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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 CoursePopulationRenewal
Animal User OrientationAnyone in contact with research and teaching animals.

Every five years

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

Renewal: Every five years.

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Risk Communication in Animal FacilitiesAnyone in contact with research and teaching animals.

Every five years

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Agricultural SafetyAnyone 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 CoursePopulationRenewal
Biosafety Required TrainingAll personnel listed on a biosafety protocol.

Every five years

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

Annually

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Fulfills OSHA training requirement for BBP.

Human Subjects

Required CoursePopulationRenewal
HIPAA Privacy and Security TrainingAnyone 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 ProtectionAnyone listed on a UW–Madison human subjects protocol.

Every three years.


Good Clinical PracticeKey personnel on studies that meet the NIH definition of a clinical trail that either (1) involve drugs, devices, biological agents, or radioisotopes or (2) are NIH funded.

Every three years.


Stem Cell

Required CoursePopulationRenewal
Stem Cell Ethics and Policy TrainingAnyone listed on a stem cell research oversight protocol.Every three years

Compliance Training

Effort Certification

Required CoursePopulationRenewal
Effort Certification TrainingAnyone with effort on sponsored projects

None

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Export Controls

CoursePopulationRenewal
Export Control Training

Research Administrators

Every two years

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Export Controls OverviewUniversity Leadership

None

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Financial Conflict of Interest

CoursePopulationRenewal
Conflict of Interest TrainingAny human subjects researchers and any PI, Co-I, or key person who named or listed on federal funding

Every four years

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Responsible Conduct of Research

CoursePopulationRenewal
NSF RCR TrainingUndergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF funding

None

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

None

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USDA NIFA Capacity Fund (142) RCR TrainingPIs, 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 CoursePopulationRenewal
Cage Wash and Autoclave TrainingAnyone working in animal areas that use cage wash and autoclave

None

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Biosafety

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

None

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Hazmat Shipping and Transportation

Biosafety 105: Cabinet UseOptional Training

None

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

Biosafety 106: Autoclave UseOptional training

None

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Biosafety 107: Centrifuge UseOptional training

None

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Chemical Safety

CoursePopulationRenewal
Chemical Safety Training. Please note this is in person training. Search Environmental Health and SafetyRequired 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 TrainingFor 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 registerAll employees who ship hazardous chemicals

DOT: Three years

IATA: Two years

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This training is also available in person.

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

None

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This training is also available in person.

Personal Protective EquipmentRecommended for researchers

None

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The module Hazard Communication is required; others are optional.

Fire Safety

CoursePopulationRenewal
Fire Extinguisher Training. Please note this is in person training. Search Environmental Health and SafetyAny employee

Yearly refresher training

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Radiation Safety

CoursePopulationRenewal
Radiation Safety 101 Part ICertified radiation workers at UW–Madison

one time

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Radiation Safety 101 Part IICertified radiation workers at UW–Madison

one time

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Radiation Safety 102Certified radiation workers at UW–Madison

Annually

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Radiation Safety 101 ACertified radiation workers at SVM and Primate Center

One time

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Radiation Safety 106Users of non-medical X-ray Devices

None

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Laser Safety Users of 3b and 4 non-medical lasers

None

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Alpha Emitter Training

Annually

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Medical Laser Safety Users of medical lasers at SVM

Annually

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DOT Shippers TrainingPeople who need to ship radioactive materials

Every three years

Contact ORS at radiationsafety@wisc.edu


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