Illinois State is committed to providing appropriate training to campus researchers on ethics, regulatory compliance, research techniques and research administration.
Research Ethics and Compliance provides face-to-face instruction for departments or other groups, and coordinates ISU's participation in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.
Since not all required training is completed through CITI, researchers should review training requirements in the appropriate area to review required training components.
Investigators who plan to use human subjects in research are responsible for obtaining written approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to conducting research involving human subjects. Mandatory Human Subjects Research Training is available through the CITI program.
Investigators who plan to use vertebrate animals in research are responsible for obtaining written approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to conducting any research activities. Mandatory Vertebrate Animal Research Training is available through varying methods depending on the type of research and your role.
Required training on Financial Conflicts of Interest is available via a National Institutes of Health (NIH) tutorial with additional voluntary training available through the CITI program.
Responsible Conduct of Research encompasses ethical conduct in research, authorship and collaboration. Both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training as part of the grant submission process in order to promote ethical guidance at the early stages of researchers' careers.
Optional export control training is also available through the CITI program.
Two optional courses are available pertaining to research administration. The former is an overview of the grant process, including pre-award, post-award, and negotiation. The latter covers general information on finding funding opportunities, developing the narrative, drafting a budget, etc.
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