Research Training Finder

Fostering Research Compliance at USC

Training

  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Animal Care and Use Training

Department of Animal Resources

Course description: Course consists of species-specific web courses, audiovisual presentations and self-exams. Training materials are assigned according to the species listed and procedures described in the approved Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Protocol Synopsis Form on which the ‘trainee’ is listed. Individuals to be trained must also be listed on the applicable IACUC protocol synopsis for by the principal investigator.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management

Office of Compliance

Course description: The program consists of two courses; the first primarily addresses fiscal and administrative issues associated with sponsored projects, from project proposal through closeout. The second emphasizes research integrity issues, such as conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, peer review, data management and mentoring. The fiscal/administrative course is presented via live lectures and the research integrity course is presented online.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

HIPAA Privacy Education

Office of Compliance

Course description: Course covers all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the protection of the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Every 4 years)

Conflict of Interest

Office of Compliance

Course description: : Researchers who are proposing or have received HHS (including NIH, CDC, HRSA, and AHRQ) support must make an annual disclosure of all financial interests related to their institutional responsibilities to USC, regardless of whether any of these interests give rise to a conflict of interest related to their research. The annual disclosure must be completed before a proposal can be submitted to HHS, and any identified conflicts must be managed before an account can be established. The online COI Training course consists of three modules. Two modules are provided by CITI; the third module is USC-specific and covers USC policy and the disclosure process at USC.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • No

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); course content includes three distinct courses tailored to the different types of clinical research: GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA focus); GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus) and GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Medical Devices.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Every 3 years)

Human Subjects Protections Basic Course

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); the course offers two tracks, one with a biomedical focus and another designed for the social, behavioral, and educational disciplines, each of which covers the historical development of human subjects protections as well as current information on regulatory and ethical issues.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes (Human Subjects Protections Basic Course)
  • Refresher required: No

Refresher Course on Human Subjects Protections

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

Course description: Mandatory course for Principal Investigators and Key Personnel who have previously completed a human subjects training course and will continue conducting human subjects research.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes (General Lab Safety Training)
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual)

Annual Safety Refresher Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: All personnel working in labs are required to complete annual lab safety refresher training and submit sign-in sheets to the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Conducted by the PI)

General Lab Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: General Laboratory Safety Training requires participants to enroll in a three-hour training session in addition to completing the homework assigned in class. See the EHS training calendar for more details.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Conducted by the PI)

Undergraduate Lab Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Course designed for undergraduates, student workers and high school students who will work independently but under close supervision. See the EHS training calendar for more details.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher Required: Yes (Conducted by PI, or on-line at CITI)

Bloodborne Pathogens Training (BBP)

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The Bloodborne Pathogens Program aims to minimize the risk of injury and illness to University employees who may have potential exposure to human/non-human bloodborne pathogens in research, teaching, and administrative units. This program applies to all University employees who have the potential to be exposed to human or non-human primate blood, blood products, cell lines, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes (Bloodborne Pathogen Training)
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual)

On-line refresher course: Bloodborne Pathogens Training (BBP)

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Annual refresher training for those who previously completed the Bloodborne Pathogens Training course.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Every 2 years)

Shipping of Biological Materials and/or Dry Ice

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Proper transport/shipment of biological materials, such as blood, serum, or other potentially infectious materials, is required to prevent spills and accidental exposure. In addition, transportation/shipment of these materials is subject to a variety of regulations (e.g., DOT, IATA, OSHA). The course is designed for anyone who ships biological materials (e.g., blood, serum, other potentially infectious agents) or dry ice.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual, Conducted by the PI)

Radiation Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The radiation safety program provides a structure and organization which ensures continuing implementation of the radiation safety policy throughout USC. Anyone working with (or has the potential to be exposed to) radiation or radioactive materials is required to take this course. The training program ensures that USC complies with all state and federal regulations and employees are trained in safety and emergency procedures.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

X-ray Diffraction Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Anyone working with (or has the potential to be exposed to) x-rays produced by analytic X-ray Diffraction Equipment (XRD). This class is not for those using radioactive materials (isotopes).
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes
  • Refresher required: No

X-ray Irradiator Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course is specifically for anyone using the X-ray irradiator located at the Broad CIRM Center (BCC) building.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: Yes
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual)

Respiratory Protection Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Course is designed for anyone required to wear a respirator; course includes training and fit testing with your respirator. Instructions for medical clearance required prior to respirator use will be provided in class.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual, conducted by the PI)

Viral Vector/BSL2+

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Anyone working with or intending to work with viral vectors or infectious materials. This course encompasses regulations and guidelines established by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) and USC Institutional policies.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual, conducted by the PI)

Laser Safety training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The USC laser safety program provides support to users of hazardous lasers (lasers which are either class 3B or 4). Please contact the laser safety officer if you will be using a laser class 3B or above for your research. Course is offered upon request.
  • Required
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Annual, conducted by the PI)

BSL3 Laboratory Requirements

Responsibilities - Laboratory

Course description: Research requirements and procedures for use of the BSL3 laboratory.