Training Programs

The Office of Research Integrity offers training on a variety of compliance topics/issues.  These training programs are available online, in formal training courses or workshops, via informal workshops, or as customized training for a specific audience.  Basic courses related to the Humane Care and Use of Animals, Protection of Human Subjects, and the Responsible Conduct of Research are available online.
 

Types of Training 

  • Animal Care & Use:  The "Working with the IACUC" course is required for all individuals working with live vertebrates.  It provides a review of the regulatory requirements, review procedures, and ethical principles governing the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. UAF uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) run by the University of Miami.  For more information or to enroll visit:  http://www.uaf.edu/iacucr/training/Note:  Be sure to list UAF as your institution so that the Office of Research Integrity will receive a copy of your training certificates
     
  • Human Subjects:  Training in human subject protections is required for all UAF principal investigators and graduate students conducting human subject research.  Other personnel must complete the training program if they are conducting non-exempt human subject research or will have access to identifiable human subject data.  UAF uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) run by the University of Miami.  For more information or to enroll visit:  http://www.uaf.edu/irb/training/Note:  Be sure to list UAF as your institution so that the Office of Research Integrity will receive a copy of your training certificates.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Training in conflicts of interest is required for all UAF principal investigators receiving PHS funding. The term "investigator" includes anyone who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of the proposed research or educational activity.  UAF uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) run by the University of Miami.  For more information or to enroll visit:  https://www.citiprogram.org/Note:  You can download instructions on registering in CITI for the COI course here (WORD). Be sure to list UAF as your institution so that the Office of Research Integrity will receive a copy of your training certificates.

  • Responsible Conduct in Research:  Provides a basic overview of the concepts of Responsible Conduct in Research. 
    • Web-Based Course - The course content is available via the Research Ethics link in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page.  Quizzes are available in Blackboard for those needing to document a basic understanding of RCR topics; UAF personnel should contact the Office of Research Integrity to enroll.  Note:  This training is not sufficient to fulfill the NIH or NSF RCR Training Requirement for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
    • Seminar Series - The Office of Research Integrity sponsors a variety of RCR seminars and workshops intended for faculty, staff and students.  NIH- or NSF-funded postdoctoral researchers and graduate students may fulfull their RCR training requirement by completing seminars on all 8 core topics within the first year of support by an award carrying an RCR training requirement.
    • LAS 601 Responsible Conduct of Research - This is a 2-credit graduate level course that is offered fall and spring semesters.
       
  • Animal Facility Orientation:  This in-person session is intended for all personnel working in UAF-owned animal facilities in Fairbanks.  This includes the Irving I animal facility, approved satellite facilities, Biological Research & Diagnostics Building, SFOS Fisheries Facility in the Arctic Health Research Building, Biological Reserve, Agriculture & Forestry Experiment Station (Reindeer Research Program), and the Large Animal Research Station.  Contact the ORI for more information or to enroll.
     
  • IRB Orientation:  This in-person session is intended as an introduction to the UAF Instititutional Review Board's policies, procedures, review types, and forms.  Although not required, this orientation is strongly recommended for new graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and faculty planning to conduct research involving human subjects.  Contact the ORI for more information or to enroll.
     
  • IBC Orientation:  This in-person session is intended as an introduction to the UAF Institutional Biosafety Committee's policies, procedures, review types, and forms.  Although not required, this orientation is strongly reccommended for new graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and faculty planning to conduct research involving recombinant DNA, infectious agents, or genetically modified organisms. Contact the ORI for more information or to enroll.
     
  • Biological Safety Cabinet Training:  This course is required for all individuals who will be working with a Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC).  Training must be completed before an individual can be approved to work on any project requiring use of a BSC.  This course is available through Blackboard; contact the ORI for more information or to enroll.
     
  • Export Controls:  This training is offered in person as needed.  Please contact the Office of Research Integrity to schedule a training customized to your export control needs/requirements.  Basic information on export controls can also be found on the Export Management pages of this website.
     
  • Special Topic Workshops:  Periodically the Office of Research Integrity offers workshop on specific regulatory or responsible conduct in research topics.  These workshops will be advertised on the ORI home page, through emails, and fliers posted around campus.  Workshops are open to all UAF faculty, staff, and students, but are typically designed and  intended for researchers rather than support staff.
  • New Investigator Training:  Coming soon...

 

Training and Classroom Requests

Contact ORI (uaf-ori@alaska.edu or x7800) if you would like to schedule a continuing education event or guest lecture for your class, group, department, etc.