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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Over 8 Million Learners with 16+ Million Course Completions

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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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Leveraging IT Insight in IRB Review

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Discusses why technology-based expertise is critical to human subject protections and how to add IT insights to IRB review.

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IRB Review of Observational Research

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Explores different types of observational research and provides best practices for IRB review.

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Connected and Automated Vehicles: Privacy and Ethics

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An overview of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the associated privacy and ethical challenges.

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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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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

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An in-depth introduction to GMP for pharmaceuticals.

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Getting Started in Grant Writing: An Introduction

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Learn more about grants, where to find them, and how to submit proposals.

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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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Comprehensive CRC

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Provides clinical research professionals with basic and advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

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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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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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Community-Engaged and Community-Based Participatory Research

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Delivers introductory information to help researchers and community partners participate in research partnerships.

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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.

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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.

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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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

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Bioethics

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

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Health Privacy (HIPAA)

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

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Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic

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

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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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Informed Consent and Research with Wearable Tech

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Explore informed consent issues with wearable tech research.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Learn about the FCPA, violations, mitigation, and monitoring best practices for your university or research organization.

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GDPR: Expanded

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Provides an overview of the GDPR plus topic-focused webinars.

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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).

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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.

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Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)

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Provides sites and investigators an overview of CTA development, negotiation, and execution.

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Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

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IRB Administrator Professional Development and Self-Advocacy

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Learn how to grow and develop yourself as an IRB administrator.

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Conflict Management

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Provides an overview of conflict, types of conflict, conflict styles, communication styles, and intervention strategies.

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Laboratory Chemical Safety

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

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Essentials of Grant Proposal Development

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

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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.

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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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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.

Sergio Litewka, MD, MPH

Sergio Litewka, MD, MPH

University of Miami

Dr. Litewka completed his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires and his master’s in public health at the University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is Associate Research Professor at the UM Department of Surgery and the director of global bioethics at the University of Miami Institute of Bioethics.

Kathryn Watkins, MEd, CRA, CFRA

Kathryn Watkins, MEd, CRA, CFRA

K Watkins Research Administration Services LLC

Kathryn Watkins is a research administrator with over 30 years of experience in university research management and administration. Kathryn is the owner and principal of K Watkins Research Administration Services, LLC, which provides hands-on assistance and educational content to institutions of higher education, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Sadhana Chitale, PhD, MBA

Sadhana Chitale, PhD, MBA

New York University

Seasoned Licensing Professional with 20 years of experience.

Tonya  Ferraro, MEd

Tonya Ferraro, MEd

Boston Children's Hospital

Tonya Ferraro is the Senior IRB QI Consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Education and Quality Improvement Program. Her responsibilities include educational outreach, internal reviews/audits, and supporting BCH’s reaccreditation effort. She holds a BA from Northeastern University and an interdisciplinary MEd from the University of Vermont focusing on research methodologies.

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“The current version is more practical than the last time I took the training. I can apply all concepts to my research.”

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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 Review of Observational Research
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New Webinar – IRB Review of Observational Research

This webinar explores the types of observational research IRBs frequently encounter, and imparts best practices for comprehensive and efficient protocol review.

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What CITI Program is Reading – August 3, 2021
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What CITI Program is Reading – August 3, 2021

“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, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

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Free Live Webinar – Research with Audio-Visual Mobile Data Collection Tools: Ethics and Regulations
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Free Live Webinar – Research with Audio-Visual Mobile Data Collection Tools: Ethics and Regulations

This webinar will explore a research team’s experience using mobile audio-visual (AV) recording devices in sensitive settings such as a hospital intensive care unit or other patient-facing environment.

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