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All faculty, staff and students, who participate in the conduct of research, involving human subjects, are required to successfully complete the appropriate web based courses in CITI.

Research Training Requirements

(www.citiprogram.org)

Required Courses:

  • Basic Course in the Protection of Human Subjects (Question 1): required by all
    individuals participating in human subjects research. There are 3 different courses available
    based on the type of research the learner is involved. Pick the appropriate group (1, 2 or 3)
    as described on the CITI website. (expires in 3 years)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (question 3): required for all individuals, designated by
    the principal investigator, who are involved in basic /translational research AND all individuals listed on the Registration Form for IRB Review. (expires in 4 years)
  • Conflict of Interest Mini-Course (Question 5): required for all individuals, designated by
    the principal investigator, who are involved in basic / translational research. (expires in 4 years)
  • Good Clinical Practice (Question 4): required by all individuals participating in human
    subject’s clinical trial research that is funded by NIH. There are 4 different courses available
    based on the type of research the learner is involved. It is up to the PI to insure that all study
    staff has completed this NIH requirement. (expires in 3 years)
  • Lab Animal Welfare Course (Question 2): The Investigators, Staff and Students, basic
    course, is required for all individuals involved in animal research. Individuals must complete
    all modules related to the species with which they will be working. Finally, if an individual
    will participate in a project that includes rodent survival surgery and lacks previous rodent
    surgical experience, s/he must complete the Aseptic Surgery module.
  • Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials (Question 6): required for
    individuals involved with shipping infectious substances (including bacteria, viruses,
    rickettsiae, parasites, fungi, prion or other agents). (expires in 3 years)
    Contact: Environmental Health & Safety

Other Courses Available:

* We have made the following courses available as various sponsors/funding agencies may
require completion. These are periodically updated.

• COVID-19: Back to Campus and Remote Contact Tracing
• Healthcare Ethics Committee
• Good Clinical Practice
• Humanitarian Use Devise (HUDs)
• Consent and Subject Recruitment Challenges: Remuneration
• Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)
• Spanish Courses
• Export Compliance
• Clinical Trials Billing Compliance (CTBC)
• GDPR & Human Subjects Research in the U.S.
• Protocol Registration and Results Summary Disclosure in ClinicalTrials.gov


Additional Education Materials:

Suggested Reading

  • The CRC's Guide to Coordinating Clinical Research 
    by Karen E. Woodin
  • Protecting Study Volunteers in Research: A Manual for Investigative Sites
    by Cynthia M. Dunn and Gary L. Chadwick
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