Biosafety

The University of Cincinnati Biosafety Office is responsible for performing risk assessments to identify hazards and to guide researchers in implementing safety practices and procedures to minimize or eliminate risks associated with research involving biohazardous or potentially biohazardous materials.

25
Oct

Event

Data Analysis With Python (10/25)

Time: October 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Baldwin 850D

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The fourth workshop in a series of five Python workshops being taught on the ARC cluster. Data Analysis with Python builds on the topics of "Introduction to Python" and "Intermediate Python". Basic knowledge of Python or attendance of the previous workshops is strongly recommended. We will work with a data file using the Pandas and Numpy packages. Some topics that will be covered include exploring a Pandas dataframe object, dataframe and series slicing and indexing, querying dataframes, running statistics on dataframes, grouping and aggregations on dataframes and making basic plots with Pandas.  

Please have Google Chrome (preferred) or Mozilla Firefox web browser installed. For supplemental information, see guides.libraries.uc.edu…. For step by step instructions for connecting to ARC, see  guides.libraries.uc.edu… . Note that you will not be able to connect to ARC until an account has been created for you. If you plan to attend from off campus, you will need the VPN - see here for instructions.

Note - This workshop will be in the Engineering Library. If we need to change to a remote format, details will be provided in an email 1 week prior to the workshop.
27
Oct

Event

Data Visualization With Python (10/27)

Time: October 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Baldwin 850D

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This is the fifth workshop in the series of five Python workshops being taught on the ARC Cluster. Attending the prior workshops and experience with Python or any other programming language is strongly encouraged. This workshop focuses on three visualization libraries, matplotlib, pandas, and seaborn. Beginners are encouraged to attend the first four workshops, before attending the Data Visualization. 

Please have Google Chrome (preferred) or Mozilla Firefox web browser installed. For supplemental information, see guides.libraries.uc.edu…. For step by step instructions for connecting to ARC, see  guides.libraries.uc.edu… . Note that you will not be able to connect to ARC until an account has been created for you. If you plan to attend from off campus, you will need the VPN - see here for instructions.

Note - This workshop will be in the Engineering Library. If we need to change to a remote format, details will be provided in an email 1 week prior to the workshop.
28
Oct

Event

The State of the Ohio River: Water Quality, Infrastructure & Economic Development (10/28)

Time: October 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio River is a source of drinking water, jobs, and recreation for millions of Americans.  Its importance to the region cannot be understated, but the conversation around this precious natural resource is often lacking.  Our panelists talk about the Ohio River’s challenges and how UC, the government, and the private sector is working to overcome them.  Engage with us as we tackle these critical issues.

Panelists:

Patrick Ray, Water Expert, University of Cincinnati
Melinda Kruyer, Executive Director, Confluence
Kyle McCune, Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers
Jason Stephens, Representative, State of Ohio - 93rd District
Brett Walton, Senior Reporter - Circle of Blue

Moderated by Jai Chabria, Managing Director, Mercury
05
Nov

Event

UC's 6th Annual Data Day (11/5 - 11/6)

Time: November 5, 12:00 AM - November 6, 12:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Researchers producing and using data face similar but unique, challenges in data management, data sharing, reproducible research, and preservation. Researchers have a tremendous responsibility to ensure that the data they produce, and share is equitable as it impacts individuals and communities the world over. When data is collected and shared incorrectly, it can advance inequities, bias, and even violence. Researchers must be aware of methods to mitigate these and how to generate data that is free of bias, is equitable, and inclusive to avoid any miscommunication and/or ambiguity regarding their data. Data Day 2021 highlights these challenges and showcases solutions and opportunities in which we can re-examine data through an equity lens.
09
Nov

Event

Lunch And Learn Series 3: Did You Know...Organizing And Presenting Your Research (11/9)

Time: November 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Did you know that RDS can help you enhance your research abstracts and conference posters? This session will present strategies for writing effective abstracts using the IMRaD format. It will provide registrants with a guide for transforming an abstract into an award-winning poster presentation. Finally, the session will provide strategies for presenting the poster to colleagues and conference judges. Whether you are a clinician, researcher or a graduate student in a health-related discipline, this session is for you!
17
Nov

