Compliance Training

 

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Training For Research Involving Human Subjects

All researchers conducting research involving the use of human subjects must complete CITI before the Kent State Institutional Review Board (IRB) will approve a project. This includes:

  • Investigators conducting biomedical research must complete the Biomedical Research Investigators course.
  • Investigators conducting social, behavioral or educational research must complete the Social & Behavioral Research Investigators course.
  • HIPAA - if you are accessing HIPAA regulated information you must complete Information Privacy Security for Researchers in addition Biomed or SBR training.   
  • Faculty requiring students to conduct research for a course must require students to complete Students Conducting No More than Minimal Risk Research.
  • CITI Help document How to add a human subjects training course

Training is valid for three years and can be updated by completing the applicable refresher course. 

Training for Research Involving Animals

Before the IACUC approves research involving the use of animals, all investigators and key personnel must complete:

Refresher Course When Your Training has Expired

  1. Log into CITI training site.
  2. Click on Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups for Kent State University.
  3. Choose the Human Subjects radio button; then Next.
  4. Choose the Social and Behavioral Research Investigators or Biomedical Investigators radio button; then Next. The refresher course will be added to the “My Courses” section.

CITI Training for Responsible Conduct of Research

All undergraduate students, graduate assistants and postdoctoral fellows supported by National Science Foundation funding must complete CITI RCR training. 

If you have completed the CITI course at another institution and within the past three years, in most cases your credit can be transferred and merged with a Kent State CITI account by completing these steps:

  1. Log into CITI using your previous institution’s log-in credentials.
  2. From the Main Menu on your profile click on the link “Click here to affiliate with another institution.”
  3. In the Search for Organization box type and choose “Kent State University.”

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 330-672-2070 if you have questions.

HOW TO CHOOSE A CITI MODULE

  1. Choose Responsible Conduct of Research from the list of training topics.
  2. You may select any subject matter area but we suggest choosing the field that best matches your discipline. The choices are:
  • Biomedical
  • Social and Behavioral
  • Physical Science
  • Humanities

CITI Training for Financial Conflict of Interest

All investigators supported by Public Health Service (PHS) funding, including funding from the National Institutes of Health, are required to complete CITI FCOI training. 

If you have completed the CITI course at another institution and within the past three years, in most cases your credit can be transferred and merged with a Kent State CITI account by completing these steps:

  1. Log into CITI using your previous institution’s log-in credentials.
  2. From the Main Menu on your profile click on the link “Click here to affiliate with another institution.”
  3. In the Search for Organization box type and choose “Kent State University.”

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 330-672-2070 if you have questions.

Lab Safety Training

All faculty, principal investigators, staff, students and volunteers who will be working in a research laboratory must complete safety training before beginning their lab research.  Those using radioactive materials must also attend training before beginning their work; the radioactive training must be completed annually.

Research training areas include:

  • CITI Laboratory Chemical Safety Module which addresses general chemical safey concepts that include chemical storage and segrgation, emergency planning, chemical fume hoods, hazard and risk assessment, PPE, lab waste managmenet, hazardous chemical transport and, and compressed gas cyinder safety.
  • Radioactive Materials Training - includes ionizing radiation fundamentals, radiation training for non-radiation workers, and regulatory requirements.
  • Biosafety Training - safe work practices in a biological lab.

Find more information on laboratory safety

Learn about Research Safety & Compliance