Events + Training

The Office of Research strives to identify and provide various training opportunities to support UC faculty, staff and student researchers

Online Training

Conflicts of interest in research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.

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Online Training

Export Compliance for Researchers

Target Audience: All personnel conducting restricted work

Research Office: Export Controls

All personnel conducting restrictive work must complete Export Control training. The Export Compliance training is available online and is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami. The courses in CITI, “Export Compliance for Researchers part I and II”, are required for all personnel participating in restricted work. These courses are optional for all other University of Cincinnati faculty, staff and students, but is highly recommended.

For a more detailed, in person training, please contact the Export Control Office.
Tara Wood, Director of Export Controls, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

FDA regulated research activities Training

Target Audience: All principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and study coordinators engaged in FDA regulated research

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

This online and live training includes 11 modules pertaining to FDA regulated research activities and is required to completed annually. These modules are specific to UC.

Available online: training listed under Human Subjects Research Compliance Training -  instructions on accessing the modules

Available in person: annually (dates/times vary)
Jackie Glass, CCRP, Quality Assurance Auditor

Online Training

Risks of experiments involving viral vectors

Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This online training provides information on how to assess the risks of experiments involving viral vectors as well as the safety precautions to be adopted. Training modules include and introduction as well as information on the most commonly used viral vectors.

Available online: web training site
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

Shipment of biohazard materials regulations

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This online training provides information on the shipment of biohazard materials and helps the user identify if the materials within the package are regulated and what steps are required to comply. There are four training modules, each with a short quiz. Training certificates for this course are valid for 2 years.

Available online: shipping training site
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

Healthcare Worker (Recertification)

Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and require recertification.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This online course is for the required for annual recertification. Please note, review and completion of the Radiation Safety Self-Learning Package is required prior to taking the online course.

Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development 
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

Training Upon Request

Assigned IACUC Training Modules

Target Audience: All personnel who will work with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Individuals registering for IACUC Training will in most instances be assigned one to four online training modules to complete, that accompanies the “live” training. All the assigned modules must be completed before the IACUC Office would be permitted to add any individual to the protocol. It is preferable to complete all assigned modules before coming to the “live” training session. By doing so, this will usually expedite the amount of time it will take to actually be added to the animal use protocol, providing an Addition of Personnel form is also brought to the “live” training session.

IACUC Training Coordinator, IACUC Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

BioSafety Cabinets

Target Audience: UC researchers who use biosafety cabinets as part of their research experiments Available upon request

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This live training includes instructions on the proper selection, care, use and maintenance of biological safety cabinets. Approximately 40 minutes.

Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Orientation/ Training

Target Audience: All personnel who will work with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Both OLAW and the USDA require proper training of all personnel who will work with vertebrate animals. At the University of Cincinnati, all personnel must attend in person Orientation prior to working with animals and online retraining every 3 years thereafter. Orientation sessions are provided on a regular monthly basis. As research staff are added to protocols, their experience is reviewed, and they must attend appropriate training before working with animals.

Occurs twice monthly: IACUC Training Schedule
IACUC Training Coordinator (IACUC.Training@uc.edu), IACUC Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Introduction to Biosafety - Biosafety 101

Target Audience: UC researchers who work on projects involving biological hazards

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This live training provides an introduction to biological safety issues including definitions, risk assessment, principles, safe laboratory practices and disinfection methods. Approximately 1 hour.

Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Supplemental Rodent Techniques Lab

Target Audience: Recommended for users who will be performing rodent anesthesia, surgeries and advanced techniques. These sessions are offered as needed based on research needs and are free to the trainee and laboratory.

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

LAMS offers hands on training for a variety of rodent techniques, including basic handling procedures, necropsy, and surgery and aseptic procedures.

To schedule additional training, please fill out a veterinary service request
Holly Stallkamp, RVT, Veterinary Technician Supervisor, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Animal Facility Orientation & Rodent Skills Assessment

Target Audience: All researchers (and team members) working with rodents

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

To access any LAMS facility, all researchers must first complete LAMS and IACUC required training and be added to the IACUC protocol before LAMS will request access facility access. LAMS training includes BOTH Facility Orientation and Basic Rodent Skills Lab for Mouse and Rat Users 

Multiple times/dates available. Contact LAMS Training Coordinator to schedule or visit below.
LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

USDA Covered Species Training

Target Audience: All researchers (and team members) working with USDA covered species

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

IACUC requires LAMS general training for the USDA-covered species being utilized. Training is specific to the protocol and is customized for the procedures and techniques researchers will be performing.

To schedule additional training, please fill out a veterinary service request
Holly Stallkamp, RVT, Veterinary Technician Supervisor, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Leather Research Laboratory Education Opportunities

Target Audience: Faculty/Researchers interested in the Leather Industry

Research Office: Leather Lab

The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to offer a variety of educational courses specifically designed to address the needs of those in the leather industry. Courses include Leather Orientation course (offered in April and August), Quality Assurance for Leather Workshop (offered in May and September), and Leather Buyers Conference. They will also design a custom course for your company.

Occur annually during various times of the year  www.leatherusa.org
Steve Lange, Academic Director, Leather Research Laboratory

Training Upon Request

RAM Worker Retraining

Target Audience: Trained RAM workers needing annual retraining

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This is a refresher course that is required annually for all RAM workers and can be completed online or in person.

Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development 
Contact the RSOf directly if you would like to attend a live retraining course. 
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

Training Upon Request

Radioactive Material (RAM): Basic & Advanced Courses

Target Audience: Anyone working with radioactive material (excluding healthcare workers; see other trainings)

Research Office: Radiation Safety

The Basic Class provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to protect oneself, and others, and work safety with radioactive materials. The objective of the Advanced Class is to review basic radiation safety concepts and provide specifics of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Control and Safety Program, which is the foundation of the radiation source use program.

Occurs twice monthly – see website for specifics 
Radiation Safety Office: 513-558-4110

Training Upon Request

Healthcare Radiation Worker (Initial)

Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This course is the certification process required for anyone performing duties of a Health Care Radiation Worker.

Training dates/times vary – see website for specifics 
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

Training Upon Request

Viral Vector Safety

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This live training provides information on how to assess the risks of experiments involving viral vectors as well as the safety precautions to be considered while performing those experiments. Approximately 1 hour.

Available upon request
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity