Office of Research and Economic Development Training Opportunities

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) provides training to the FIU research community in a variety of methods. There are many online training and review sessions provided regarding compliance as well as sponsored research training that can be viewed at your convenience. If more direct training is required, ORED staff is available to provide one-on-one training as needed.

Research Administrators Certificate Course

The Research Administrators Certificate Course (RACC) is an online course that was designed to assist the University research community in better understanding the administration and compliance requirements of sponsored research at FIU. The Course is comprised of twelve modules from proposal preparation through project close-out and research compliance obligations. You may take each module at your convenience. You will receive FIU professional development credit for each module completed and a certificate of completion when you complete all modules.

Visit the Research Administrators Certificate Course training page for more information.

Export Controls

FIU utilizes the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) program for providing access to an online Export Controls training course. The online training course covers the following five modules:

  1. An overview of U.S. Export Control Regulations
  2. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  3. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  4. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  5. FIU Institutional-Specific Requirements

Visit the Export Controls training page for more information.

Responsible Conduct of Research

NSF: The Responsible Conduct of Research online CITI training is required for all undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF to conduct research.

NIH: The Responsible Conduct of Research online training is required for all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant. In addition to the online CITI RCR training, NIH requires attendance to one-on-one continuing education workshops for a total of 8 hours every 4 years.

USDA/NIFA: The Responsible Conduct of Research online training is required for program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and any staff participating in the research project.

Visit the Responsible Conduct of Research training page for more information.

Conflict of Interest

FIU utilizes the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) program for providing access to an online COI (Conflict of Interest) training course. The online training course covers the following four modules:

  1. Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules
  2. Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators
  3. Institution-Specific Policies
  4. Conflicts of Commitment, Conscience, and Institutional Conflicts of Interest

Visit the Conflict of Interest training page for more information.

Effort Reporting

The Office of Research and Economic Development offers Effort Reporting training sessions and training materials along with ecrt training videos and training guides to assist the research community.

Visit the Effort Reporting training page for more information.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Office of Research Integrity provides access to a number of different trainings and educational resources to provide investigators with information on the protection of human subjects in research. Investigators have access to online training courses, training presentations, training workshops, and external training resources.

Visit the IRB training page for more information.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

The Office of Research Integrity offers various educational resources to provide investigators with the necessary understanding on the protection of animal subjects in research. Investigators have access to online CITI training courses and hands-on training from the Office of Laboratory Animal Research (LAR). training presentations, training workshops, and external training resources.

Visit the IACUC training page for more information.

Visit the LAR page for more information.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Office of Research Integrity provides access to a number of different trainings and educational resources to educate investigators on the use of Recombinant DNA and Synthetic Nucleic Acid in research. Investigators have access to the CITI online Biasafety & Biosecurity training course.

Visit the IBC training page for more information.