Required Training Information

If students are planning to do INTERNATIONAL research, students must complete the pre-departure training The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health and complete all forms in the manual: Trip manual for MSRP

Please note you must plan 6 months ahead for an international project, so you will need to start in January to conduct research in June.

UF and the COM require all persons who are directly engaged in research projects (medical students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, etc) to take two certified training courses:  (1) HIPAA for Researchers, and (2) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

MSRP summer research program participants are required to take the CITI Responsible Conduct for Researchers.

If medical students will be involved in human research that requires IRB approval then UF’s IRB requires them to take three training courses: IRB-01 Mandatory Training, HIPAA for Research, and CITI training.

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Required Training for IRB-01

If you are involved in research with human subjects, their tissue, or data, you must complete the following three required training requirements. myIRB studies cannot be submitted unless all training has been completed and is up-to-date.

NOTE: Once you have completed the training it takes several business days to process it and have it updated in myIRB.

Required Training

HIPAA for Research

Local IRB video

  • Location: Complete this in http://my.UFL.edu
  • Instructions: How to navigate myUFL to the IRB training If you are affiliated with UF/Shands/VA, select IRB800 “IRB01 Mandatory Training”
  • If you are unaffiliated with UF/Shands/VA, select IRB801 “IRB01 Mandatory UIA Training”

Frequency: Every 3 years The required IRB refresher training will only consist of watching the updated Local IRB video and taking the quiz. The Local IRB Video will need to be completed every 3 years and the refresher video is available through UF’s “myTraining” portal.  Please select IRB802 “IRB01 Mandatory Local Training Refresher”.

PLEASE NOTE: The myTraining system through myUFL will not allow you to take the IRB01 Local Training Refresher (IRB802) if your IRB01 Local Training (IRB800) certificate, or latest Refresher, has already expired. Please pay attention to the expiration date of your training if you would like to take advantage of the Refresher course. Otherwise, you will need to repeat the main IRB Local Training course (IRB800) again, in its entirety.

One of the Following Training Courses

CITI training is now mandatory for all MSRP projects even if IRB approval is not needed. This includes literature reviews too.

CITI  Location: Complete this via http://my.UFL.edu

Content included in this training

  • History/Ethical Principles
  • Basic IRB Regulations
  • Informed Consent

Instructions: How to navigate to CITI training

NOTE: Effective March 2015, CITI Program’s website will block use of Internet Explorer version 7.0, which is now more than 8 years old. Users will need to use Internet Explorer version 8.0 or later, or a current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Additional information may be found here: https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=418&id=73

NIH Extramural Training

*CITI and NIH courses taken as a new user will have the expiration date extended out by 30 years for UF/Shands faculty and staff.

*VA researchers need to complete CITI training more frequently to comply with VA requirements. Contact the VA Research Service for more information about this and other VA training requirements: (352) 376-1611 extension 4204.

If you need help getting your training updated into myIRB, please contact our myIRB Technical Assistance at (352)294-3070 or email myirbtech-l@lists.ufl.edu.

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Similarly, if the medical student’s research project involves animals, the IACUC requires them to complete the appropriate training modules on the IACUC webpage <https://iacuc.ufl.edu/secure/guidelines-policies/training/aalas-training-requirements-for-animal-users-at-uf.html>.

AALAS Training Requirements for Animal Users at UF

All courses are found at the AALAS Learning Library (ALL) site, http://www.aalaslearninglibrary.org

Please see our training page on the IACUC website for registration instructions under: Instructions For Working With The UF IACUC.

Required Courses for all animal users EXCEPT rodent users:

All training modules for researchers and lab personnel are found in Libraries, under the heading UF Researchers – IACUC Training Modules.

All individuals on IACUC protocols are required to take and pass:

  • Working with the IACUC
  • The introduction course for species used. There is a course for almost all species. Lab members take the course related to the species they are working on; i.e., if working with cats, must take “Introduction to Cats”.

All individuals conducting surgery (non-rodent) or any procedure in which pain has the potential to be present (Category D or E protocols) must take and pass:

  • Pain Management in Laboratory Animals

All individuals conducting surgery on ruminants (regardless of size) are required to take:

  • Small Ruminant Anesthesia and Intra-Operative Monitoring

All individuals working with Non-Human Primates are required to take and pass:

  • Health Risks and Safety Procedures for Working with Nonhuman Primates
  • Introduction to Nonhuman Primates.
Required Courses for all RODENT users:

All training modules for researchers and lab personnel are found in Libraries, under the heading UF Researchers – IACUC Training Modules.

All individuals on IACUC rodent protocols are required to take and pass:

  • Working with the IACUC

All rat users are required to take and pass:

  • Working with the Laboratory Rat

All mouse users are required to take and pass:

  • Working with the Laboratory Mouse

All individuals working with rodents involving any procedure in which pain has the potential to be present (Category D or E protocols) must take and pass:

  • Pain Management in Laboratory Animals
  • Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Minimizing Pain and Distress

All individuals participating in rodent survival surgery are required to take and pass:

  • Aseptic Technique for Rodent Survival Surgery

All individuals working with mouse breeding colonies, outside of ACS, are required to take and pass:

  • Mouse Breeding Colony Management

All individuals breeding genetically engineered mice, outside of ACS, are ALSO required to take and pass:

  • Genetically Engineered Mice: Approaches for Evaluating the Phenotype
  • Genetically Engineered Mice: Overview of Transgenesis and Conditional Control

If ACS is doing the breeding these three breeding courses do not need to be taken