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Research Policy and Guidance

Lab Safety

University of Minnesota

Federal (Office of Management and Budget)

  • Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
  • Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations

Research Compliance

Hazardous Waste (Chemical Waste Management) (Required Annually)

Hazardous Waste (Chemical Waste Management) (Required Annually)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Third Thursday of every month, 8:00-10:30 (in conjunction with Chemical Safety class)
W120 Boynton Health Service
Register for "Laboratory Safety Training" at
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/labtraining.html

On-Line Option
Chemical Waste Management
Go to:http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/
login required

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site; in addition, a training form (http://www.dehs.umn.edu/hwd/hwtrain.pdf) signed by classroom instructor, should also be submitted to Makayla Maile, Departmental Safety Coordinator (MMC 395). Keep a copy for your records.
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft; you will receive a confirming e-mail which you should forward to Departmental Safety Coordinator.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) (Required Once)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) (Required Once)

How often is this training required?
Once (number of modules depends on position)

Classroom Option
Not available

On-Line Option
Go to:
http://www.ahc.umn.edu/privacy/training/home.html
and follow the instructions for training (login required).

Documentation
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft.

Human Subjects, Use of (Required Once)

Human Subjects, Use of (Required Once)

How often is this training required?
Once

Classroom Option
Not available

On-Line Option
Option 1: Review the online materials available through the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) hosted by the University of Miami Medical School server (http://www.citiprogram.org). There are separate tracks for biomedical research and social/behavioral research. Click on "Register for CITI Course" and select the University of Minnesota under "all others."

Option 2: Review the Office of Human Research Protections' CD-ROM entitled "Investigator 101." Request an individual copy of the CD-ROM from the IRB at http://www.research.umn.edu/irb/training. This instruction is appropriate for either biomedical or social/behavior, but does not have separate tracks.

Option 3: Review the online "Human Participant Protection Education for Research Teams" from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://cme.nci.nih.gov). This instruction is directed to biomedical researchers.

Documentation
Self-report CD-ROM or any of the online methods at
http://www.research.umn.edu/first/humansubjects.htm
(login required)

Radiation Safety Orientation (Required Once)

Radiation Safety Orientation (Required Once)

Radiation Safety Orientation
All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students that wish to have unescorted access to areas that are designated for radioactive material use, or storage, must complete this Radiation Safety Orientation.

How often is this training required?
Once

Classroom Option
Not available

On-Line Option
Go to:
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/rpd/orientation/homepg.asp
and follow the instructions for training (login required)

Documentation
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft.

Radiation Safety Training (Required Annually)

Radiation Safety Training (Required Annually)

Radiation Safety Training
(the Radiation Protection Division (RPD) of DEHS offers annual in-person training as a part of its audit processes)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Optional video training materials available from DEHS (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Recorded by RPD of DEHS

Select Agents (Required Annually)

Select Agents (Required Annually)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Call the Biosafety Officer at 612-624-5479

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Recorded by DEHS; in addition, a training form signed by classroom instructor, should also be submitted to Patrick Blaney, Departmental Safety Coordinator (MMC 395). Keep a copy for your records.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part I (Required Annually)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part I (Required Annually)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part 1
Fostering Integrity in Research Scholarship and Teaching (FIRST)

  • Social Responsibility & Reporting Misconduct including History and Values Relating to Research and Scholarship
  • Authorship, Plagiarism & Peer Review

Research Data Management

How often is this training required?
Once: (new faculty must complete within one year of date of hire)

Classroom Option
Register for classroom training at http://www.research.umn.edu/reo/education/core.html

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part II (Required Once)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part II (Required Once)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Part 2
Fostering Integrity in Research Scholarship and Teaching (FIRST)

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Intellectual Property
  • Conflict of Interest

How often is this training required?
Once (new faculty must complete within one year of date of hire)

Classroom Option
Register for classroom training at http://www.research.umn.edu/reo/education/core.html
Fiscal responsibility session is only offered in-person.

On-Line Option
Two of the three sessions can be completed online (login required):

Intellectual Property at
http://www.research.umn.edu/intellectualproperty and

Conflict of Interest at
http://www.research.umn.edu/coi/index.shtml

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site.
Self-report online sessions at
http://www.research.umn.edu/first/humansubjects.htm (login required).

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Ed Information Update (Required Annually)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Ed Information Update (Required Annually)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education
Information Update
Fostering Integrity in Research Scholarship and Teaching (FIRST)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Not available

On-Line Option
Go to:http://www.research.umn.edu/first/contedu/
and follow the instructions for training (login required).

Documentation
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Ed Awareness/Discussion

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Ed Awareness/Discussion

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Awareness/Discussion
Fostering Integrity in Research Scholarship and Teaching (FIRST)

How often is this training required?
Every three years

Classroom Option
These responsible research awareness/discussion activities may be at the University or off campus (e.g., at other universities or professional conferences). The activity might be a lecture given by someone with expertise in the topic or a structured discussion among colleagues. Many current faculty activities meet this requirement, such as:

  • Department seminars dealing with topics in RCR or professional ethics
  • Programs sponsored or co-sponsored by OVPR, such as the University-wide Forum Series, or by other centers, such as seminars offered by the Center for Bioethics
  • Seminars, lectures, programs or other sessions at professional societies, other universities, or other institutions on relevant topics
  • Teaching part of one or more courses or workshops for faculty or graduate or undergraduate students on research and professional ethics
  • Service on committees, such as the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or the Conflict Review Committee

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Self-report awareness/discussion activity at
http://www.research.umn.edu/first/ContEdAwareness.htm (login required).

Compliance Training and Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Compliance Training and Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Animal Training and Certification
For University employees and students working with laboratory or agricultural animals

How often is this training required?
Once

Classroom Option
Live Seminar
D528 Mayo Building, Minneapolis Campus
Register for classroom training at:
http://www.research.umn.edu/iacuc/training/
(click on "Seminar Dates and Registration" under Option 2)

Online Option
Animal Use Tutorial (60 min.) Option 1 at:
http://www.research.umn.edu/iacuc/training/
(login required)

Documentation
Classroom and on-line training recorded in PeopleSoft

Animal Training and Certification - Additional (Required Once)

Animal Training and Certification - Additional (Required Once)

Animal Training and Certification - Additional
For all personnel who will contact specific pathogen-free (SPF) rodents or nonhuman primates

How often is this training required?
Once

Classroom Option
Attend species-specific training through Research Animal Resources (RAR).
Call (612) 624-9100 to schedule SPF Rodents/Microisolator Training or Nonhuman Primate Handling and Biosafety Training

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Keep a copy for your records.

Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Infections Agents (Required Annually)

Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Infections Agents (Required Annually)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Third Thursday of every month,10:30-11:00
W120 Boynton Health Service
Register for classroom training at:
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/labtraining.html
(click on "register" under Biological Materials (Additional Segment)

On-Line Option
Preventing Employee Exposure to Bloodborne and Other Pathogens
Go to:
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/bloodborne/
(login required at end)

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site; in addition, a training form (http://www.dehs.umn.edu/pohd/Bptrain.pdf), signed by classroom instructor, should also be submitted to Departmental Safety Coordinator (MMC 395). Keep a copy for your records.
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft; you will receive a confirming e-mail which you should forward to Departmental Safety Coordinator.

Chemical Safety (Required Annually)

Chemical Safety (Required Annually)

How often is this training required?
Annually

Classroom Option
Third Thursday of every month, 8:00-10:30
(in conjunction with Hazardous Waste class)
W120 Boynton Health Service
Register for "Laboratory Safety Training" at
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/labtraining.html

On-Line Option
Part 1: Introduction to Research Safety
Part 2: Chemical Safety
Go to:
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/labsafety/

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site; in addition, a training form (http://www.dehs.umn.edu/safety/lsp/lsptrainfrm.html) signed by classroom instructor, should also be submitted to Departmental Safety Coordinator (MMC395). Keep a copy for your records.
Online training recorded in PeopleSoft; you will receive a confirming e-mail which you should forward to Departmental Safety Coordinator.

Controlled Substances (Required Once)

Controlled Substances (Required Once)

How often is this training required?
Once

Classroom Option
Register for classroom training at
http://www.research.umn.edu/regaffairs/ControlledSub/
(click on "training")

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site.

Hazardous Material Shipping (Required Every Three Years)

Hazardous Material Shipping (Required Every Three Years)

How often is this training required?
Every three years

Classroom Option
Offered quarterly in room 4-101 Hasselmo Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Register for classroom training at http://www.dehs.umn.edu/training/shiphazmat.html (click on "register online")

On-Line Option
Not available

Documentation
Classroom training recorded in PeopleSoft after attendance is verified at training site.

Contacts

Safety Coordinator

TBD
Assistant Scientist
12-147 Moos Tower
Mayo Mail Code 395
Phone: (612) 626-3843

obgadmin@umn.edu

Use of Controlled Substances

Contact: Raghu Rao

HIPPAA/Privacy Coordinator

Susan Hauber
#353-41, 717 Delaware St SE
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
Phone: (612) 624-4681
Fax: (612) 624-8441
schauber@umn.edu