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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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Importance of Peer Review and Data Validation in Research

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This webinar covers the types, limits, and ethical guidelines of peer review along with federal regulations and criteria for evaluating proposals.

Importance of Peer Review and Data Validation in Research

FERPA and Online Learning in the Time of COVID-19

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This webinar covers student data privacy issues with online learning including compliance with FERPA and other regulations.

FERPA and Online Learning in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 and Human Research Protection Programs

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This webinar reviews how a human research protection program (HRPP) responded to and dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Human Research Protection Programs

Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

Social Media and Research Recruiting

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

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Explores the current protections, regulatory elements, and ethics tools associated with protecting human subjects in light of AI research.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

Promoting Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research

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Provides an overview of health disparities while raising awareness of this issue in research design and conduct.

Promoting Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research

Nuts & Bolts of Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

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Explores aspects of virtual IRB meetings including the benefits, tech setup, documentation, and more particularly during a disaster.

Nuts & Bolts of Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

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Discusses different visa types pertaining to international students and their effect on student activities on and off campus.

 International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

Remote Contact Tracing (Free Course)

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Train individuals to conduct remote contact tracing for COVID-19 according to an established protocol and using evidence-based practices.

Remote Contact Tracing (Free Course)

Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

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Provides faculty, staff, and students with an overview of U.S. export control regulations and their application to various activities within institutions of higher education.

Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

COVID-19: Ethical Care and Workforce Concerns

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Reviews public health duties, resources challenges, workforce response, and collaborating with regional hospitals.

COVID-19: Ethical Care and Workforce Concerns

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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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.

FDA Inspections: From Site Preparation to Response
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COVID-19: Back to Campus (2020-2021)

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A complimentary course to train staff, students, and faculty on COVID-19 safety for their return to campus.

COVID-19: Back to Campus (2020-2021)
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GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

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Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR for Research and Higher Ed
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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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Covers various technologies and their associated ethical issues and governance approaches.

Technology, Ethics, and Regulations
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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.

Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations
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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Foundations

CME/CEU

This course provides basic CRC training.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Foundations

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.

Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise
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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration

CME/CEU

This course offers a comprehensive review of the critical areas associated with IRB and IRB office operations.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration
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GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Biologics (ICH)

CME/CEU

Ideal for individuals proposing to conduct clinical trials of drugs and biologics in the U.S. or internationally.

GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Biologics (ICH)

GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Devices (FDA)

CME/CEU

Ideal for individuals proposing to conduct clinical trials of drugs, biologics, and devices primarily in the U.S.

GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Devices (FDA)

Essentials of Research Administration

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of research administration.

Essentials of Research Administration
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Clinical Trial Billing Compliance (CTBC)

CME/CEU

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain compliance and best practices associated with clinical research billing.

Clinical Trial Billing Compliance (CTBC)
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Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for social-behavioral-educational researchers.

Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure

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A video-enhanced guide to compliance with the FDAAA Final Rule and NIH Policy on clinical trial disclosure.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure
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Biomedical Principal Investigator

CME/CEU

This role-based course covers supervision, delegation, management, reports, and communication for investigators.

Biomedical Principal Investigator
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Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for biomedical researchers.

Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

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.

FDA Inspections: From Site Preparation to Response
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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.

Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations
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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)

CME/CEU

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skill base necessary for being a successful healthcare ethics committee member.

Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

CME/CEU

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

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic

CME/CEU

This course provides foundational training on the PHS regulations associated with financial conflicts of interests.

Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic

Information Security

CME/CEU

This course provides information on basic techniques for data and device security, including email and mobile devices.

Information Security

Health Privacy (HIPAA)

CME/CEU

This course is intended to cover the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

Health Privacy (HIPAA)

Bioethics

CME/CEU

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

Bioethics
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

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Explores the current protections, regulatory elements, and ethics tools associated with protecting human subjects in light of AI research.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing

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Explore the ethical and policy issues that CRISPR gene editing presents in this engaging webinar.

Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing

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.

Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)
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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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GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

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Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR for Research and Higher Ed
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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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Covers various technologies and their associated ethical issues and governance approaches.

Technology, Ethics, and Regulations
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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic

Export Compliance (EC) Basic

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of export compliance regulations along with information specifically tailored for certain roles and responsibilities.

