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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Celebrating 20 Years of Serving the Research Community
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Blockchain and Higher Education

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An introduction to blockchains and their potential for higher education.

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Principles and Practices for Managing Undue Foreign Influence

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An introduction to foreign influence concerns, disclosure practices, and recent government directives.

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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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Understanding Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs) and Virtual Study Visits

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Introduces DCT models and components, and provides best practices for virtual study visits.

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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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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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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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GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Biologics (ICH)

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

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Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Comprehensive

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This course provides an expansive review of human subjects research topics for social-behavioral-educational researchers.

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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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Technology Transfer

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An introduction for researchers on university technology transfer and commercialization processes.

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Biomedical (Biomed) Comprehensive

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This course provides an expansive review of human subjects research topics for biomedical researchers.

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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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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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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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Bioethics

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

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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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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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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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Working with Your IRB

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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Title IX and the New Regulations

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Discusses key elements of the new 2020 regulations, how they affect the institutional community, and what you should know to implement best practices into revised Title IX procedures and policies.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

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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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BRANY SBER IRB Services

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Find out more about the SBER expertise, experience, and unique connected model of our accredited IRB.

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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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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.

Paul Braunschweiger, PhD

Paul Braunschweiger, PhD

University of Miami

Dr. Paul Braunschweiger, Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, conducted basic cancer research and published over 100 peer reviewed papers during his years at UM. For over 12 years he chaired UM's IACUC. In 2000, with Ms. Karen Hansen, Braunschweiger led the development and administration of CITI Program at UM.

Susan Gasparo, MPA

Susan Gasparo, MPA

Stony Brook University

Susan has been with Stony Brook University since 2003 and has worked in both the pre-award and the compliance offices. Susan oversees the export control compliance, conflict of interest/commitment and foreign influence programs. She is an active member of the Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO).

Jaime A. Arango, EdD, CIP

Jaime A. Arango, EdD, CIP

CITI Program

Dr. Arango serves as Director of Content and Education and chairs the PAC. Before joining CITI Program, he served as the Director of Human Subjects Protections/IRB for Nova Southeastern University from 2009-2011 and as IRB Administrator before that. He has also served as a research associate and program instructor.

Allen A. DiPalma, MBA

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.

In Our Learners' Words

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Nora A.

Doctoral Student

This course was a complete overview of what I should know. I would like to take additional courses just to become more knowledgeable.

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Emily G.

Student Researcher

I enjoyed the simple language used, the organization of each module, and the option for audio-visual or regular reading. This course helped me figure out exactly what I should expect during the IRB approval process. This made me feel more confident and organized about the logistics of my project.

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Ruby P.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The audio option was nice and the case studies with explanations and examples help to apply the knowledge. From a Doctoral student perspective, the program was well designed and the content was pertinent to assist me in acquiring the knowledge essential in preparing me as a Nurse Researcher.

John W.

John W.

Vice-President of Academic Affairs

“Thorough and easy to understand. I found it very beneficial to understanding the various aspects of research as well as what is and what is not allowed.”

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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 and psychology.

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New Course – Protocol Development and Execution: Beyond a Concept
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New Course – Protocol Development and Execution: Beyond a Concept

This course provides a tactical approach to clinical protocol development and implementation. The course includes planning steps, strategies, best practices, and helpful tips for consideration.

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What CITI Program is Reading – 4/13/21
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What CITI Program is Reading – 4/13/21

“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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Register Now: Live Webinar on Race in Clinical Research
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Register Now: Live Webinar on Race in Clinical Research

This webinar explores how the concept of race is used in clinical research, and the ethical and regulatory questions we need to confront.

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