Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)


Spectrum serves faculty and clinical research personnel at Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

Services Provided
  • Budget & Billing Support
  • Regulatory/Compliance Support
  • Training & Education
  • Point of Contact for questions about clinical research

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Operations, Training & Compliance
800 Welch Road
MC: 5737
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax (650) 723-8552

CITI training is required human subjects training for all staff working on a research project (all investigators and other study personnel, including all persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting of a research project).

Stanford provides access to the required training through an interactive online tutorial, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

CITI offers a Basic (initial) course and then a Refresher course. Training is required every three years (two years for VA).

Key Points
  • CITI training is required (without exception)
  • Key personnel is defined in the University Research Policy Handbook.

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