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Compliance Training Guidance

Compliance Training Guidance

Compliance
Training /
Course
Required

Who is required  to take the training?

Completion
Deadline

Frequency

 Where and How the training is completed

ALL Types of Research: Responsible Conduct of Research Any person doing research, or working on a thesis, dissertation, or externally funded project Prior to working on:
  • Research projects
  • Grant-funded projects
  • Thesis or dissertation
  • Protocol application for IRB, IACUC, & IBC
Every 3 years Online: CITI
Human Subjects Research:  "Social and Behavioral" Research Investigators Any person doing research, or working on a thesis, dissertation, or externally funded project that involves human subjects (surveys, interviews, certain archival data, and any human participants) Prior to working on:     
  • Research projects
  • Grant-funded projects
  • Thesis or dissertation
  • Protocol  application for IRB
Every 3 years Online: CITI
Lab Animals or Farm Animals"Working with the IACUC" and courses specific to the research being conducted Any person doing research, or working on a thesis, dissertation, or externally funded project that involves the care and/or use of animals Prior to working on:
  • Research projects
  • Grant-funded projects 
  • Thesis or  dissertation  
  • Protocol application for IACUC
Every 3 years Online: CITI

Biosafety/Biosecurity:"Introduction to Biosafety"

and

“Basic Biosafety Training” 

Any person doing research, or working on a thesis, dissertation, or externally funded project that involves  select agents (cells, pathogens, DNA and RNA) Prior to working on:
  • Research projects
  • Grant-funded projects
  • Thesis or  dissertation
  • Protocol application for IBC
Every 1 year Online: CITI
Export Controls (2111212) A faculty/staff member responsible for research or grant funded projects that involve pre-publication approval from the sponsor; encrypted software or encryption products;  weapons,  or research that can be utilized by the military or in space; shipping items to foreign countries  Prior to working on:
  • Research projects
  • Grant-funded projects
  • Thesis or dissertation
Every 2 years Online: CITI or in TrainTraq/SSO
Time & Effort
Reporting (2111113)
Any person working on an externally funded project Prior to working on:
  • Grant-funded projects  
Every 3 years Online: TrainTraq/SSO
Financial Conflict of Interest (2111716) A faculty member, staff member, or Graduate Assistant Researcher (GAR) who is paid to work on an externally funded project Prior to working on:
  • Grant-funded projects  
Every 4 years Online: TrainTraq/SSO

Course Completion Requirements:

CITI training courses must be completed with a minimum score of 80%. The course may be repeated as necessary to achieve the 80% score.  The time to complete the training modules can vary from 4-6 and 6-8 hours.  Individuals may exit and resume the training at any time. At the time a training is successfully completed, the certificate of completion can be printed by the trainee. A notification will be sent to you prior to the expiration of your training.  At anytime, you may return to the training modules and print a certificate or update your email address.

Access and Instructions for Compliance Trainings:

Animal Care and Use

Biosafety / Biosecurity

Export Controls

Financial Conflict of Interest

Human Subjects Research

Responsible Conduct of Research

Time and Effort

Face-to-Face Training

Face-to-Face trainings are usually available twice every year for the Biosafety, Responsible Conduct of Research and Protection of Human Subjects courses. To find out when the next Face-to-Face training will be offered, please visit the Trainings and Workshops page. 

If you have any questions please contact Glenda Denton, 903-886-5766 or email her at Glenda.Denton@tamuc.edu.