A young man walks on a treadmill attached to a desk. On the desk are a computer, a book, and a travel mug. Standing next to the desk, an undergraduate researcher wearing a white lab coat and blue exam gloves takes notes in a folder while speaking to the man on the treadmill. Behind the undergraduate researcher, her research mentor looks on.

Research compliance training offered this fall

A hand holds the feet of a small yellow bird between its first two fingers so that the bird sits on top of the hand. In the background a glass container with duct tape wrapped over its rim sits on a digital scale.

Animal Care Training

The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is making a change to online education requirements starting with the Fall 2015 semester. That training will now be provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami (FL), instead of by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Learning. CITI provides self-registration for all students and a single user-account for any person who also needs to complete the same research ethics program for humans-as-subjects research.

Detailed instructions on creating a CITI account can be found on the RCO website.

The basic course, “Working with the IACUC” is the required course. All other courses (see the RCO website for a list) are optional, but may be required by certain faculty for workers in their particular labs.

Human-as-Subjects Training

Principal investigators and faculty advisors new to Miami are required to attend a 75-minute program orientation session. Graduate students who will be listed as a principal investigator (PI) on an application must also attend the program orientation session. Fall 2015 times and dates are as follows:

  • Friday, September 11, 8:30am in 134 King (AIS)
  • Wednesday, October 21, 4:00pm in 134 King (AIS)
  • Saturday, October 31, 1:45pm at VOA West Chester
  • Monday, November 2, noon, Psychology Building
  • Thursday, November 19, 10:00am in 134 King (AIS)
  • Friday, December 4, 8:30am, location TBA

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, visit the RCO website to register. Seats are limited to 40 people for general sessions.

Images by Miami University.

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