Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

ORIO Training Requirements

Institutional Review Board (IRB) – all IRB research staff are required to complete the online CITI course Social and Behavioral Research – Basic/Refresher. Directions for the course can be found here: https://usm.maine.edu/orio/irb-training
 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) – all IACUC research staff are required to complete:

  • Animal Care and Use Training.  This can be fulfilled by EITHER:
    • The online CITI course Investigators, Staff and Students, Basic Course (Directions for the course can be found here: https://usm.maine.edu/orio/iacuc-training), OR
    • The in-person training offered every September by the USM attending veterinarian.  For more information, email the IACUC at iacuc@usm.maine.edu
  • The UEH&S Occupational Health Questionnaire, if the research personnel will have direct contact with animals.  Directions can be found here: http://www.usm.maine.edu/safety/forms-0.

 

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)  – all IBC research staff are required to complete:

  • The online CITI course Training for Investigators, Staff and Students Handling Biohazards course. Directions for the course can be found here: https://usm.maine.edu/orio/ibc-training.
  • Laboratory-Specific Training.  For more information, please contact your laboratory manager.
  • Bloodborne Pathogen training, if the research personnel may come into contact with human blood, bodily fluids or tissues.  For more information see: http://www.usm.maine.edu/safety/training.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – all research staff who receive support through NIH grants and any students who receive support through NSF grants are required to complete BOTH:

 

Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) – all researchers receiving non-USM funding are required to complete the online CITI course UMS Financial Conflict of Interest. Directions for the course can be found here: http://usm.maine.edu/orio/fcoi-training.

 

Export Control Regulations (ECR) - all sponsors of H-1B nonimmigrant workers are required to complete the online CITI course CITI Export Controls Course. Directions for the course can be found here: http://usm.maine.edu/orio/export-control-training.