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K-State Today

June 15, 2015

K-State improves research training platform

Submitted by Maggie Behnke

K-State has subscribed to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI, program to provide researchers with high quality, current and peer-reviewed research and ethics training. The training will replace online training offered through the University Research Compliance Office in early July. K-State will use the program to provide training for animal care and use, biosafety and biosecurity, human subject research, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest and export compliance. Other topics are being developed and K-State will have the option of offering customized content.

Earlier this year, a select group of K-State researchers and compliance committee members accessed a demo version of the program and provided helpful comments. The training program offers several advantages over our current system. It provides all training on one website, and users can track and check their training status at any time by logging in to the system. Users will receive automated reminders when training is due. More than 2,000 organizations worldwide use the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, and training is standardized across different institutions, which streamlines collaborations.

Please look for updates on the University Research Compliance Office website in early July, or email comply@k-state.edu or call 785-532-3224 to find out how the training program adoption will affect you.