Export Compliance (EC) Basic

Working with Genetically Modified Mice in Research Settings

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This course provides training on working with genetically modified mice in research settings.

Working with Genetically Modified Mice in Research Settings

Working with the IACUC

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This course provides basic training on the protection of animal subjects used in research.

Working with the IACUC

Health Privacy (HIPAA)

CME/CEU

This course is intended to cover the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

Health Privacy (HIPAA)

Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for social-behavioral-educational researchers.

Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure

Featured

A video-enhanced guide to compliance with the FDAAA Final Rule and NIH Policy on clinical trial disclosure.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure
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Semiannual Evaluations In Depth

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This course provides IACUC members and administrators with more in-depth information about the conduct of semiannual evaluations.

Semiannual Evaluations In Depth
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Initial Biosafety Training

CME/CEU

This course offers initial training for researchers handling biohazards in a research or clinical laboratory.

Initial Biosafety Training

Laboratory Chemical Safety

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This course covers the fundamental safety practices for working with hazardous chemicals in the laboratory.

Laboratory Chemical Safety
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Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

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Provides faculty, staff, and students with an overview of U.S. export control regulations and their application to various activities within institutions of higher education.

Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for biomedical researchers.

Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

New

Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR for Research and Higher Ed
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Essentials of Research Administration

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of research administration.

Essentials of Research Administration
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Institutional/Signatory Official: Human Subjects Research

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Provides a foundational training for institutional/signatory officials on their roles and responsibilities as part of an HRPP.

Institutional/Signatory Official: Human Subjects Research

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair

CME/CEU

This course provides detailed training for current and future Institutional Review Board (IRB) chairs.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced

CME/CEU

This course provides clinical research professionals with advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced

Research Study Design

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This course provides learners with an understanding of how to improve study design, collect and analyze data, and promote reproducible research.

Research Study Design
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Essentials of Statistical Analysis: Complete (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

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Teaches learners the essentials of statistical analysis.

Essentials of Statistical Analysis: Complete (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

Essentials of Grant Proposal Development

CME/CEU

This course provides a step-by-step guide to help simplify the grant writing process.

Essentials of Grant Proposal Development
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IACUC Administration

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This course provides a comprehensive review of IACUC administration, including the IACUC administrator’s specific roles and responsibilities in an animal care and use program.

IACUC Administration
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Biosafety Officer Training – Basic

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This course offers an Introduction to biosafety for new biosafety officers and other environmental health and safety professionals.

Biosafety Officer Training – Basic

Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

Social Media and Research Recruiting

Medical Marijuana: A Budding Field of Research

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Discuss unique challenges and issues as well as considerations for IRB review and steps for getting started in medical marijuana research.

Medical Marijuana: A Budding Field of Research

Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

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Explore different elements associated with running an IRB meeting in a virtual environment, including key areas for IRB chairs, members, and staff.

Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

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Discusses different visa types pertaining to international students and their effect on student activities on and off campus.

 International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

Remote Contact Tracing (Free Course)

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Train individuals to conduct remote contact tracing for COVID-19 according to an established protocol and using evidence-based practices.

Remote Contact Tracing (Free Course)

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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.

Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD

Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Elizabeth is Endowed Chair in Ethics and Director of the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has a significant body of work in internet, social media, and big data research ethics and is currently a member of the PRIM&R Board of Directors.

Misti Ault Anderson, MS, MA

Misti Ault Anderson, MS, MA

HHS Office for Human Research Protections

Ms. Anderson serves as a Senior Advisor for Public Health Education in the Division of Education and Development of the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). She holds degrees in Microbiology, Science Education, and Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy.

Jenny Kalishman, DVM, MS

Jenny Kalishman, DVM, MS

Washington Univ 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.

Laura Odwazny, JD, MA Bioethics

Laura Odwazny, JD, MA Bioethics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Laura M. Odwazny is a Senior Attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, HHS, and advises the HHS Office for Human Research Protections. Ms. Odwazny is a graduate of the University of Chicago, and received a J.D. and a M.A. in Bioethics from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Clinical Research Coordinator, Specializing in HPV cancer prevention

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PhD Candidate and Adjunct Faculty

“I could review, take the quiz, and receive feedback. Also, ease of access was great.”

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