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 -  updated 8/21/2017 lists 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 (KDS) is a web-based training system. Individuals must have an LSU logon ID to access KDS. All employees, students and gratis members must complete their compliance training online through KDS. New personnel must wait for their LSU logon ID to complete their training online. Self-study training will NOT be accepted from anyone who has or will receive access to KDS as it is reserved for workforce members who are not in PeopleSoft (ex. External Affiliates) and do not have KDS access.
    • Individuals can log into KDS account to obtain their completion dates of training.
  • 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 is external or not affiliated with LSUHSC-NO and does not have KDS access, 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.