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Resources for Student and Postdoctoral Researchers

These workshops and online resources are designed to help students and postdocs conduct high quality research and scholarship while at UA and lay the foundation for successful careers.

If you are interesting in having one of these workshops presented for your department or college, please contact Research Training Services at 621-0598 or RDI-Training@email.arizona.edu. We can also deliver specialized training by request.

You can register for the following workshops by clicking on the workshop title.

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Required Training

Depending on the nature of your research or your source of funding, you and your research team may be required to complete one or more of the following trainings.

Conflict of Interest Required Disclosure Training
Who is required: All investigators, meaning any person who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, regardless of his or her title or position at the University.
Deadline for completion:

  • Prior to proposal submission for all PIs receiving funding from any federal source, including sub-federal awards
  • Prior to participating in the Conduct of Research for all other PIs
  • Every four years thereafter or as directed by the University.

Validity: Valid for 4 years.

Export Control Training
Who is required: All UA employees working on an export controlled project secured with a Technology Control Plan.
Deadline for completion: Prior to the start of the project and thereafter annually throughout the duration of the secured project or for as long as the TCP remains in place.
Validity: Valid for 1 year

Protecting Human Research Subjects
Who is required: All members of research team
Deadline for completion:Prior to conducting any activities related to the human research.
Validity: Valid for 4 years

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee/UA Lab Animal Welfare
Who is required: All members of research team
Deadline for completion: Prior to conducting any activities related to research involving animals.

HIPAA Certification
Who is required:   All members of the UA workforce who have access protected health information and perform work/research in a UA Health Care Component as part of their job
Deadline for completion: Within 30 days of joining UA.
Validity: Valid for 1 year

Biosafety Protection
Who is required:  All individuals who work with and/or supervise the use of recombinant and biohazardous material.
Deadline for completion: Prior to working with biohazardous material.
Validity: Valid for 1 year

Laboratory Chemical Safety
Who is required:  All faculty, staff, students, and volunteers working with hazardous chemicals in a Laboratory
Deadline for completion: Prior to working in laboratory using hazardous chemicals.
Validity: Valid for 1 year

Radiation Safety
Who is required:  All Faculty, staff, students, and personnel working with various radiation equipment in a laboratory    
Deadline for completion: Prior to working in laboratory using hazardous chemicals.
Validity: Valid for 1 year

Responsible Conduct of Research
Who is requiredMost students and postdoctoral researchers funded by NIH, NSF, and NIFA; and early career faculty funded by NIH. See RCR Federal Requirements page for details. 
Deadline for completion: Must begin the certification program within 30 days of being funded on an applicable grant. One year to complete all requirements. 
Validity: Valid for 4 years

Online Resources
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
EthicsCORE
The Office of Research Integrity

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