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Compliance Training

SMU Research

Research Compliance Training at SMU

Investigators and key personnel must complete compliance training prior to initiating research at SMU. We offer training in Animal Research, Human Subjects, Export Control, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Financial Conflict of Interest.

Training for Graduate Students

SMU Graduate Students must complete research compliance training in the following conditions.

Condition Required Training

An individual on a
IACUC protocol

Animal Research Training is needed prior to entering Laboratory Research Facility (LARC).

PI, Co-PI, or key personnel on a IRB protocol.

Human Subjects Training is needed prior to Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval.

Personnel on a Technology Control Plan

Export Control Training is needed prior to final approval.

Research Assistant (RA) or
Graduate Assistant (GA)

If receiving Federal funding, Responsible Conduct of Research training is required.

Training for Faculty and Staff

SMU Faculty and Staff must complete research compliance training in the following conditions.

Condition Required Training

Submission of an IACUC protocol

Animal Research Training is needed before final approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

PI, Co-PI or key personnel on an IRB protocol

Human Subjects Training is needed before final approval by the Institutional Research Board (IRB).

Submission of a Technology Control Plan

Export Control Training is needed before final approval from Research Compliance.

Submission of a grant proposal

Responsible Conduct of Research Training is needed prior to submission by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS).

Online Training by CITI

To begin training, please create an online account with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). By answering questions related to you research needs, a course will be recommended for completion. Typically, each course (composed of 13 – 16 modules) depending on the type of research, should take 2-3 hours for completion, but please note once you have enrolled, you can start and stop the course at any time.

For additional help with creating an account in CITI, please watch our video tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj15MXWjp84