Training Table List

Summary of Research Training Courses

Required Training

Training Course Human Subject Research Animal Research All Others Involved in Research Activities
Responsible Conduct of Research (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
x x x
Conflict of Interest (CITI)
Required if externally funded or meet other criteria
(re-certification every 4 years)
x x x
Working with Small Animals or Working with Large Animals (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
  x  
Animal Species Specific (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
  x  
Human Subject Protections (CITI)
(re-certification every 4 years)
x    

Research Specific Training

Training Course Human Subject Research Animal Research All Others Involved in Research Activities
Biosafety-NIH Guidelines (ISER)
Required if research involves recombinant and/or synthetic (or both) nucleic acid molecules
(no re-certifcation required)
x x x
Clinical Research Coordinator (CITI)
Optional course for study coordinators
(no re-certifcation required)
x    
Clinical Trial Billing Compliance (CITI)
Optional course for individuals responsible for billing research procedures
(no re-certifcation required)
x    
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)
  x x
Required based on use of chemical or biohazardous materials (including biologic specimens)
(varied re-certifcation requirements)
x x x
Export Controls (CITI)
Optional course to understand federal regulations related to export controls
(no re-certifcation required)
x x x
Good Clinical Practice (CITI)
Required if engaged in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials
(re-certification every 3 years)
x    
Good Laboratory Practice (CITI)
Optional course for personnel engaged in non-human based safety studies requiring observance to the FDA’s Animal Efficacy Rule, GCLP, and investigators engaged with CROs to perform regulated nonclinical safety testing.
(annual re-certifcation)
    x
Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) (CITI)
Required for all research or clinical use of HUDs at UPMC
(no re-certifcation required)
x    
Human Stem Cell Research (CITI)
Required if submitting hSCRO application
(no re-certifcation required)
x x x
International Research (CITI)
Required if conducting research outside the US
(re-certification every 4 years)
x    
Privacy & Information Security (CITI)
Required if accessing protected health information
((re-certification every 4 years)
x   x
Required if using radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment
(re-certification every 3 years)
x x x
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)
x    
Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI)
Internet-Based Studies in Education and Research (ISER)