Training Requirements


Training Requirements

Effective July 1, 2017, the following training requirements must be met for any individual named on a new HRRC submission.

 

1. Individuals who have not previously need named on an approved GVSU human subjects protocol are required to complete:

  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research (Concise Course) (~45 min) or equivalent (see list below)
  • Epigeum Full Human Subjects Protections Course (~150 min) or equivalent (see list below)

 

2. Individuals who have previously been named on an approved GVSU human subjects protocol are require to complete: 

  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research (Concise Course) (~45 min) or equivalent (see list below)
  • Epigeum Human Subjects Protections Module (located within the Concise Course) (~15 min) or equivalent (see list below)

 

The minimum passing score is 80%. Training certificates are valid for three years, after which point the training will need to be repeated prior to submission of a new HRRC protocol. 


Equivalent Courses

Any of the following can be used to fulfill the Responsible Conduct of Research (Concise Course) requirement:

  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research: Concise 
  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research - Arts and Humanities
  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research - Biomedical Sciences
  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research - Engineering and Technology
  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research - Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Epigeum Responsible Conduct of Research - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • CITI RCR Basic Course
  • CITI RCR Refresher Course
  • Completion of GVSU's one-day RCR Bootcamp

 

Any of the following can be used to fulfill the Full Human Subjects Protections requirement (individuals not previously named on an approved GVSU HRRC protocol):

  • Epigeum Human Subjects Protection (~150 min) course
  • CITI Biomedical (Biomed) Basic
  • CITI Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic

 

Any of the following can be used to fulfill the Concise Human Subjects Protections requirement (individuals previously named on an approved GVSU HRRC protocol):

  • Epigeum Human Subjects Protection module (~15 min) located within the Responsible Conduct of Research: Concise (US) Course
  • CITI Biomed Refresher 1
  • CITI Biomed Refresher 2
  • CITI Biomed Refresher 3
  • CITI Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Refresher 1
  • CITI Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Refresher 2
  • Attendance at the Human Subjects breakout session at GVSU's one-day RCR Bootcamp 

 

For the CITI courses, you must complete all required modules and associated quizzes, and score at least 80% overall on the quizzes.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (rci@gvsu.edu). 


If you are looking for Epigeum training, click here:

Epigeum Training

Note: This will take you to a protected webpage showing instructions for how to setup an Epigeum account, as well as further information related to using Epigeum at GVSU. When prompted on the next screen, enter your GVSU user name and password to access this information.


CITI Training

If you are looking for CITI training, click here.

Note: GVSU no longer supports CITI, but will continue to accept CITI certificates for individuals who use CITI through other organizations/institutions.



Page last modified September 18, 2017