Investigators at ISMMS along with members of the research team who are involved in the conduct of human subject, clinical, translational or basic research are required to complete training specific to the nature of their research as outlined below.

Training Requirements

Changes to the type of research activities being conducted or changes to research personnel’s roles and responsibilities may require updates or additional training. It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to ensure all research personnel are adequately trained prior to engaging in research activities.

NEW Clinical Research Coordinator Training Modules

The Office of Research Services (ORS) and ConduITS Institute for Translational Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have recently added two new CITI Program Learning Modules for clinical research coordinators (or anyone at Mount Sinai) to access educational opportunities.

Mandatory Training for All Research

  • CITI Program Training - Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR)
  • InfoEd Proposal Development (PD) Training
  • CITI Program Training - New Employee Initial Training
  • CITI Program Training –Core Training Requirements
    • Biosafety Course Overview
    • Risk Management: Work Practices
    • Risk Management: Personal Protective Equipment
    • Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management
    • Hazard Communication

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Mandatory Training for Human Subject Research

  • CITI Program Training
  • CITI Program Training – Rigor, Reproducibility, and Ethical Behavior in Biomedical Research
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Clinical Research Billing Rules for Investigators
  • Epic
  • CITI Program Training – OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Radiation Safety Training

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Clinical Research Coordinator Training Modules

Basic Science & Translational Research

Mandatory Training

  • CITI Program Training – Biomedical Research
    • Laboratory-Acquired Infections
    • Biohazard Risk Assessment
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Risk Management: Emergency and Spill Response
    • Risk Management: Engineering Controls
  • Laboratory Specific Safety Orientation
  • Certificate of Fitness: C-14

Laboratory Safety Specific Resources

  • Laboratory Specific Safety Orientation
  • Laboratory Specific Hazard Assessment
  • Laboratory Specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Supplemental, Activity Specific Training

  • CITI Program Training  – OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
  • CITI Program Training – Animal Users
  • CITI Program Training – Recombinant DNA & Synthetic Nucleic Acids
    CITI Program Training – Nanotechnology
  • CITI Program Training – Shipping Regulated Biological Materials
  • CITI Program Training – Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
  • CITI Program Training – ISMMS Select Agents and Toxins Program
  • CITI Program Training – BSL-3/ABSL-3 Biocontainment Research
  • Autoclave Safety (PEAK)
  • Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) (PEAK)
  • Compliant Operation and Management of Dark Rooms (PEAK)
  • Eyewashes and Safety Showers (PEAK)
  • Initial and Refresher Laser Safety for Researchers (PEAK)
  • Initial and Refresher Radiation Safety for Researchers (PEAK)
  • Proper Use of Chemical Fume Hoods (PEAK)

Mandatory Training for In Vivo Research

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Training
  • CITI Program Training
  • Annual Occupational Health and Safety Questionnaire (OHSQ)

Grants Training

  • Grants Compliance
  • GCO 101: Basics of the Sponsored Project and Research Application Process
  • GCO 102: Finding Funding Opportunities Using SPIN
  • GCO 201: Basics of Sponsored Projects Budgeting
  • GCO 202: NIH Modular Grant Budgets
  • GCO 203: Budgeting Direct Costs on Federal Awards
  • GCO 204: Budgeting Indirect Costs on Federal Awards
  • GCO 205: Applying the Updated Federal Indirect Cost Rates
  • GCO 301: Preparing Grants with Subawards
  • GCO 401: Preparing an NIH Other Support Page
  • GCO 402: Collecting Information for the NIH Other Support (OS) Page
  • GCO 403: Other Support Template Training
  • GCO 404: Upcoming Changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support Page

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Specialized Training and Permits

  • IATA-Dangerous Goods Transport Training

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IRB University

The PPHS IRB University Program offers training courses for investigators and research teams who are involved in the design, conduct, and/or reporting of human subject studies at the Mount Sinai Health System. The courses provide hands-on training on the IRB submission requirements, protocol, and consent writing, as well as useful tips to ensure documentation is complete and compliant.

  • IRB 101: Basic Steps of the IRB Submission
  • IRB 201: Document Analysis & Evaluation: Protocol and Consent
  • IRB 300: Series for Request to Rely (R2R) Submissions
  • IRB 400: Series for Request to Serve (R2S) Submissions

Training is available in PEAK.

OnCore Training

In order to obtain a User Account within the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System, specific training courses must be submitted in an OnCore/Payments Service Desk User Request. The specific training is dependent upon the user’s role within the system, and is accessed through self-assigned eLearning modules in PEAK.

Download the OnCore Service Desk Flyer for information regarding the request of OnCore user access, and find information about the specific training requirements on the OnCore CTMS Website.  

Contact the OnCore Central team for more information.

Training Platforms


Research Start-up Checklists

For a role-based list of the first steps to getting started with research at the School, select one of the following:

Research 411 Portal

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