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UW–Madison Research Compliance, Protocol, and Safety Related Training Requirements

This page provides research compliance, protocol, and safety related training requirements. The PI Portal provides a comprehensive list of all trainings for PIs and all staff on protocols.

Protocol Related Training:

Animal Research

Required Course Population Renewal
Animal User Orientation Anyone in contact with research and teaching animals.

Every five years

Safety for Personnel with Animal Contact Anyone in contact with research and teaching animals.

Renewal: Every five years.

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Risk Communication in Animal Facilities Anyone in contact with research and teaching animals.

Every five years

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Agricultural Safety Anyone in contact with research and teaching animals on a farm or agricultural station.

Every five years

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Herpes B Safety

Anyone in contact with non-human primates or tissue.

Annually

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Additional Training

Species and research specific training requirements

Dependent on training

Biosafety

Required Course Population Renewal
Biosafety Required Training All personnel listed on a biosafety protocol.

Every five years

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Biosafety 102: Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for Laboratory Research Researchers working with potentially infectious human materials.

Annually

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Fulfills OSHA training requirement for BBP.

Human Subjects

Required Course Population Renewal
HIPAA Privacy and Security Training Anyone who is a member of the UW–Madison Health Care Component along with the entire Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine and Public Health. Individuals listed on an IRB protocol involving protected health information are part of the Health Care Component.

Annually (non-rolling).

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Biomedical Course in Human Subjects Protection or Social/Behavioral Course in Human Subjects Protection Anyone listed on a UW–Madison human subjects protocol.

Every three years.


Good Clinical Practice UW–Madison and UW Health personnel involved in certain types of research projects

Every three years.


Stem Cell

Required Course Population Renewal
Stem Cell Ethics and Policy Training Anyone listed on a stem cell research oversight protocol. Every three years

Compliance Training

Effort Certification

Required Course Population Renewal
Effort Certification Training Anyone with effort on sponsored projects

None

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Export Controls

Course Population Renewal
Export Control Training: Regulations, compliance issues, and project assessment Research Administrators

Every two years

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Export Controls Overview University Leadership

None

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Financial Conflict of Interest

Course Population Renewal
Conflict of Interest Training Any human subjects researchers and any PI, Co-I, or key person who is supported by federal funding

Every four years

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Responsible Conduct of Research

Course Population Renewal
NSF RCR Training Undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF funding

None

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USDA NIFA RCR Training PIs, Co-Is, and anyone supported by a USDA NIFA award

None

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USDA NIFA Capacity Fund (142) RCR Training PIs, Co-Is, and anyone supported by a USDA NIFA Capacity Fund (142) award

None

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NIH RCR Training

Training is handled locally and is based on what is stipulated in the grant application.

Trainees, fellows, and scholars supported by some types of NIH D, F, K, R, T, and U awards

None

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Additional Safety Training

Animal

Required Course Population Renewal
Cage Wash and Autoclave Training Anyone working in animal areas that use cage wash and autoclave

None

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Biosafety

Course Population Renewal
Biosafety 205: Hazardous Materials Shipping- Infectious and Biological Substances (Bio HazMat Shipping) and Biosafety 206: Bio HazMat Shipping Packaging Workshop Certified hazardous material shipper of biological, infectious substances, and dry ice.

None

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Hazmat Shipping and Transportation

Biosafety 105: Cabinet Use Optional Training

None

This course is currently unavailable. The Biosafety Office is developing new content for this training.

Biosafety 106: Autoclave Use Optional training

None

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Biosafety 107: Centrifuge Use Optional training

None

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Chemical Safety

Course Population Renewal
Chemical Safety Training. Please note this is in person training. Search Environmental Health and Safety Required for all researchers

Every five years

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This course fulfills the training requirement of the OSHA laboratory standard.

Chemical Safety Training for Non-lab Personnel. Optional training course

None

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The module Hazard Communication is required; others are optional

Cryogen Safety Training For researchers who work with cryogenic liquids

None

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The module Hazard Communication is required; others are optional.

Fume Hood Use (online training) For researchers who use a fume hood

None

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This training is also available in person.

Hazardous Chemical Shipping and Transportation This is in person training. Contact Nils Gibson to register All employees who ship hazardous chemicals

DOT: Three years

IATA: Two years

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This training is also available in person.

Hazardous Communication Training Anyone who works with hazardous chemicals in a non-laboratory environment

None

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This training is also available in person.

Personal Protective Equipment Recommended for researchers

None

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The module Hazard Communication is required; others are optional.

Fire Safety

Course Population Renewal
Fire Extinguisher Training. Please note this is in person training. Search Environmental Health and Safety Any employee

Yearly refresher training

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Radiation Safety

Course Population Renewal
Radiation Safety 106: X-Ray Diffraction Users of x-ray generating devices at UW–Madison

None

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Laser Safety Training Users of class 3b and 4 lasers UW–Madison

None

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DOT Training

In person course. Quiz available after course completion

People who must ship or transport radioactive materials

Every three years

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Keywords: animal research and teaching, biosafety stem cell research export controls CITI training department of transportation DOT environmental health and safety EHS HIPAA IRB human research NIH NSF USDA NIFA Capacity RCR