Event

Research Development & Support Series: DoD 101 - Why DoD? (11/17)

Time: November 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Langsam FEC 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Description forthcoming
02
Dec

Event

Lunch And Learn Series 4: Did You Know...Making Impact With Your Work Beyond The Publication (12/2)

Time: December 2, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Did you know that your research impact can be improved through data sharing and using persistent identifiers.  This session will introduce UC resources for data sharing and uniquely identifying you and your works.  
07
Dec

Event

Research Development & Support Series: DoD 201 - Where in DoD? (12/7)

Time: December 7, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: in-person TBD / Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Description forthcoming

Online Training

Viral Vectors

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

Research Office: Biosafety

This training is required for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors.  Before an IBC protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must complete all applicable training modules.

Individuals outside UC must login through the "External Login" link and create a new UC account.

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.

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 are highly recommended.

For a more detailed, in person training, please contact the Export Control Office at exportco@uc.edu.
 

Online Training

FDA Regulated Research Activities Online 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 training includes 11 modules pertaining to FDA regulated research activities. These modules are specific to UC.

FDA modules can be found under “Human Subjects Research Compliance Training”.  All 11 modules must be completed.

Further questions?  Please visit our FDA FAQ page.

Online Training

BioSafety Cabinets Training

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

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training includes information on the purpose and proper use of biological safety cabinets. Approximately 15 minutes.

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.

Online Training

Shipping of Biohazardous Materials

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety

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.

Online Training

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

Online Training

Ancillary Worker Awareness

Target Audience: Anyone with working duties that require entrance into a radiation area or a room where radiation generating equipment (RGE) is in operation.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This video provides basic information regarding hazards, warnings, and signage for those individuals required to have limited/minimal exposure to sources of ionizing radiation.  It will also provide contact information should for concerns related to Radioactive Materials (RAM) or Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE)

Online Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Target Audience: Anyone working on projects involving human-derived material

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training, provided by the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office, is intended for all individuals assigned to projects involving the use of human-derived materials (e.g. established and primary cells, blood, plasma, serum, tissues).  It is required both at the time of initial work assignment and at least every 12 months thereafter.

Online Training

Lab Hazards Awareness Training

Target Audience: Support personnel, students and new employees

Research Office: Biosafety

This interactive online training has been primarily designed to those not familiar with the possible hazards present on a research laboratory. It discusses the different type of hazards (e.g. biological, chemical, radiological) and indicates where to get more information and educational materials.

Online Training

Authorized User (AU) Retraining

Target Audience: Any authorized user (AU)

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is conducted to update AUs on any changes to relevant policy, regulatory or license changes.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Online Training

Health Care Worker - Initial

Target Audience: Healthcare workers who may provide care to patient(s) that have undergone treatment with sealed or unsealed radioactive materials

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is specific to healthcare workers who may provide care to patient(s) that have undergone treatment with sealed or unsealed radioactive materials.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Online Training

Human Subject Research - CITI

Target Audience: All researchers engaged in human subjects research at the University of Cincinnati

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

All researchers engaged in human subjects research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training prior to engaging in research. Training is provided online using Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY). The CITI curriculum is customized for you, based on the kind of research in which you are involved. A series of registration questions will identify the courses you need to complete. If you have already done CITI training in the past, that information will be maintained in your CITI record.

For questions on how to register a new account with CITI or how to add a course to your CITI profile, please contact the HRPP office at 513-558-5259.

Online Training

Animal Acquisitions

Target Audience: Anyone involved in the process of acquiring animals for an approved research protocol.

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

This course covers basic financial principles and the roles and responsibilities of anyone involved in the process of procuring animals.  This course is open to all research staff but must be completed by Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-Investigators, PI Proxies, and the Fiscal Approvers/Financial staff designated to approve funds for the associated animal protocol.

Training Upon Request

LAMS Hazard Training

Target Audience: All personnel working with hazardous materials in LAMS or with animals harboring hazardous material

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers must complete this training prior to working with hazardous agents in vivo in any LAMS facility. This training will cover topics such as submitting a hazard service request to LAMS prior to agent use, communication and labeling requirements, agent disinfectant and hold time, transportation of animals harboring hazardous agents within LAMS and to IACUC‐approved satellite facilities, disposal of dirty caging, safety equipment/information, and necropsy procedures.

