Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise

Provides information about disaster preparedness and business continuity planning in research.

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About this Course

Disaster preparedness and business continuity planning are essential for any research organization and required for organizations that receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Effective training on these topics helps organizations mitigate the risks of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-influenced disasters.

This course is suitable for learners seeking comprehensive education on what it takes to develop and implement a disaster preparedness and business continuity plan for their research organization. It complements the Disaster Response and Research Reactivation course, which provides strategies and information pertinent to disaster response and research reactivation.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Administrators, Individuals responsible for research oversight, Institutional/Signatory Officials, Investigators, Research Staff

Organizational Subscription Price: Included as part of the Disaster Planning and Response series, available as part of an organizational subscription package or for $675 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $165 per person

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Course Content

Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise: Overview

This module serves as an overview of disaster preparedness and business continuity planning for individuals who oversee research at their organization. It discusses potential disasters that may affect the research enterprise and effective strategies to mitigate their impact on organizational activities.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16693 (English)
Author(s): Roxanne R. Johnson, MSPH - Tulane University

Disaster Planning: Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator in Human Subjects Research

This module helps principal investigators and research teams anticipate and identify issues that need to be considered in order to protect and sustain the research program after a disaster. It includes a discussion of the key problems encountered during a disaster, regulatory requirements surrounding disaster-related events, and informational resources to mitigate and plan for disasters.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16795 (English)
Author(s): Brian J. Weimer, JD - Tulane University; Susan M. Miller, MD, MPH - Houston Methodist Research Institute

Disaster Planning: Animal Care and Use Research

This module examines disaster preparedness and business continuity planning for animal care and use programs. It discusses the regulatory requirements, guidelines, and other considerations for developing, implementing, and maintaining a disaster plan that meets the needs of an animal care and use program.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16750 (English)
Author(s): Susan Brust Silk, MS - Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH; Kathy Wadsworth, CPIA, CIP - CITI Program

Disaster Planning: Human Subjects Research

This module provides guidance for human research protection program (HRPP) staff and operations, in the event of an emergency or disaster that impacts or potentially closes their organization. It discusses disaster preparedness and business continuity planning issues that should be considered to protect research participants and the integrity of the research enterprise.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16694 (English)
Author(s): Roxanne R. Johnson, MSPH - Tulane University

Disaster Planning: Data Security

This module discusses issues that must be considered to protect the integrity of and access to data in the event of a disaster, whether that comes in the form of a natural disaster or intentional breaches in data security by humans.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16797 (English)
Author(s): Hunter Ely, CISSP, CFCE, GCIA, CRISC - Tulane University; Brian Weimer, JD - Tulane University

Disaster Planning: Biohazards, Valuable Biological Materials, and Select Agents

This module discusses the regulations pertinent to high-risk biohazardous agents and the requirement for an incident response plan when working with them. It examines the threats, risks, and vulnerabilities to an organization’s assets and biohazards. The module further describes the various aspects of disaster planning, including the range of stakeholders involved, the incident command system, and core elements of a written incident response plan.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16796 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University

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