Education and Training

To promote integrity and responsibility in research, RSP maintains several courses regarding research education and project management. These courses are available to any staff currently engaged in or interested in research.

Offered Courses

  • Protection of Human Subjects Training*
  • Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Training*
  • Grants 101 Training
  • Research Seminar Series

*Prior to engaging in any research activity at Children’s, all investigators and study personnel (research assistants, coordinators, etc) are required to complete both “Protection of human subjects” and “Financial conflict of interest” courses.

2013 Pediatric medicine: research and practice conference

November 22, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital-Education Building
821 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

This conference will provide a forum for investigators in the community to present the results of their current research activities, as well as share ideas for future research collaborations. The conference will also highlight current topics in pediatric medicine and discuss their impact on research and patient care.

Keynote Speaker:
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer PhD, MPH, RD
Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota
Preventing Obesity AND Eating Disorders in Adolescents: What can Health Care Providers Do?"

Short Presentations:
M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD
The effects of exenatide on hypothalamic obesity

Renee Temme, MS, CGC
Quality improvements in genetic counseling following positive newborn screening results for cystic fibrosis

B. Kelly Han, MD
Accuracy and risk of diagnostics in congenital heart disease

Mark Mammel, MD
Surfactant – Past, present and future

For more information and registration:

Protection of Human Subjects Training

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Biomedical Investigator, Basic Course

This course satisfies the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining Federal funds.

The training may be accessed at: Follow these steps:

1.  Create a user name and password

2.  Select Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota as the participating institution

3.  Select the course for biomedical investigators

4.  Upon successful completion, print and save the certificate

Refresher training must be completed every two years.

Also, complete the CITI Human Subjects Training for another Institution

Please contact Debra McKeehen, Institutional Review Board administrator, at 651-220-5818 with any questions regarding human subjects training.

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Training

FCOI training must be completed by any person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research.

The training may be accessed at:

1.  Login or create a user name and password

2.  Select CITI Conflicts of Interest Course, Stage 1

3.  Upon successful completion, print and save the certificate

Children’s full FCOI training policy can be found at:

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , research compliance specialist, at 612-813-7024 for information regarding the financial conflict of interest training or policy.

Grants 101 Training

Grants 101 training provides an orientation to post-award grants management for investigators and study/program staff who will be charging effort or other expenses to a grant.

Training objectives:

  • Identify regulated concepts applicable to expense transactions
  • Identify ways of incurring expenses on your grant
  • Identify tools available to assist you in fiscally managing your project

Please contact Lou Urban, Grant Accounting Manager, at 651-855-2603 for a current training schedule.

Research Seminar Series

The Research Seminar Series provides education and instruction on a wide range of basic research principles. These seminars are intended for all Children’s staff and volunteers currently engaged in or interested in research.

If there is a topic you would like to have included in this seminar series, please contact Camerone Bey, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, 612-813-7628.

Please visit the Calendar to view our upcoming seminars.