The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) Acquires the CITI Program (Jul 2016)

CITI Program, a division of BRANYBiomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY)

The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) acquired the CITI Program from the University of Miami on May 1, 2016. BRANY, a national organization providing research support services, was founded in 1998 by four leading academic research institutions (NYU School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Northwell Health) in the New York City area. CITI’s acquisition by this like-minded company will allow the CITI Program to maintain its commitment to providing customizable, high quality and cost effective research ethics education and compliance training for all members of the research team.

The CITI Program is the leading global provider of online research ethics education content and opportunities. As such, it is a perfect fit for BRANY, a leading provider of research support services to hospitals, academic medical centers and investigators. BRANY's services, which are designed to improve research efficiency and quality, include an array of outsourced clinical trial start up services such as IRB review, contracting, monitoring and Medicare coverage analysis. BRANY was the first IRB in New York to be accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Through its consulting division, the HRP Consulting Group, BRANY provides institutions with consulting services for human subject protection, accreditation preparation, and clinical research compliance. BRANY is also the developer of Protocol Builder®, a clinical protocol development tool for investigator-initiated research. BRANY is an expedited end-to-end solution for clinical trials.

The CITI Program has benefited greatly from your loyal support for the past 16 years while the Program was at the University of Miami. The CITI Program will continue its commitment to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise, by fostering integrity in the research community through its line of investigator-, student-, and administrator-focused e-learning tools and products.

I firmly believe that our acquisition by BRANY will permit CITI Program to enhance its already high profile in the research community, its high service levels and bring additional e-learning opportunities, featuring modern pedagogies to the global research community. The first change you will notice in Fall 2016 is a new, more modern look and feel to the CITI Program web site. Importantly, you will also see how the new CITI Program will offer greater benefit and value added to you, your students, and your researchers.


Paul Braunschweiger Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director CITI Program BRANY
Professor Emeritus, University of Miami

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