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Research Education and Training

UMBC is charged with and committed to the education of faculty, students and staff in research regulatory requirements. This effort is accomplished through web-based training modules, workshops and class presentations to meet the needs of the research investigators.

Web-based training

UMBC uses two web based training formats to meet research compliance training requirements:

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NOTE: CITI’s Login and /Registration Process Changes on March 8, 2017 – see announcement

 

CITI is a protected site and to gain access, every new user must register. UMBC use Single Sign On (SSO) to gain access to CITI, receive training credit and verify CITI course completion in reporting systems. You must use your myUMBC login credentials to access the training modules in CITI.

Click on the CITI training links below for additional registration instructions for the specific modules.

Animal Care and Use Training (IACUC)

Who needs it  –  Personnel who work with/care for animals

Frequency – Repeat every three (3) years

Biosafety Training (IBC)

Who needs it – Personnel who work with recombinant DNA and biohazardous materials

Frequency – Annually

Financial Conflict of Interest Training (COI)

Who needs it – Personnel identified as “investigators”  PHS funded awards

Frequency – Repeat every four (4) years

Export Control Training

Who needs it – Personnel whose research activities that may be subject to U.S. export control regulations

Frequency – Repeat every two (2) years

Human Participant Use Training (IRB)

Who needs it – Personnel involved in human subjects research

Frequency – repeat every five (5) years

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Who needs it – Student and postdoctoral researchers working on an NSF or NIH-sponsored projects

Frequency – repeat every three (3) years

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WebnetTraining is a protected site and to gain access, every new user must register. UMBC personnel create a login name and password gain access to WebnetTraining, receive training credit and verify course completion in reporting systems. Click on the training links below for additional registration instructions for the specific modules.

Biosafety Training (IBC)

Who needs it – Personnel who work with recombinant DNA and biohazardous materials

Frequency – Annually

Occupational Safety and Health Training (IACUC)

Who needs it – Personnel who work with/care for animals

Frequency – Annually

Lab Health and Safety Training

Who needs it – Personnel who may be exposed to or work with chemicals or other hazardous materials

Frequency – Annually

Workshops and Presentations

The ORPC conducts scheduled “in-person” sessions on a variety of topics related to research compliance. Please click here for the current schedule.

Other UMBC research training opportunities and information

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Seminars and Workshops

Principal Investigator/Administrator Training