State-of-Art Compliance Training at EWU

EWU has become a member of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) making available state-of-the-art on-line training in the major research compliance areas of Animal Care and Use, Human Subjects in Research, Privacy/Protected Health Information and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). CITI was founded in March 2000 as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop a web-based training program initially on human subjects research. Since then, CITI has added training modules in all the major areas of research compliance and is subscribed to by more than 1100 universities and federal and state agencies.

The training is required for members of the university’s research oversight committees and for faculty, staff and students working on federally funded research projects. Faculty, staff, university clinicians and students who are not required to complete the training but who would like to have more knowledge on RCR and related topics may also access and complete the training modules.

RCR topics covered include, but are not limited to, conflicts of interest, authorship, collaborative research, data management, mentoring, peer review, research misconduct, plagiarism, human subjects research and animal subjects research. The CITI program provides the learner and the Office of Grant and Research Development with a certificate of completion once an individual’s training requirements have been satisfied.

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*Written by Tracy Springberry, Grants Messenger Newsletter*