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.

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Mandatory Training for All Research

  • Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR)
  • InfoEd Proposal Development (PD) Training
  • Hazard Communication and GHS
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Principles of Biosafety
  • Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management

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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
  • Biosafety Training
  • Radiation Safety Training

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Basic Science & Translational Research

Mandatory Training

  • Basic Laboratory Safety
  • Laboratory Specific Safety Training
  • Principles of Biosafety
  • Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management
  • Certificate of Fitness: C-14

Laboratory Specific Training

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

Supplemental, Activity Specific Training

  • Autoclave Safety
  • Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Control in HIV/HBV/HCV Laboratories
  • BloodBorne Pathogens and Exposure Control in Research Settings
  • BSL3 (Non Select Agents) Safety
  • Compliant Operation and Management of Dark Rooms
  • Eyewashes and Safety Showers
  • Initial Laser Safety for Researchers
  • Initial Radiation Safety for Researchers
  • Needlestick Injury Prevention and Reporting for Research-Related Activities
  • Proper Use of Chemical Fume Hoods

Mandatory Training for Animal 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 301: Preparing Grants with Subawards
  • GCO 401: Preparing an NIH Other Support Page
  • GCO 402: Preparing an NIH Just in Time (JIT) Other Support Page
  • GCO 403: Preparing an NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Other Support Page

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Specialized Training and Permits

  • Phlebotomy Workshop
  • 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

Upcoming training sessions are announced through the research administration emailing system, Research Listserv. Click here to sign up for Research Listserv.

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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.

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