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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Training

Marywood's required research training is provided online through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Courses consist of several modules followed by brief quizzes. Each course can be completed in approximately 2-4 hours.  

Completion of the training is a one-time requirement and does not expire.   CITI New Learner Account Registration

Although accepted, IRB and IACUC Committee Member and Staff training is not a requirement for researchers and their sponsors.  Unless you are a member or staff of the IRB, ERC, or IACUC, please be careful not to choose this option. 

Questions?  Contact the Director of Research Compliance via e-mail or telephone (570) 340-6031.

 

CITI TRAINING - CHART OF COURSES

Human Research Curriculum

(HRC)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Biomedical

Biomedical

Vertebrate Animal

 

Clinical Trial
For investigators involving FDA covered drugs or devices only; such researchers must complete this and the Biomedical tracks.

Social & Behavioral

Vertebrate Animal (Student)

Physical Sciences

Non-Vertebrate Animal

 

Social & Behavioral

 

Humanities

Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Fine Arts, etc.

Use of Animals for Teaching Demonstrations

 

IRB Staff & Members

For individuals who serve on the IRB or office staff ONLY; course covers Biomedical and Social/Behavioral research.

 

IACUC Members & Staff

For individuals who serve on the IACUC or office staff ONLY

Basic Courses: Human Research Curriculum

All researchers and research personnel are required to complete a basic course in research ethics education. Register for basic courses at www.citiprogram.org

Training in the protection of human subjects includes topics such as:

  • History and Ethical Principles
  • Assessing Risk
  • HIPAA
  • Confidentiality
  • Informed Consent


Training in ethical animal research includes:

  • Federal Mandates
  • Housing of Animals
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Monitoring for Pain and Distress

Basic Course Policies:

Policy on Educational Training in Human Participants Protection for Investigators

Educational Training in Human Participants Protection for IRB Members and IRB Administrative Personnel

Policy on Educational Training in Animal Research


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course

All researchers, sponsors, and ERC, IACUC, and IRB committee members must complete this course. The RCR course may be completed at www.citiprogram.org

CITI provides four different RCR training courses, please choose one of the following:

  • Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
  • Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
  • Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
  • Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course (researchers from the areas of Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Fine Arts, etc.)

Training Topics include:

  • Data management
  • Responsible Authorship
  • Collaborative Research
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Mentoring

 

 


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs | Keith J. O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, Room 214 | (570) 340-6088 | research@marywood.edu