Training Required to Participate in Research

Individuals must be authorized to conduct or participate in research activities via an approved IBC, IRB, and/or IACUC protocol and must complete all appropriate training prior to beginning any research activity. Click on the training requirements link below to view or print a guide to assist in determining the applicable training required for each individual. Other specialized training may be required depending upon the research activities to be performed.

       Training Required for Research - listing of training courses, frequency and source to complete training.

Failure to complete training by any project team member will delay approval to IBC, IRB and IACUC appliations and amendments.

LSUHSC-NO uses the following web-based training programs.

  • LSUHSC-NO Office of Compliance Knowledge Delivery System is a web-based training program: KDS. Individuals must have LSUHSC-NO server user ID to access KDS. All employees and students with KDS access must complete training through KDS. New employees/students should wait for issue of server and KDS access as self-study modules will not be accepted.
  • LSUHSC-NO Environmental Health & Safety has task-specific training modules: EH&S.
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative is an independently-contracted service provider: CITI. An LSUHSC-NO server user ID is NOT required. Individuals create their own user accounts. Individuals can transfer CITI credits from one institution to another by adding affiliations to their account. Click here for Instructions on how to create a CITI account and select course.

Alternative Source of Training: An individual who does not have KDS access or is not an employee or student of LSUHSC-NO, must provide documentation of the required training from a comparable source or can complete the self-study training courses that are listed below. Upon completion, email the quiz as instructed to receive credit.