Training Table List

Summary of Research Training Courses

Training Course                 

Human Subject Research

 Animal Research

All Others Involved in Research Activities

Required Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
               
Conflict of Interest (CITI)
Required if externally funded or meet other criteria
(rec-certification every 4 years)
              
Use and Care of Laboratory Animals (ISER)
(re-certification every 4 years)
   
Animal Species Specific (ISER)
Limited Animal Species Specific (CITI)

(re-certification every 4 years)
     
Human Subject Protections (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
     

Training Course

Human Subject Research

Animal Research

All Others Involved in Research Activities

Research Specific Training

Biosafety-NIH Guidelines (ISER)
Required if research involves recombinant and/or synthetic (or both) nucleic acid molecules
(no re-certifcation required)
Clinical Research Coordinator (CITI)
Optional course for study coordinators
(no re-certifcation required)
   
Clinical Trial Billing Compliance (CITI)
Optional course for individuals responsible for billing research procedures
(no re-certifcation required)
   
Use of Controlled Substances in Basic and Animal Research (Available on ISER or CITI)
Required for all individuals listed on IACUC protocols that entail the use of controlled substances;
Recommended for basic scientists who use controlled substances
(re-certification every 4 years)
 
Environmental Health & Safety
Required based on use of chemical or biohazardous materials (including biologic specimens)
(Varied re-certifcation requirements)
Export Controls (CITI)
Optional module to understand federal regulations related to export controls
(no re-certifcation required)
Good Clinical Practice (CITI)
Required if engaged in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials
(re-certification every 3 years)
   
Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) (CITI)
Required for all research or clinical use of HUDs at UPMC
(no re-certifcation required)
   
Human Stem Cell Research (CITI)
Required if submitting hSCRO application
(no re-certifcation required)
International Research (CITI)
Required if conducting research outside the US
(re-certification every 4 years)
     
Privacy & Information Security (CITI)
Required if accessing protected health information
 (re-certification every 4 years)
 
Radiation Safety
Required if using radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment
(re-certification every 3 years)
Research with Children (CITI)
The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC requires this module be completed for all research conducted at their site.
 (re-certification every 4 years)
   
Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI)      version
Internet-Based Studies in Education and Research (ISER)   
(9.3.2019)