Office of Research

Upcoming Training Events


  1. Assigned IACUC Online Training Modules

    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.
    Target Audience: All personnel who will work with vertebrate animals
    Email IACUCTRN@ucmail.uc.edu to register
    IACUC Training Coordinator, IACUC Office, Office of Research Integrity

  2. BioSafety Cabinets

    This live training includes instructions on the proper selection, care, use and maintenance of biological safety cabinets. Approximately 40 minutes.
    Target Audience: UC researchers who use biosafety cabinets as part of their research experiments
    Available upon request
    Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

  3. Business Administrators Quarterly Meetings

    Informational meetings to discuss current topics and issues affecting sponsored administration at UC

    Target Audience: All UC College and Unit Business Administrators
    When: Occurs quarterly (September, December, March and June) September 13, 2016 / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
    Location: Alternates between Vontz Auditorium and 400B TUC
    John Ungruhe, Sponsored Research Services Office, Office of Research

  4. Conflict of Interest - Required COI Training

    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 for 2016, click here to complete the training. You will not be able to complete your OAR without completing the COI Training.
    Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC
    Available online: https://webcentral.uc.edu/cpd_online2/compliance/category.cfm?id=141
    Holly Bante, Director of Research Affairs, Conflict of Interest Office, Office of Research

  5. Export Controls Training

    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.
    Target Audience: All personnel conducting restricted work
    Available online: http://researchcompliance.uc.edu/ExportControls/Training.aspx
    For a more detailed, in person training, please contact the Export Control Office.
    Tara Wood, Director of Export Controls, Office of Research Integrity

  6. FDA Training

    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.
    Target Audience: All principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and study coordinators engaged in FDA regulated research
    Available online: cpd.uc.edu (training listed under Human Subjects Research Compliance Training – click here for instructions on accessing the modules)
    Available in person: annually (dates/times vary)
    Jackie Glass, CCRP, Quality Assurance Auditor

  7. Grant Administrator Training

    Training on A323 preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management and Cost Transfer Training.
    Target Audience: Department/College Administrators/Staff who manage grants and contracts
    Occurs every two months in August, October, December, February, April, and June 
    Time: 9 AM – 1 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM 
    Location: 454 University Hall
    Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services Office, Accounting Department

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

    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.
    Target Audience: All personnel who will work with vertebrate animals
    Time: Occurs twice monthly: click here for dates and times 
    IACUC Training Coordinator (IACUC.Training@uc.edu), IACUC Office, Office of Research Integrity

  9. Introduction to Biosafety - Biosafety 101

    This live training provides an introduction to biological safety issues including definitions, risk assessment, principles, safe laboratory practices and disinfection methods. Approximately 1 hour.
    Target Audience: UC researchers who work on projects involving biological hazards
    Available upon request
    Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

  10. Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) Facility Orientation & Rodent Skills Assessment

    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
    Target Audience: All researchers (and team members) working with rodents
    Multiple times/dates available. Contact LAMS Training Coordinator to schedule or click here for more information.
    LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

  11. Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) Supplemental Rodent Techniques Lab

    LAMS offers hands on training for a variety of rodent techniques, including basic handling procedures, necropsy, and surgery and aseptic procedures.
    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.
    To schedule additional training, please fill out a veterinary service request.
    Holly Stallkamp, RVT, Veterinary Technician Supervisor, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

  12. Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) USDA Covered Species Training

    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.
    Target Audience: All researchers (and team members) working with USDA covered species
    To schedule additional training, please fill out a veterinary service request.
    Holly Stallkamp, RVT, Veterinary Technician Supervisor, LAMS Office, Office of Research Integrity

  13. Leather Research Laboratory Education Opportunities

    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.
    Target Audience: Faculty/Researchers interested in the Leather Industry
    Time: Occur annually during various times of the year  www.leatherusa.org
    Steve Lange, Academic Director, Leather Research Laboratory

  14. Radiation Worker Training

    Radioactive Material (RAM): Basic & Advanced Courses - 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.
    Target Audience: Anyone working with radioactive material (excluding healthcare workers; see below)
    Occurs twice monthly – see website for specifics
    Radiation Safety Office: 513-558-4110

     

    RAM Worker Retraining: This is a refresher course that is required annually for all RAM workers and can be completed online or in person.
    Target Audience: Trained RAM workers needing annual retraining
    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

     

    Healthcare Worker (Initial): This course is the certification process required for anyone performing duties of a Health Care Radiation Worker.
    Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.
    Training dates/times vary – see website for specifics
    Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

     

    Healthcare Worker (Recertification): 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.
    Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and require recertification.
    Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development
    Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110
     

  15. Shipping Training

    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.
    Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials
    Available online: https://webcentral.uc.edu/cpd_online2/compliance/category.cfm?id=5
    Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

  16. Viral Vector Safety

    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.
    Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors
    Available upon request
    Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

  17. Viral Vector Web Training

    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.
    Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors
    Available online: http://researchcompliance.uc.edu/Biosafety/Training/ViralVectorWebtraining.aspx
    Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity