Research Training Finder

Fostering Research Compliance at USC

Training

  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Clinical Trials Drugs and Biologics

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); course content is tailored to GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics. The GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics Refresher course must be completed every 3 years to maintain certification.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: Yes - (GCP) Clinical Trials Drugs and Biologics
  • Refresher required: N/A

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Clinical Trials Drugs and Biologics Refresher

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: The GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics Refresher course must be completed every 3 years to maintain certification.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Clinical Trials Medical Devices

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). The course content is tailored to GCP for Clinical Trials with Medical Devices (U.S. FDA focus).
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: Yes - (GCP) Clinical Trials Medical Devices
  • Refresher required: N/A

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Clinical Trials Medical Devices Refresher

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: The GCP for Clinical Trials with Medical Devices Refresher course must be completed every 3 years to maintain certification.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Social-Behavioral for Clinical Research

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). The course content is tailored to GCP for Clinical Trials in Social-Behavioral research.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Biomedical

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); the course contains a biomedical focus and covers the historical development of human subjects protections as well as current information on regulatory and ethical issues.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Biomedical Human Subjects (Spanish)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Spanish version - Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Biomedical
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: Yes - (HSR) Biomedical
  • Refresher required: N/A

Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Biomedical Refresher

Office for the Protection of Research 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. The (HSR) Biomedical Refresher course must be completed every 3 years to maintain certification.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Social-Behavioral

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); the courses social-behavioral focus covers the historical development of human subjects protections as well as current information on regulatory and ethical issues.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes - 3 yr expire

Social-Behavioral Human Subjects (Spanish)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Spanish version - Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Social-Behavioral
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: Yes - (HSR) Social-Behavioral/li>
  • Refresher required: No

Human Subjects Research Protections (HSR) Social-Behavioral Refresher

Office for the Protection of Research 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 based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites:
  • Refresher required: Yes - 4 yr expire

Conflict of Interest

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: This web-based course is offered through TrojanLearn and is called “HHS Conflict of Interest in Research”. The COI course discusses the PHS regulations on financial conflicts of interest and an investigator’s responsibilities relating to the disclosure of “Significant Financial Interests” and USC conflict of interest disclosure policies and procedures.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: The CRC course provides clinical research professionals with basic training tailored to the CRC’s fundamental role in the conduct of clinical trials. It is designed for new CRCs and can be used by organizations as onboarding training. It may also be useful to those pursuing a career in clinical research.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: CRC course
  • Refresher required: N/A

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Advanced

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: The CRC Advanced course covers advanced topics, including: project management for clinical trials; preventing and identifying misconduct and noncompliance; training and mentoring; financial management of clinical trials; subject recruitment and retention; statistics and data management of clinical trials; and specialty areas and regulatory requirements.
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

IRB Member 101 (IRB Community Member Education)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: "This course provides a foundation in human subjects research and research review for the IRB Community Member. The course includes review of the principle that guide ethical research, informed consent, research regulations and those regulations specific to vulnerable research populations. HIPAA privacy protections and conflicts of interest in human subjects research are also covered."
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

COVID-19: Back to Campus (2020-2021)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: A complimentary course to train staff, students, and faculty on COVID-19 safety for their return to campus.
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

COVID-19: Insights for Higher Ed Leaders

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Gain insights to guide strategic planning surrounding COVID-19 operations in Higher Ed.
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

Participating in Vaccine Research

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Describe what research is. Identify what a vaccine is. Discuss different efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Review the role, rights, and responsibilities of a subject in a research study. Consider reasons to participate or not in research. Identify some ways to find a vaccine trial to join.
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

Remote Contact Tracing

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Describe the fundamentals of contact tracing and its public health role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Describe the clinical course of COVID-19 infection. Identify COVID-19 transmission and methods to prevent spread. Discuss the three types of COVID-19 testing. Describe the types of treatments for COVID-19. Review contact tracing steps.
  • Recommended
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: N/A

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Course description: Review the vaccine candidates for COVID-19. Describe the process of vaccine development through approval. Discuss the policy decision making process for COVID-19 vaccination. Address some of the most common concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher recommended: No

AALAS Certification

Department of Animal Resources

Course description: Staff training sessions covering topics such as the biology, care, and use in research of common laboratory animal species; disease problems of laboratory animals and updates on health surveillance programs as well as topics related to occupational health and safety.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher recommended: 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 based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Responsible Conduct of Research

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Course description: Requirement to take course varies depending on NSF & NIH funding source. Topics include: scientific integrity, misconduct and fraud in science, data acquisition and management, collaborative research, responsible authorship, conflicts of interest, innovation advancement and patents, animal welfare, human subjects, mentor/mentee responsibilities and professionalism in scientific relationships.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

HIPAA

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 based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Authorship and Attribution, Peer Review, and Mentoring

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will provide a brief overview of appropriate authorship practices and equip Principal Investigators with the tools necessary to better understand ethical practices in peer review.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Conflicts of Interest in Researchg

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will enable Principal Investigators to recognize possible conflict of interest scenarios and initiate a conflict of interest disclosure.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Data Sharing and Management

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will define the concept of “data” and cover the obligations and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator as it relates to recording and storing data.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Funding Mechanisms and Regulatory Bodies

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will cover the common types of funding mechanisms often associated with sponsored awards as well as the various regulatory bodies that exist at USC.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Research Misconduct

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will cover what research misconduct is, why it is important, and how allegations of research misconduct are addressed at USC.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Grants Management Training for Faculty: Roles, Responsibilities, and Systems

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description: This course will cover the core responsibilities of being a Principal Investigator as well as the various internal systems a PI is likely to interact with during the course of a sponsored award.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Technicians and Students)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

The Basics of Bayh-Dole

Department of Contracts and Grants

Course description:This course will cover the basics as well as the obligations of USC researchers under the Bayh-Dole Act. The course is required for faculty with federally-funded grants, regardless of area of research. Go to TrojanLearn and search "Bayh-Dole" to register for course.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • 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.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Annual, refresher conducted by PI

General Lab Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The course covers hazardous materials, lab hazards, engineering and administrative controls, personal protective equipment, and hazardous waste management. Anyone working in USC laboratories must attend. High school students must complete the course and provide a signed Parent Consent Form to their USC research advisors prior to working in USC laboratories.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Annual Safety Refresher Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: ASR must be provided to research staff by the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee and must include specific safety topics
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher Required: Yes, Annual, refresher conducted by PI

Bloodborne Pathogens Training (BBP)

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Anyone working with or has the potential to be exposed to human or non-human primate blood, blood products, cell lines, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials must attend.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Excluding Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes (Conducted by the PI)

Controlled Substances Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Required for those who work with controlled substance
  • Recommended (Not available to Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Annual, refresher conducted by PI - on-line version available

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

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: BBP Refresher may be completed: (a) In-house by PI as part of the Annual Safety Refresher. Use the checklist as a guide. OR (b) via The Bloodborne Pathogen and Aerosol Transmitted Disease Online Training as assigned by the PI.
  • Recommended (Not available to Students, Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Principles of Biosafety

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course covers safe practices for handling and containment of biological materials including human blood, human pathogens, recombinant DNA, and biological toxins. It is ONLY available at HSC.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Every two years with EHS or on-line

Shipping of Biological Materials and/or Dry Ice

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course is designed to teach researchers the safety concerns surrounding the use of viral vectors.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: Yes
  • Refresher required: Annual, refresher conducted by PI

Radiation Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The course covers radioactive materials (RAM), radiation sources, and radiation-producing devices, safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and radioactive waste management. Anyone working with or has the potential to be exposed to radiation, radioactive materials, or radiation-producing devices must attend.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

X-ray Diffraction Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course covers aspects of radiation safety for users of Diffraction type radiation producing machines.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Yes

X-ray Irradiator Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course covers basic irradiator safety (safety video) and operation (in-person instruction).
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Annual training with EHS

Respiratory Protection Training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: Respiratory Protection training provides guidance for respirator selection, explains limitations, proper storage, use and care of respirators. If you are required to wear a respirator, you must first be medically cleared by a physician and attend training annually.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Annual, refresher conducted by PI

Viral Vector/BSL2+

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: This course is designed to teach researchers the safety concerns surrounding the use of viral vectors.
  • Required based on the needs of the specific study (Except for Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: Annual, refresher conducted by PI

Laser safety training

Environmental Health and Safety

Course description: The course covers laser classification, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). All laser operators are required to attend.
  • Required (Requirements are based on the needs of the specific study)
  • Pre-requisites: No
  • Refresher required: No

Export Controls at USC: An Introduction

USC Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance

Course description:This introductory course is designed to enable researchers and other employees to understand the kinds of activities that may raise export control considerations so that they can proactively engage with the Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance (OCEC) for guidance on whether the regulations apply in specific situations. The target audience for the course is USC faculty and staff who conduct restricted research, and research units and other departments affected by export controls. The course must be completed in TrojanLearn.