Research Training Guide

Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. J.C. Watts
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.Albert Einstein
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey
When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true. Cheryl Huges
Select your career stage:

Undergraduate

Every Undergraduate Student participating in research at U of L needs to:

1. Complete Conflict of Interest training on CITI

- to be completed once every four years

This training can be completed by logging into CITI and successfully completing the Conflict of Interest course.

2. Complete an Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) to fulfill the Conflict of Interest requirement

- to be completed once annually

3. Complete RCR Training as Required

- to be completed once per career stage

The RCR Training Requirement is dependent on your funding source:

If you are funded by the NIH:

Complete BioC630

This course is offered during spring semester. Upon successful completion 15 contact hours are granted.

Students in the iPiBS program are currently required to take this course as part of their curriculum.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NIH-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are funded by the NSF:

Complete the appropriate track of the online Responsible Conduct of Research on CITI.

There are six possible tracks, you only need to complete ONE successfully to fulfill the 8 contact hour requirement.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NSF-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are internally funded, or externally funded by an entity other than the NSF or NIH:

Completion of RCR training is voluntary at this time.



All other requirements for Undergraduate Students participating in research at U of L are determined by the nature of your research.

If you need help determining the exact nature of your research, please ask your P.I. or Mentor which of the following it may involve:

Are you using animals in your research?

You'll need to explore the Animal Protection requirements and possibly IACUC requirements as well.

Do you work directly with patients or their protected data?

You'll need to explore the Human Subjects Protection requirements and you may need to take HIPAA training.

Does your research involve any of the following?

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Basic Biosafety issues
  • Radiation - use or proximity
  • Formaldehyde
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Lasers
  • Respiratory Irritants
  • Select Agents
You will need to explore Environmental Health and Safety Training requirements and possibly Radiation Safety requirements as well.

Graduate Student

Every Graduate Student participating in research at U of L needs to:

1. Complete Conflict of Interest training on CITI

- to be completed once every four years

This training can be completed by logging into CITI and successfully completing the Conflict of Interest course.

2. Complete an Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) to fulfill the Conflict of Interest requirement

- to be completed once annually

3. Complete RCR Training as Required

- to be completed once per career stage

The RCR Training Requirement is dependent on your funding source:

If you are funded by the NIH:

Complete BioC630

This course is offered during spring semester. Upon successful completion 15 contact hours are granted.

Students in the iPiBS program are currently required to take this course as part of their curriculum.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NIH-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are funded by the NSF:

Complete the appropriate track of the online Responsible Conduct of Research on CITI.

There are six possible tracks, you only need to complete ONE successfully to fulfill the 8 contact hour requirement.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NSF-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are internally funded, or externally funded by an entity other than the NSF or NIH:

Completion of RCR training is voluntary at this time.



All other requirements for Graduate Students participating in research at U of L are determined by the nature of your research:

Are you using animals in your research?

You'll need to explore the Animal Protection requirements and possibly IACUC requirements as well.

Do you work directly with patients or their protected data?

You'll need to explore the Human Subjects Protection requirements and you may need to take HIPAA training.

Does your research involve any of the following?

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Basic Biosafety issues
  • Radiation - use or proximity
  • Formaldehyde
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Lasers
  • Respiratory Irritants
  • Select Agents
You will need to explore Environmental Health and Safety Training requirements and possibly Radiation Safety requirements as well.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Every Postdoctoral Scholar participating in research at U of L needs to:

1. Complete Conflict of Interest training on CITI

- to be completed once every four years

This training can be completed by logging into CITI and successfully completing the Conflict of Interest course.

2. Complete an Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) to fulfill the Conflict of Interest requirement

- to be completed once annually

3. Complete RCR Training as Required

- to be completed once per career stage

The RCR Training Requirement is dependent on your funding source:

If you are funded by the NIH:

Complete BioC630

This course is offered during spring semester. Upon successful completion 15 contact hours are granted.

Students in the iPiBS program are currently required to take this course as part of their curriculum.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NIH-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are funded by the NSF:

Complete the appropriate track of the online Responsible Conduct of Research on CITI.

There are six possible tracks, you only need to complete ONE successfully to fulfill the 8 contact hour requirement.

Other activities can POSSIBLY count toward completion of some of these NSF-required contact hours. These activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance of seminars/conferences directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Teaching or giving a seminar directly related to the responsible conduct of research

Poster presentations that you give directly related to the responsible conduct of research

If you feel like you have completed or attended something like the aforementioned, please contact our office and let us know so that we can determine eligibility as fulfillment of part of the 8 contact hour requirement.

If you are internally funded, or externally funded by an entity other than the NSF or NIH:

Completion of RCR training is voluntary at this time.



All other requirements for Postdoctoral Scholars participating in research at U of L are determined by the nature of your research:

Are you using animals in your research?

You'll need to explore the Animal Protection requirements and possibly IACUC requirements as well.

Do you work directly with patients or their protected data?

You'll need to explore the Human Subjects Protection requirements and you may need to take HIPAA training.

Does your research involve any of the following?

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Basic Biosafety issues
  • Radiation - use or proximity
  • Formaldehyde
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Lasers
  • Respiratory Irritants
  • Select Agents
You will need to explore Environmental Health and Safety Training requirements and possibly Radiation Safety requirements as well.

Primary Investigator

Every Primary Investigator participating in research at U of L needs to:

1. Complete Conflict of Interest training on CITI

- to be completed once every four years

This training can be completed by logging into CITI and successfully completing the Conflict of Interest course.

2. Complete an Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) to fulfill the Conflict of Interest requirement

- to be completed once annually


All other requirements for Primary Investigators participating in research at U of L are determined by the nature of your research:

Are you using animals in your research?

You'll need to explore the Animal Protection requirements and possibly IACUC requirements as well.

Do you work directly with patients or their protected data?

You'll need to explore the Human Subjects Protection requirements and you may need to take HIPAA training.

Does your research involve any of the following?

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Basic Biosafety issues
  • Radiation - use or proximity
  • Formaldehyde
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Lasers
  • Respiratory Irritants
  • Select Agents
You will need to explore Environmental Health and Safety Training requirements and possibly Radiation Safety requirements as well.

Visiting Researcher

Every Visiting Researcher participating in research at U of L needs to:

1. Complete Conflict of Interest training on CITI

- to be completed once every four years

This training can be completed by logging into CITI and successfully completing the Conflict of Interest course.

2. Complete an Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) to fulfill the Conflict of Interest requirement

- to be completed once annually


All other requirements for Visiting Researchers participating in research at U of L are determined by the nature of your research:

Are you using animals in your research?

You'll need to explore the Animal Protection requirements and possibly IACUC requirements as well.

Do you work directly with patients or their protected data?

You'll need to explore the Human Subjects Protection requirements and you may need to take HIPAA training.

Does your research involve any of the following?

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Basic Biosafety issues
  • Radiation - use or proximity
  • Formaldehyde
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Lasers
  • Respiratory Irritants
  • Select Agents
You will need to explore Environmental Health and Safety Training requirements and possibly Radiation Safety requirements as well.