Do I need training?
All animal users are required to attend the annual Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Training Session, which is held annually in October or November. If you are unable to attend the session, a video recording is available for viewing.
Animal Users must provide evidence of skills and experience with the procedures listed in their IACUC Protocols. Additional training may be required as determined by the IACUC.
Please contact the following individuals for consultation on biosafety related issues:
Michele Crase (for general biosafety training)
Corinna Kashuba (for animal biosafety concerns)
Training in human subjects research is a required part of conducting research studies with humans. As part of an initiative to increase standards in human subjects research knowledge, ALL researchers will be required to complete the CITI training program before running participants in studies, or to provide documentation of equivalent training.
Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research is essential to investigators in all fields. RCR covers topics such as Research Misconduct, Peer Review, Authorship, Data Management and Acquisition, Collaborative Research, Mentoring and Conflicts of Interest. While certain grants may have additional requirements, it is good practice for all investigators to be trained in the RCR core areas.
Financial Conflict of Interest training is mandatory for all Public Health Services (PHS) funded investigators. The training needs to be completed once every four years. If an investigator received training from another university they still must complete NIU’s training program. Currently all training is done in person. Please contact Shannon Wapole, SWapole@niu.edu for additional questions.
Research Compliance and Integrity
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-8588
FAX: (815) 753-1631