Trainings

How do I complete the trainings?

UCC is using the CITI Program’s to meet the training requirement.  To access the trainings, go to: http://www.citiprogram.org/.

If you do not have a CITI account, you must first create one by clicking “Register Here” from the CITI home page, selecting “Universidad Central del Caribe (PR) ” as your participating institution, and completing the registration steps. Registration Instructions.

If you already have a CITI account:

  • Login from the CITI Home Page with your username and password.
  • Click on the link “Add a course or update your learner groups for Universidad Central del Caribe (PR)”.
  • You will be taken to the page where you can select the “Course that you need”  which is located at the bottom of the page.

 

Trainings available in CITI PROGRAM – Universidad Central del Caribe (PR) 

  • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)Investigators must complete training at least three years. The COI Basic course discusses the PHS regulations on financial conflicts of interest and an investigator’s responsibilities relating to the disclosure of “Significant Financial Interests.” It is designed to help learners satisfy training requirements associated with the PHS regulations on financial conflicts of interest. Organizations may also choose to include content on institutional conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment and conscience. Additionally, organizations may add customized content to describe their own internal conflict of interest policies through the use of an organization-specific policies module.

 

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) require certain categories of researchers to receive RCR training. RCR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of training, regardless of a researcher’s source of funding. This course provides an in-depth review of the core RCR topics including authorship, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, human subjects, and research misconduct. Case studies and video examples are used to supplement key concepts.

 

  • Biomedical (Biomed) Basic – This course provides an introduction to the protection of human subjects in biomedical research. It offers historic and current information on regulatory and ethical issues important to the conduct of research involving human subjects. Case studies are used within the modules to present key concepts. This course has been updated to reflect the 2018 Requirements of the Common Rule.

 

  • Biomedical (Biomed) Refresher 2 -This Refresher 2 course reviews key issues from the Human Subjects Research – Biomedical (Biomed) Basic course. It expands on topics covered in the basic course through summarizing the most important points from the foundational basic course. It also provides in-depth condensed retraining for human subjects protections. It should be completed after learners complete the first refresher course in this series, Human Subjects Research – Biomedical (Biomed) Refresher 1 course. It is generally recommended that organizations select refresher content requirements that reflect their selections for the basic course(s). Refresher courses should be taken in a cycle at an interval specified by your organization (for example, Refresher Stage 1: 3 years after completion of basic course; Refresher Stage 2: 6 years after completion of basic course).

 

  • Biomedical (Biomed) Refresher 1 – This Refresher 1 course highlights important concepts from the Human Subjects Research – Biomedical (Biomed) basic course. It covers historical and current information on regulatory and ethical issues important to the conduct of research involving human subjects. It also explores topics with added depth to retrain learners on key points from the basic course. It should be completed after learners complete the basic Human Subjects Research – Biomed course. It is generally recommended that organizations select refresher content requirements that reflect their selections for the basic course(s). Refresher courses should be taken in a cycle at an interval specified by your organization (for example, Refresher Stage 1: 3 years after completion of basic course; Refresher Stage 2: 6 years after completion of basic course).

 

  • Biosafety Officer Training – This course provides a comprehensive introduction to biosafety for new biosafety officers and other environmental health and safety professionals. It includes a variety of important topics from across the Biosafety and Biosecurity series.

 

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) -GCP consists of basic and refresher courses that provide essential good clinical practice training for research teams involved in clinical trials of drugs, biologics, and devices, as well as those involved in behavioral intervention and social science research studies.

 

  • Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) – The foundation concepts of this course are covered in the Basics of Health Privacy module, which provides information on the core elements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. Additional content is meant to supplement this foundation by focusing on healthcare roles and types of activities, since HIPAA’s requirements are largely conditioned by the purposes behind the collection, use, or disclosure of health information.

 

  • Laboratory Chemical Safety – Organizations must collaborate at all levels to develop and implement laboratory chemical safety policies and procedures that support a healthy safety culture and protect personnel. This course discusses the requirements for working safely with hazardous chemicals and provides practical guidance on how to minimize occupational exposure that results in adverse physical or health effects.

 

Other Trainings Out CITI Program

  • NIH Public Access Policy -To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. Public Access Policy Video Training