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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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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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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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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Claudia Gomes, MS, ACRP-CP

JEM Headlands LLC

Claudia Gomes is the Site Director for JEM Headlands LLC based out of Atlantis, FL, where she leads a team of researchers in the therapeutic areas of Neurology, Infectious Disease, and Nephrology. Claudia has been in research since 2008 and is highly focused on growth, quality, and the patient experience.

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Fariba Houman, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Fariba Houman, PhD, is the Research Compliance Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. Previously, Fariba directed the Human Research Protections Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and served as Associate Director of the Human Subjects Administration office at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Content Contributor Cansu Canca

Cansu Canca, PhD

AI Ethics Lab

Cansu is a philosopher and the founder & director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics guidance to researchers and practitioners. She has a PhD in philosophy specializing in applied ethics. She works on ethics of technology and population-level bioethics.

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Dawn N.L. Pittinger, MBA, CHRC, CRCP

Moffitt Cancer Center

Dawn Pittinger has more than 13 years of experience in clinical research and is currently part of Moffitt Cancer Center's Corporate Research Compliance Team. She holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration, is Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance, a certified Clinical Research Contract Professional, and currently working on her Doctorate of Business Administration.

In Our Learners' Words

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James B.

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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Princess M.

PhD Student

The availability of two different platforms to deliver the information – written and audio-visual – catering to different learning styles was helpful. I also appreciated the self-paced modules that allowed you to return to complete unfinished work.

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Adebukunola A.

Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor

Very user-friendly

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Timothy F.

PhD Candidate

The course was very informative and detailed. I also appreciated the case studies to assist in understanding how these concepts are applicable.

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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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