Training Opportunites

CITI Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is a mandatory education requirement for all individuals who will be involved in research at Tufts. There are 16 modules which cover topics related to the protection of human research subjects and identifiable data.

Please follow our instructions to register for CITI training and complete the Tufts-specific modules. If you have any questions, please contact James Kirchmeyer.

NIH Principal Investigator Training

This web-based training for Principal Investigators addresses one of the essential standards (training and education) approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for performing clinical research in the Intramural Research Program. All NIH intramural clinical principal investigators are required to take the course and successfully complete a final exam.

To access the web-based offering of this course, please visit:

Federal Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

FCOI training is required for Investigators before engaging in federally-funded research, every four years thereafter, and immediately under designated circumstances. This training is completed online through CITI. To take the COI mini-course, please follow our instructions for registering.

Good Clinical Practices (GCP)

GCP is an international ethical and scientific quality standard which assures the protection of research study participants. DRA requires all investigators and study team members who will be interacting with human subjects to complete this training before beginning study activities.  This training should be refreshed at least once every three 3 years in order remain current with regulations, standards and guidelines.

To complete the training, review the GCP slides, and complete a brief quiz. The completed quiz can be returned to Nicolette Kafasis. Please note that a grade of 75% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion.

OSHA Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Workplace Safety training (OSHA) is required for anyone involved in any patient care or whose job involves exposure to blood, saliva, bodily fluids. This training must be completed annually, and is available online. Contact Paula Callahan with any questions.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 gives patients a right to privacy and governs the use of protected health information (PHI) in research and clinical care. This training must be completed in order to request access to the AxiUm records system.

This training can be completed at any time through the website with log-in credentials. Please contact Wanda Johnson for more details and to receive log-in information.


Optional CPR training is available for all faculty or staff members. The training involves an on-line course with a written exam, followed by an in-person hands-on portion. Please contact Patti DiAngelis to receive an individual Key Code number in order to access the on-line training.