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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Utilized by the Top-25 Best National Universities*
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Celebrating 22 Years of Serving Education and Science Communities
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Over 10 Million Learners with 19+ Million Course Completions
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95% of Carnegie R1 Research Universities are 10+ year subscribers

Explore Our Course Catalog

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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Becoming an Effective Leader
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Helps develop leadership skills to meet today’s changing, diverse, and dynamic environments.

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Biotility: Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
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Strategies for implementing compliance with GDP, as well as standards and procedures for accurately completing Records required for current cGMP.

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Biotility: Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)
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Describes regulatory requirements for a CAPA system in the biotech industry.

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Biotility: Regulatory Approval for Medical Devices (United States)
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Describes FDA’s regulatory controls for common marketing approval pathways for the classes of medical devices, and explains the Code of Federal Regulations that pertain to medical device approval in the U.S.

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Biotility: cGMP for Dietary Supplements
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Explains requirements to establish and maintain regulatory compliance with 21 CFR Part 111 cGMP in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.

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Working with the FDA: Medical Devices and Regulatory Touchpoints
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This webinar discusses the practical and strategic approaches to interacting with the FDA during medical device development.

FDA Inspections of GMP Facilities: How to Be Inspection Ready
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Discusses the FDA’s approach to inspecting GMP facilities and the ways that facilities can prepare for inspections.

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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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Data Management and Security for Student Researchers: An Overview
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Covers the best practices of data management and security for graduate student researchers.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Studies
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Discusses BYOD study best practices, implementation, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
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An in-depth introduction to GMP for pharmaceuticals.

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

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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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Working with Your IRB
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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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

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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)
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This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skill base necessary for being a successful healthcare ethics committee member.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic
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This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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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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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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Radiation Safety
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A detailed review of radiation safety for research and medical institutions.

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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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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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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.

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Sponsor-Investigator
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A primer for understanding the sponsor-investigator role and responsibilities in clinical research.

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Partnering with Technology Companies
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Provides an overall approach to and best practices for partnering with technology companies to design and conduct research.

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Teaching and Training for Professionals
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Provides instruction on how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

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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.

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Essentials of Research Administration
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This course provides an overview of research administration.

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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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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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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.

Content Contributor Tamiko Eto

Tamiko Eto, MS, CIP

Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

As Acting Director at SRI International, Office of Research Integrity, Tamiko was responsible for the administrative leadership and direction of SRI's HRPP. Now, in the Divison of Research, she continues working closely with researchers in addressing the ethical and regulatory challenges in AI Human Subject Research (AIHSR) and healthcare.

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Kimberly Ray, BS

Clinical Research Consultant

Kimberly has more than 30 years’ experience in clinical research. She is retired from IQVIA where she was vice president of site and patient networks and successfully led IQVIA’s site network, Avacare. She is now a clinical research consultant and an advisory board member for Kits4Life.

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Suzanne Cashman, ScD, MS

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Suzanne Cashman is Professor and Director of Community Health in the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health where she has leadership responsibilities for developing the Department’s community health agenda and builds partnerships with community organizations.

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Marie Jackson, PhD, MBA

LeBonheur Children's Hospital

Inspired by the possibility of being part of medical discoveries, Dr. Jackson's thirty-year clinical research journey includes stops at University of Pittsburgh, Emory University, Harbor-UCLA, City of Hope, Amgen, Allergan, and most recently Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis where she oversees all research activities for the health system.

In Our Learners' Words

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Myrene M.

Associate Faculty

The course materials are brief and clear. Such brevity and clarity are perfect for those who are busy with other duties at work and provide for a more friendly and less overwhelming task. I love the quizzes because I can learn from my mistakes. After submitting the quiz, the correct and wrong answers are explained. This reinforces learning.

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Julie S.

Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Research Fellow

These courses were easy to access and succinct, which made a review of the Belmont Report key tenets, as well as the review of differences between practice and research, a focused and time efficient endeavor.

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Student

I like the opportunity to be able to read/review CITI study notes at any time.

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Motunrayo O.

Professor

Very educative course. It was insightful and informative. I learned and relearned a lot.

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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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New Course – Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings
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New Course – Controlled Substances in Clinical Research Settings

This in-depth course provides learners with an overview of the U.S. federal and select state laws and regulations that govern the use of controlled substances in clinical research, including the requirements for their acquisition, usage, storage, final disposition, and recordkeeping.

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New Resource and Request for Input on NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing
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New Resource and Request for Input on NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

As part of the push to implement the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy on January 25, 2023, the NIH has released Informed Consent for...

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Free Live Webinar – A 21st Century Approach to ADA Compliance: Equity and Access
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Free Live Webinar – A 21st Century Approach to ADA Compliance: Equity and Access

In this webinar, we will explore strategies to address the inequities that exist within research practices to ensure the ethical inclusion of subjects in clinical trials.

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