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.
- 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.
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: www.citiprogram.org. 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: www.citiprogram.org
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:
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.
- 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.