Research Specific Training

Biosafety and Biosecurity

Biosafety – NIH Guidelines (NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules) training is required for all personnel using materials or agents that contain recombinant and/or synthetic nucleic acid molecules (DNA, RNA, or other genetic material) at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions. Learn more »

Clinical Research Coordinator

This optional course is highly recommended for new study coordinators as it provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of a study coordinator. Learn more »

Clinical Trial BIlling Compliance

This optional course is relevant to individuals whose responsibility includes billing for research procedures. Learn more »

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides support and training to researchers and personnel, including those involved in work with animal and/or human subjects. Learn more »

Export Controls

This optional course is highly recommended for individuals who work with or may be responsible for federally controlled devices, materials, or technologies. Learn more »

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

The University of Pittsburgh recognizes that GCP training is important for all researchers conducting “clinical trials” to ensure the protection of human subjects and the integrity and quality of our research. Learn more »

Humanitarian Use Device

UPMC requires this course be completed for all research or clinical use of HUDs at any of their facilities. No re-certification required. Learn more »

Human Stem Cell Oversight Committee

The University of Pittsburgh’s hSCRO Committee is to ensure that all federal and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulations governing the conduct of human embryonic stem cell research are met. Learn more »

Privacy & Information Security

Anybody who encounters protected health information (PHI) for research purposes is required to complete the CITI Health Privacy and Information Security training. Learn more »

International Research

This course is required for all members of the research team engaged in human subject research outside the United States. Learn more »

Radiation Safety

Radiation safety training is required for all personnel using radioactive materials or working with radiation producing equipment at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions. Learn more »

Research with Children

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC requires this module be completed by all members of the research team participating in research activities conducted at their facility. Learn more »