Prerequisites for Conducting Clinical Research

Below is a guide to the minimum requirements necessary in order to participate in clinical research projects at Jefferson.

A. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training

  1. Biomedical Research Certification (HIPPA incl.) 7 modules
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) 14 modules

B. Disclosure of COI: Done Annually Via an Online System

  • Jefferson Faculty and Employees – Complete annually via online system
  • COI Smart
  • Contact:
  • Jefferson Students: email
    • Provide your name, (and campus key if you have one), email address, institution or school you are associated with
    • You will receive an email from the COI-SMART System with instructions to gain access to submit your disclosure
  • For more information:

Important Jefferson Links

This training is for anyone who ships infectious materials (pathogens, human tissues, or blood, etc), whether research or clinically related. It is based on IATA's "Dangerous Goods Regulations", 59th edition. An exam is given at the end of the course.


Sue Gotta, MS
Institutional Biosafety Officer

Office of Human Research (OHR) aka IRB
Kyle Conner, MA, CIP
Associate Director, OHR

*Updated July 30, 2021