Research & Graduate Studies offers a variety of training that fulfills the compliance requirements articulated by legislation, regulation, or policy. These training opportunities are meant to ensure researchers are informed about laws, regulations, and professional standards applicable to their research area. Portland State University is committed to offering training that is targeted to meet regulatory and sponsor requirements that faculty members, researchers, administrators, and graduate students must meet when conducting sponsored research at Portland State.
Many required training courses for researchers are offered via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). CITI is dedicated to serving the needs of colleges and governmental agencies as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their faculty members and learners. Instruction for how to use CITI to participate in individual training courses is available via the pages linked below.
Required Training for Researchers
Portland State University's human subjects training requirement is to provide research personnel with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the underlying ethical principles of human subjects research.
Portland State University's animal research training requirement is to provide research personnel with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the underlying ethical and health and safety principles of animal research.
Faculty, staff, and students conducting regulated biosafety research are REQUIRED to complete the IBC research training available via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
Responsible conduct of research can be broadly defined as "the practice of scientific investigation with integrity": NIH, 2009. RCR involves a commitment to personal responsibility in upholding established professional norms and ethical principles throughout the research process.
The National Science Foundation has implemented a new policy on sexual harassment requiring awardee institutions to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment and for PIs to receive appropriate training on sexual harassment.