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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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Over 12 Million Learners with 22+ Million Course Completions
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95% of Carnegie R1 Research Universities are 10+ year subscribers
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Utilized by the Top-25 Ranked U.S. Hospitals

Explore Our Featured Courses

Medical Monitoring for Drugs and Biologics
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Foundational course covering the essential components of medical monitoring.

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Clinical Trial Staff Diversity and Cultural Humility
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Discusses how clinical trial staff diversity and cultural humility can yield diverse subject recruitment and improved study outcomes.

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Understanding ISO 14155:2020 Revisions
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This webinar examines the new ISO 14155 medical device standard while exploring its implications for sponsors and investigators.

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Successfully Navigating Subrecipient Monitoring
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Introduces regulations and their application as they relate to subrecipient monitoring.

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Title IX: 50 Years and Modern Challenges
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An in-depth review of the historical impact of Title IX and how to navigate modern challenges within higher education to ensure compliance.

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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy for SBER: Implications for Researchers and IRBs
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Learn about the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy’s impact on SBER.

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Science Fairs: Essentials for Educators and Participants
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Provides essential training to students and teachers who participate in science fairs.

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Disaster Response and Research Reactivation
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Provides strategies and information pertinent to disaster response and research reactivation.

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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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Effectively Communicating Research Results to Non-Scientific Audiences
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Learn how to communicate research results to the public and policymakers using different models and strategies.

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Drones in Academia
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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
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Explores various types of noncompliance and their impact.

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Remote Informed Consent: The Same, but Different, but Still the Same
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Presents remote consent considerations and scenarios.

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Best Practices for Global Research Partnerships: Benefits and Challenges
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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?
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Discusses strategies to address researcher noncompliance with IRB-approved protocols.

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

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QA/QI: Human Subjects Research
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Learn about QA/QI programs, how to conduct an internal audit, and strategies for using the findings.

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Clery Act Training
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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
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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
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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
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Understand factors that may determine participant payment decisions.

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How to Conduct an Audit of a Ceded Study
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QA/QI professionals can learn to audit ceded studies for single IRB (sIRB) review.

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Navigating Online and Hybrid Teaching
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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
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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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Quality Improvement Activities and the Common Rule
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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
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Introduces core concepts of supervision and the supervisory process.

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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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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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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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Tech Software
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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)
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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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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.

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Beth Kingsley, CRA

Yale University

Beth has been involved in Research Administration for over a decade and has worked all phases of the grant lifecycle. She currently manages Yale University's central office team tasked with drafting and negotiating outgoing subawards, conducting risk assessments, and monitoring Yale's subrecipients. Beth is active in both NCURA and FDP.

Content Contributor Allen Dipalma

Allen A. DiPalma, MBA

University of Pittsburgh

Allen A. DiPalma has worked in academic research compliance and sponsored projects for the past 29 years. He is currently the Director of the Office of Trade Compliance for the University of Pittsburgh where he is responsible for overseeing export controls, imports, visitor vetting, and drones.

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Amanda Kraus, PhD

University of Arizona

Dr. Amanda Kraus is Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Executive Director for Disability Resources at the University of Arizona. She is also Associate Professor of Practice in Higher Education. Dr. Kraus is President of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Board of Directors.

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Randy Albrecht, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Albrecht directs biomedical research focused on host-pathogen interactions involving respiratory viruses and has over 15 years of biocontainment research experience. He serves as the institutional Senior Director of Biosafety and Responsible Official for Select Agents and Toxins. He is a member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA).

In Our Learners' Words

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Taiwo O.

Visiting Scholar

I like the option to use an interactive audio-visual format, the comprehensiveness of the course and its modules, and the simple explanations of the legal requirements. Completing CITI Program’s course on social and behavioral research was an important and enriching component of my research endeavors and scholarship in the United States.

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Shamsul Q.

Head of Department of Pathology/Microbiology

Excellent course. I enjoyed it fully and increased my level of knowledge in specific scenarios.

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Evelyn R.

PhD Candidate

I liked the option to have it on the standard reading mode or the video presentation.

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Monica L.

Clinical Research Assistant

Courses are great and very informative.

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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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Recent News & Articles

New Course – Medical Monitoring for Drugs and Biologics
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New Course – Medical Monitoring for Drugs and Biologics

This course prepares medically trained individuals to become new medical monitors and enhances the knowledge of current medical monitors.

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What CITI Program is Reading – December 6th, 2022
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What CITI Program is Reading – December 6th, 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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HRP Clubhouse Session: Lessons Learned from PRIM&R 2022 Conference
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HRP Clubhouse Session: Lessons Learned from PRIM&R 2022 Conference

To share what was learned at PRIM&R’s annual conference, the Human Research Protection (HRP) Club on the Clubhouse social audio app, will host their next...

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