The CITI Program is designed to help researchers understand the rules, regulations, ethics, and laws surrounding human subject research. Many of our programs will require you to earn a CITI Training Certificate before you start your research. While the requirements are program specific (and will be included in your program of study), the CITI Website also offers insight and information as to the purpose and need for human subject protection. We invite you to explore their website and learn more:
CITI Program Mission Statement
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organizations and individual learners.
These materials are designed and regularly updated to:
- Enhance the knowledge and professionalism of investigators, staff, and students conducting research in the United States and internationally
- Educate members, administrators, and leadership of ethics committees that review and oversee research
- Promote ethical research at organizations through the education of research administrators and organizational leadership