Training and Education

IRB Basic Training

CITI Training

What is CITI training?
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI), a non-profit organization sponsored by the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), provides the training needed to ensure that all investigators and research study personnel who collect, access and analyze data, meet the minimum Federal standards to protect the privacy of patients and protected health information as set forth by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that regulates the use/disclosure of an individual’s health information.

Do I need to take CITI training?
Investigators and study personnel doing research involving human subjects must take CITI training before receiving IRB approval, and become re-certified at minimum every three years.

How do I register for CITI training?
Investigators and key personnel can access CITI training by going to their website at:

Which CITI courses do I need to take?
Investigators and key study personnel need to take the appropriate courses listed on the GU CITI training page.

My study is exempt. Do I still need to take CITI training?
Yes. Even if a study is exempt, CITI training is required.

What if I have already taken CITI training at another institution?
CITI training completed under another institution may be transferable. To transfer previously completed modules GU will need to be added as an affiliated institution to your existing CITI account. Once added you will need to sign up for the GU required course and CITI will automatically pull over the completed modules from your past institution giving you credit for any modules that align with the GU CITI requirements. You would then need to complete any outstanding GU CITI required modules. More information on how to update your affiliated institution in CITI can be found on the CITI Support page.

What is the passing score?
A score of 80% is required to pass; module quizzes can be retaken if you did not score 100%.

How long does the training last, and does it need to be taken all at once?
The training will take approximately 1.5-2 hours and can be started or stopped at any time

Clinical Research Coordinator Seminar Series (CRCSS)

The Clinical Research Coordinator Seminar Series is held once a month on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET. This series is designed for Clinical Research Professionals and other vested in the care of research participants. The series provides opportunities for professional development as well as updates on GU policies, procedures and operations related to clinical research.

Registration for the monthly CRCSS meeting: Add this event to your calendar (new window)


The On-Line Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore) is a comprehensive web-based suite of research modules that integrates all of the components of research activity administered by MedStar Health facilities, all affiliated and satellite locations, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Georgetown University Medical Center. The system is designed to serve the needs of research teams, departments and support the continued strengthening of standards for efficiency, safety, quality, and compliance. More information regarding OnCore can be found on the OnCore™ Clinical Trial Management System page.

OnCore training: Please contact Tessa Impallaria ( to register for a training session.