Do you have questions about CITI courses?


Are you currently registered or interested in taking a CITI Canada course? N2 fulfills the Helpdesk functions for all questions or queries related to CITI Canada.  Please contact shelley.king@n2canada or 519-777-7716 for assistance.

Here is a list of questions to commonly asked questions…



Exciting CITI News!

N2 is pleased to announce the release of the ICH E6 R2-GCP updated Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basic Course. The 10-module course is now available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Previously 13-modules, this 10-module course discusses good clinical practice as it relates to clinical trials. The discussion is focused on the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH)-E6 (R2) guidelines and applicable regulations in Canada such as Health Canada-Division 5, and The Tri-Council Policy Statement 2.

This is significant in that N2 has worked with TransCelerate to assure that the high-quality CITI Canada GCP course accessible to N2 members meets their standards. This means if you are working with a TransCelerate affiliated company you can assure them that your CITI Canada training has formal approval and recognition from TransCelerate. Meeting TransCelerate training criteria is the latest milestone in a trend that has seen many biopharmaceutical companies as well as research networks, hospitals and universities accept the CITI Canada GCP course as their gold standard.

For more information please review the article “How to Determine if a GCP Course Meets TransCelerate BioPharma Minimum Criteria” which provides a brief overview of the TransCelerate certification.

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Apply for the first annual Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award

N2 is proud to announce the first annual Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award.

The selected speaker will receive a $2,500 honorarium and will be invited to give a talk on their chosen topic at the N2 annual meeting February 2021.

All applications for the 2021 Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award must be received electronically by 5:00 pm EST on January 15, 2021.

Submissions can be e-mailed to N2 at with the subject line “Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award Submission.”

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The Paddi O’Hara Annual Lecture Award has been established by the Network of Networks (N2) and Paddi’s family to honour the life of Paddi O’Hara and her contributions to N2.

Paddi was a uniquely bright and engaging person with a passion for family, friends and for her tireless work in research ethics.  Despite facing her own personal challenges, she was always ready to lend her support to people and causes she held dear.  Her generosity as a teacher and colleague led to many fruitful collaborations over the years, including her work with N2.

Paddi led the implementation of the N2-Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) education program in Canada and served as the chair of the N2 Education Committee. Paddi’s leadership and dedication in bioethics course development were instrumental in creating the N2 CITI Canada program that is now used across Canada to support high quality ethical research practice.
This award was established in Paddi’s memory in an effort to continually shine a light on the importance of advancing ethical clinical research practice and education.  It will recognize an applicant addressing a topic in clinical research education or research ethics. The award will be granted at the N2 annual meeting to the successful applicant following a competitive application process conducted by N2.





Courses The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training courses, recognized by TransCelerate, are part of an extensive, trackable, accredited online training program customized for the Canadian clinical research infrastructure. Please allow a...

Changes to fee structures effective April 1st

We are pleased to announce that N2 is switching to a Canadian cloud-based membership management platform.

This will allow you to access your N2 membership invoice and update pertinent contact information electronically. To transition into this service:

The main N2 representative will receive two emails this week: one will be an invitation to log in and update your site’s profile information; the second will be an N2 annual membership renewal fee invoice.

If you don’t receive either of these emails, please first check your junk mail as some institutional firewalls have a strong filter. If you have not received either email, please contact

If another contact from your site should receive the dues invoice, please contact with the information

The invoice can either be paid online or printed off for cheque request.

As indicated in the attached memo that was circulated in July 2018, as of April 1, 2019 N2 will apply a Cost of Living Adjustment of 2% per year to the N2 membership fee, consistent with common business practices. In addition, we are instituting a base membership that will include access to the following CITI Canada courses:

• Good Clinical Practice (Basic and Refresher French and English)
• Responsible Conduct of Research
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods
• Health Canada Division 5 (French and English)

If you wish to access additional courses, you will be able to add any of these CITI Canada programs: Basic Biomedical Research Ethics and Social and Behavioural Research Ethics for $500+tax and Privacy for $500+tax for site access from our website over the coming weeks. In keeping with access to CITI courses, this fee will cover unlimited access for unlimited learners at your site.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen Arts, at or Shelley King at