scarpinato, PhD

Research Ingenuity, LLC

Karin started her career as a funded biomedical researcher before moving into research administration. She has worked in several administrative positions at diverse types of institutions, from very high research to doctoral universities. Her areas of expertise are operational aspects in leadership and a multitude of related projects.

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Lisa Blackman-Siddall, PhD

Capella University

Dr. Blackman-Siddall is a licensed clinical psychologist and retired USAF officer. Currently, she serves as the Research Protections Program Manager at Capella University. She manages the IRB and the Research Compliance team, and she investigates alleged academic integrity violations and research misconduct in advanced doctoral projects.

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Kimberley Serpico, EdD, CIP

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Kim is currently the Associate Director of IRB Operations for the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. I received my doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University and am a Certified IRB Professional (CIP).

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Courses Approved by Top Continuing Education Accreditors

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.

CITI Program is also accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

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