 

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 30 minutes.

To schedule, email animaltraining@uc.edu with your availability or click the link below.

Training Upon Request

Leather Research Laboratory Education Opportunities

Target Audience: Faculty/Researchers interested in the Leather Industry

Research Office: Research Programs

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.

Training Upon Request

Introduction to Biosafety

Target Audience: Any researcher

Research Office: Biosafety

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

Takes about one hour.

Training Upon Request

Advanced Radiation Worker Training

Target Audience: Individuals who will use or possess radioactive material

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is a follow-up to the Basic Radiation Safety training with a focus on advanced concepts to provide specifics of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Control and Safety Program for individuals who will use or possess radioactive material.


This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Training Upon Request

Basic Radiation Worker Training

Target Audience: Anyone who works with radioactive materials

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training will provide fundamental knowledge necessary to protect yourself and others while working with radioactive materials.  This training is required for all individuals who will use/possess radioactive materials.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Training Upon Request

IRB Office Hours in the Faculty Enrichment Center (Langsam Library)

Target Audience: UC faculty and staff

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

IRB Coordinators from the Human Research Protection Program will provide consulting for UC faculty and staff with questions about IRB submissions every month on the first Tuesday of the month from 1pm-4pm and the third Tuesday of the month from 9am-12pm.

Walk-ins are welcome.


Further Questions: Contact Deborah Stewart (quinonda@ucmail.uc.edu)

Training Upon Request

IRB Appointments Available for CECH faculty, staff, and students

Target Audience: CECH Faculty, staff and students

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

The CECH IRB Coordinator is available by appointment for CECH Faculty, staff and students to answer questions and provide support for IRB submissions.

Further Questions: Contact Christa Preston (prestoca@ucmail.uc.edu)

Training Upon Request

Common Rodent Techniques and Procedures

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers may request free training from LAMS Veterinary Staff on rodent techniques and procedures specific to their approved IACUC protocol, including but not limited to:

 

Common Rodent Techniques

Note: Procedures may be performed with or without anesthesia depending on trainee comfort unless otherwise noted.

  • Restraint: manual and mechanical
  • Identification methods: ear tag, ear notch
  • Nail trimming
  • Injection: SQ, IM, IP, IV, oral gavage
  • Rodent anesthesia machine instruction and anesthetic monitoring
  • Venipuncture: submandibular, saphenous, jugular, tail clip, tail lacerations and retro‐orbital injections/bleeding (under anesthesia)
  • Intracardiac injections and cardiocentesis

 

Rodent Surgical Procedures

  • Castration
  • Vasectomy
  • Ovariectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal capsule implant
  • Subcutaneous osmotic mini‐pump implants
  • Mammary fat pad injections
  • Renal ischemia/reperfusions

 

Rodent Necropsy Procedures

  • Tissue harvest
  • Gross cadaver examination
  • Perfusion (formalin/formaldehyde)

 

Course duration is dependent on procedure(s) requested.

To schedule, submit a Veterinary Service Request in RAP AOPS with your availability and requested techniques

Training Upon Request

ACUP Orientation

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

All personnel joining a UC IACUC protocol must first complete required training per the ACUP Training Policy.  This includes both research personnel (animal handlers) and administrative personnel (non-animal handlers).
Each individual’s training requirements are specific to their responsibilities on the IACUC protocol and may include:

 

IACUC Orientation


LAMS/Satellite Orientation

  • LAMS Facility Orientation OR Satellite/Field Orientation
  • Species Skills


ACUP Courses

  • Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Handlers
  • Working with the IACUC
  • Working with Species in Research Settings
     

Procedural Trainings

  • Animal Ordering
  • Principles of Surgery
  • LAMS Hazard Training

Past Events

Contact

Mailing Address

Biosafety Office (ML 0767)
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540 
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540 
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-6182

E-mail: inbiocom@ucmail.uc.edu