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The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.

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Successfully Developing and Deploying Digital Clinical Measures

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Provides an overview of successful remote monitoring across clinical research, clinical care, and public health.

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Importance of Peer Review and Data Validation in Research

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This webinar covers the types, limits, and ethical guidelines of peer review along with federal regulations and criteria for evaluating proposals.

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FERPA and Online Learning in the Time of COVID-19

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This webinar covers student data privacy issues with online learning including compliance with FERPA and other regulations.

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IRB Administrator Professional Development and Self-Advocacy

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Learn how to grow and develop yourself as an IRB administrator.

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Working with Your IRB

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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Participating in Vaccine Research (Free Webinar)

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Learn about what to expect when participating in vaccine research.

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COVID-19 and Human Research Protection Programs

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This webinar reviews how a human research protection program (HRPP) responded to and dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

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Nuts & Bolts of Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

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Explores aspects of virtual IRB meetings including the benefits, tech setup, documentation, and more particularly during a disaster.

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COVID-19: Insights for Higher Ed Leaders (Free Course)

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Gain insights to guide strategic planning surrounding COVID-19 operations in Higher Ed.

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Accreditation 101 for New and Adjunct Faculty

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Learn about the importance of accreditation and the role you may plan in your institution’s annual accreditation renewal process.

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Title IX and the New Regulations

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Discusses key elements of the new 2020 regulations, how they affect the institutional community, and what you should know to implement best practices into revised Title IX procedures and policies.

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International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

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Discusses different visa types pertaining to international students and their effect on student activities on and off campus.

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Remote Contact Tracing
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Train individuals to conduct remote contact tracing for COVID-19 according to an established protocol and using evidence-based practices.

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Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

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Provides faculty, staff, and students with an overview of U.S. export control regulations and their application to various activities within institutions of higher education.

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Informed Consent and Research with Wearable Tech

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Explore informed consent issues with wearable tech research.

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Informed Consent and Clinical Investigations: A Focus on the Process

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Explores current challenges and improvement strategies related to informed consent.

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COVID-19: Ethical Care and Workforce Concerns

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Reviews public health duties, resources challenges, workforce response, and collaborating with regional hospitals.

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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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Covers various technologies and their associated ethical issues and governance approaches.

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Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

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Explore key ethical, export, security, intellectual property, and transparency requirements related to international engagement.

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Conflict Management

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Provides an overview of conflict, types of conflict, conflict styles, communication styles, and intervention strategies.

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Technology Transfer

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An introduction for researchers on university technology transfer and commercialization processes.

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Teaching and Training for Professionals

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Provides instruction on how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Learn about the FCPA, violations, mitigation, and monitoring best practices for your university or research organization.

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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Foundations

CME/CEU

This course provides basic CRC training.

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Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise

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This course offers information about disaster planning and business continuity to those responsible for research oversight.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration

CME/CEU

This course offers a comprehensive review of the critical areas associated with IRB and IRB office operations.

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GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Biologics (ICH)

CME/CEU

Ideal for individuals proposing to conduct clinical trials of drugs and biologics in the U.S. or internationally.

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GCP for Clinical Investigations of Drugs and Devices (FDA)

CME/CEU

Ideal for individuals proposing to conduct clinical trials of drugs, biologics, and devices primarily in the U.S.

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Essentials of Research Administration

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of research administration.

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Clinical Trial Billing Compliance (CTBC)

CME/CEU

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain compliance and best practices associated with clinical research billing.

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Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for social-behavioral-educational researchers.

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure

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A video-enhanced guide to compliance with the FDAAA Final Rule and NIH Policy on clinical trial disclosure.

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Biomedical Principal Investigator

CME/CEU

This role-based course covers supervision, delegation, management, reports, and communication for investigators.

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Working with Your IRB

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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Participating in Vaccine Research (Free Webinar)

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Learn about what to expect when participating in vaccine research.

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Informed Consent and Research with Wearable Tech

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Explore informed consent issues with wearable tech research.

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Informed Consent and Clinical Investigations: A Focus on the Process

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Explores current challenges and improvement strategies related to informed consent.

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Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for biomedical researchers.

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FDA Inspections: From Site Preparation to Response

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Covers regulatory inspections of clinical investigators and sites, including mock inspections, 482s, 483s, warning letters, communication, and CAPA plans.

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Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

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Explore key ethical, export, security, intellectual property, and transparency requirements related to international engagement.

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Technology Transfer

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An introduction for researchers on university technology transfer and commercialization processes.

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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)

CME/CEU

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skill base necessary for being a successful healthcare ethics committee member.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

CME/CEU

This course covers the core requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Conflicts of Interest (COI) Basic

CME/CEU

This course provides foundational training on the PHS regulations associated with financial conflicts of interests.

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Information Security

CME/CEU

This course provides information on basic techniques for data and device security, including email and mobile devices.

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Health Privacy (HIPAA)

CME/CEU

This course is intended to cover the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

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Bioethics

CME/CEU

This course provides learners with a review of contemporary bioethics issues.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Subject Protections

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Explores the current protections, regulatory elements, and ethics tools associated with protecting human subjects in light of AI research.

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Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing

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Explore the ethical and policy issues that CRISPR gene editing presents in this engaging webinar.

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Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)

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A focused discussion for individuals who work with federally sponsored awards, PIs, and other members of the research team.

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False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations

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This course provides an introduction to the False Claims Act ideally suited for faculty, researchers, and staff at research organizations.

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GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

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Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations

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Covers various technologies and their associated ethical issues and governance approaches.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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Export Compliance (EC) Basic

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of export compliance regulations along with information specifically tailored for certain roles and responsibilities.

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Working with Genetically Modified Mice in Research Settings

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This course provides training on working with genetically modified mice in research settings.

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Working with the IACUC

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This course provides basic training on the protection of animal subjects used in research.

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Health Privacy (HIPAA)

CME/CEU

This course is intended to cover the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

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Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for social-behavioral-educational researchers.

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Protocol Registration & Results Disclosure

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A video-enhanced guide to compliance with the FDAAA Final Rule and NIH Policy on clinical trial disclosure.

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Semiannual Evaluations In Depth

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This course provides IACUC members and administrators with more in-depth information about the conduct of semiannual evaluations.

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Initial Biosafety Training

CME/CEU

This course offers initial training for researchers handling biohazards in a research or clinical laboratory.

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Laboratory Chemical Safety

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This course covers the fundamental safety practices for working with hazardous chemicals in the laboratory.

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Working with Your IRB

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Strategies to work with your reviewing IRB.

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Participating in Vaccine Research (Free Webinar)

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Learn about what to expect when participating in vaccine research.

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COVID-19: Insights for Higher Ed Leaders (Free Course)

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Gain insights to guide strategic planning surrounding COVID-19 operations in Higher Ed.

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Accreditation 101 for New and Adjunct Faculty

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Learn about the importance of accreditation and the role you may plan in your institution’s annual accreditation renewal process.

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Title IX and the New Regulations

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Discusses key elements of the new 2020 regulations, how they affect the institutional community, and what you should know to implement best practices into revised Title IX procedures and policies.

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Export Compliance: An Overview for Staff, Students, and Faculty

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Provides faculty, staff, and students with an overview of U.S. export control regulations and their application to various activities within institutions of higher education.

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Informed Consent and Research with Wearable Tech

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Explore informed consent issues with wearable tech research.

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Informed Consent and Clinical Investigations: A Focus on the Process

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Explores current challenges and improvement strategies related to informed consent.

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Biomedical (Biomed) Basic

CME/CEU

This course covers the core human subjects research topics for biomedical researchers.

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GDPR for Research and Higher Ed

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Overview of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Learn about the FCPA, violations, mitigation, and monitoring best practices for your university or research organization.

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Observational Research Protocols: An Introduction

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Essentials of observational research protocol design and development.

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Essentials of Research Administration

CME/CEU

This course provides an overview of research administration.

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Institutional/Signatory Official: Human Subjects Research

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Provides a foundational training for institutional/signatory officials on their roles and responsibilities as part of an HRPP.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair

CME/CEU

This course provides detailed training for current and future Institutional Review Board (IRB) chairs.

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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced

CME/CEU

This course provides clinical research professionals with advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials.

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Research Study Design

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This course provides learners with an understanding of how to improve study design, collect and analyze data, and promote reproducible research.

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Essentials of Statistical Analysis: Complete (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

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Teaches learners the essentials of statistical analysis.

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Essentials of Grant Proposal Development

CME/CEU

This course provides a step-by-step guide to help simplify the grant writing process.

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IACUC Administration

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This course provides a comprehensive review of IACUC administration, including the IACUC administrator’s specific roles and responsibilities in an animal care and use program.

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Biosafety Officer Training – Basic

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This course offers an Introduction to biosafety for new biosafety officers and other environmental health and safety professionals.

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IRB Administrator Professional Development and Self-Advocacy

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Learn how to grow and develop yourself as an IRB administrator.

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Social Media and Research Recruiting

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Discusses social media use in research recruiting.

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Medical Marijuana: A Budding Field of Research

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Discuss unique challenges and issues as well as considerations for IRB review and steps for getting started in medical marijuana research.

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Running a Virtual IRB Meeting

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Explore different elements associated with running an IRB meeting in a virtual environment, including key areas for IRB chairs, members, and staff.

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Accreditation 101 for New and Adjunct Faculty

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Learn about the importance of accreditation and the role you may plan in your institution’s annual accreditation renewal process.

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International Students in U.S. Higher Ed

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Discusses different visa types pertaining to international students and their effect on student activities on and off campus.

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Remote Contact Tracing
(Free Course)

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Train individuals to conduct remote contact tracing for COVID-19 according to an established protocol and using evidence-based practices.

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Conflict Management

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Provides an overview of conflict, types of conflict, conflict styles, communication styles, and intervention strategies.

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Teaching and Training for Professionals

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Provides instruction on how to improve your teaching and training skills in a variety of settings.

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Meet A Few Of Our Expert Authors and Presenters

Our courses are built by over 150 highly qualified experts and rigorously peer reviewed to incorporate various perspectives and ensure accuracy, completeness, and overall quality.

Carrie Thomas, BS MT(ASCP), CSSGB

Carrie Thomas, BS MT(ASCP), CSSGB

Moffitt Cancer Center

Carrie serves as the FDA Regulatory Liaison at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) in Tampa, FL. She provides FDA regulatory oversight for all clinical trial activities conducted under MCC Investigator held Investigational New Drug and Investigational Device Exemptions.

Andrea Rossing McDowell, MS, MA, PhD

Andrea Rossing McDowell, MS, MA, PhD

Seattle University

Andrea Rossing McDowell, PhD, is the IRB Administrator at Seattle University, where she also teaches Business Communication and Editing, and occasionally Russian literature. Dr. McDowell has guided the SU IRB in streamlining review and approval processes, while increasing compliance awareness. She regularly presents on human subjects issues at multiple conferences.

Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP

Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP, is an IRB Chair with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at Mount Sinai and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Clarkson University-Mount Sinai Program in Bioethics.

Sally Weinstein, PhD

Sally Weinstein, PhD

University of Illinois Medical Center

Sally Weinstein, PhD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Associate Director of the University of Illinois Center on Depression and Resilience (UICDR).

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Consultant Surgeon

“My interest in carrying out unbiased research has been heightened.”

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