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Ethical Compliance

Graduate Students

Training & Certification

All research involving use of Animal Care and Use, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Export Control, Human Subjects Research, Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Financial Conflicts of Interest must complete training and certification. Completio n of the computer-based training program meets the certification requirements for a period of three or four years for all faculty, staff, and students at SIUE who engage in research. When you have successfully completed the training course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. You must submit this certificate to the SIUE Office of Research and Projects must be included with any protocols submitted to the institutional review committees.

Human Subjects Training- completed through Epigeum OR CITI Program

Only select ONE system to complete Human Subjects Training.

Epigeum

To access the Epigeum Impact System, please do the following:

  • Go to https://impact.epigeum.com 
  • Complete registration. You will be asked for an access token. The token needed is: 33abc0e9
  • You will be sent an activation email. If this does not arrive, please check your SPAM email. The email will have been sent from technical@epigeum.com 
  • Once the account is activated, log in and you will be shown the course programs available. Please Choose “Human Subjects Protection”
  • If you are RENEWING your certification and have already completed Human Subjects Training, please choose “Responsible Conduct of Research: Concise” and then choose “Human Subjects Protections (optional course).”

Once you have completed the course, email a copy of the completion certificate to irbtraining@siue.edu.  Your certification is valid for 3 years.

CITI

To access the CITI on-line training course, go to www.citiprogram.org
Once you have logged into the training site, choose Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) from the drop down box that lists all of the universities who use CITI. When you reach the Main Menu page, you will see a listing of most of the courses offered through CITI you will want to choose the one called: “Group 1, Faculty, Staff, and Students conduction research with human subjects.” Within each course there will be several modules. You must complete all modules.

Once you have completed the course, email a copy of the completion certificate to irbtraining@siue.edu. Your certification is valid for 3 years.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training- completed through Epigeum OR CITI Program

Students: Only select ONE system to complete RCR Training.

Epigeum

To access the Epigeum Impact system, please do the following:

  • Go to: https://impact.epigeum.com
  • Click on Register
  • During registration you will be asked for a token. Enter the token: 33abc0e9
  • You will be sent an activation email. Once you have activated your account, log in, and select the appropriate course. (If you do not receive your activation email, contact technical@epigeum.com after checking your clutter/junk/spam folders.)
  • You will be able to work through the following courses:
    • Responsible Conduct of Research: Concise (core course)
  • Students who are paid as part of an NIH grant will complete the full Responsible Conduct of Research Course as part of the Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Once you have completed the course, email a copy of the completion certificate to irbtraining@siue.edu. Your certification is valid for 3 years.

CITI

To access the CITI training course, go to www.citiprogram.org
There are 3 basic courses for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Choose ONE of the following courses: (choose based on your research area)

  • Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1, Basic Course
  • Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1, Basic Course
  • Social Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1, Basic Course

Once you have completed the course, email a copy of the completion certificate to irbtraining@siue.edu. Your certification is valid for 3 years.

Animal Care and Use, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Export Control, Good Clinical Practice, and Financial Conflicts of Interest

Training is completed through CITI ONLY.
To access the CITI on-line training course, go to www.citiprogram.org
Once you have logged into the training site, choose Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) from the drop down box that lists all of the universities who use CITI. When you reach the Main Menu page, you will see a listing of most of the courses offered through CITI you will want to choose the course that is required of you.  Within each course there will be several modules. You must complete all modules.

Once you have completed the course, email a copy of the completion certificate to irbtraining@siue.edu. Your certification is valid for 3 years.

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