Compliance Training

IRB Mandatory Online Education Modules

For information on and access to the mandatory education on the use of human subjects in research, visit the IRB Training and Education webpage.

Animal Care Mandatory Training and Orientation

Federal regulations require persons working with animals used for teaching or research be competent to perform their assigned duties and further require that competency be documented. This requirement extends to all personnel who perform procedures on live animals. All personnel who work with laboratory animals should be familiar with the facilities and policies of the Department of Comparative Medicine.

In order to comply with both of these requirements, the Saint Louis University Animal Care Committee has authorized the Department of Comparative Medicine to develop and present a mandatory training and orientation program. The program is presented twice each month to enable project personnel to attend a session during the two-week period that the authorization to use animals in research or teaching is under review.

IACUC Personnel and Training Portal

Mandatory Comparative Medicine Biohazard Training

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) regulations require that laboratory and animal support personnel involved in work with biohazardous agents receive appropriate training regarding the potential hazards associated with their work. Personnel are required to receive annual updates or additional training.

In order to comply with these regulations, the SLU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has authorized the Department of Comparative Medicine to develop and present mandatory biohazard training sessions. Two different training sessions are offered: one session for personnel working with BSL2 or lower level agents and a separate session for those working with BSL2, BSL3 or Select Agents. Each of these training sessions are held monthly, and the Department of Comparative Medicine maintains records of attendance.

Additional information can be found on the Mandatory Biohazard Training page.

Mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research Training For Students, Fellows and Trainees

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees supported by research funds from NIH or NSF must complete training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Saint Louis University policy requires completion of the following:

  • RCR online modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI program)You will be required to register if new to the site.
    AND
  • A minimum of eight hours of face-to-face RCR training, consistent with NIH and NSF requirements. All required training must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. Early completion is encouraged. This training is also highly recommended for all other research positions, including faculty, regardless of funding source, or unfunded.

    In order to meet the in-person requirement, Saint Louis University provides a series of two-hour topic focused workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend. Attending a minimum of four workshops will attain compliance with the eight-hour requirement for that person. Upcoming workshops are listed below.

Register for a Workshop

Topic: "Animal Research Studies - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)"

Description: This workshop is led by IACUC staff and utilizes a panel of veterinarians and animal researchers to discuss the ethical foundations to animal research and the common challenges and strategies to conducting ethical animal research.
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m
Location: LRC 110

Topic: "Copyright Illuminated: Shedding Light on Common Myths"

Description: This workshop led by Saint Louis University librarians focuses on common myths and misunderstandings about copyright that have implications for research and publishing. Attendees are provided with numerous strategies and resources to engage in copyright compliant scholarship.
Date: Monday, October 9, 2017 
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: LRC 112/113

Topic: "Crossing the Line: Avoiding Misconduct and Questionable Research Practices"

Description: This workshop, led by Dr. Stephanie Solomon Cargill, provides attendees with an understanding of what qualifies as research misconduct and questionable research practices, how to avoid committing research misconduct, and strategies to employ if they observe it happening.
Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Schwitalla Hall M115, Lecture Hall 1

Conflict of Interest Education Sessions

Conflict of Interest Education Sessions are provided to Saint Louis University schools and colleges throughout the year. In addition, an online education module for conflict of interest is being developed. For additional information on in-person or online education sessions on conflict of interest, contact the Office of Responsible Conduct of Research at 314-977-7047.

Environmental Health and Safety Training Sessions

Saint Louis University is committed to providing a healthy environment in which research activities requiring the use of hazardous materials, such as biohazards, chemicals and radioactive materials can be used effectively and safely.

In compliance with federal and state regulations and in order to provide a safe working environment at Saint Louis University, we provide laboratory-related safety training and orientation modules on a continuing basis throughout the year.  

Laboratory Safety & Compliance Training

The one-hour initial session provides new employees training in the areas of general safety, chemical safety and biological safety. All principal investigators, research faculty, staff and students are required to attend this one-hour course. Participation in a one-hour refresher course is also required every 12 months.

Register for Laboratory Safety & Compliance Training:

October 10, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium B
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register

October 24, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register

November 7, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium B
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Register

November 28, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register

December 12, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Register

January 9, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register

Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training

This training is required for all those individuals who may come in contact with human blood or potentially infectious material as a part of their jobs. The refresher training is required annually.

Access the online training module

Infectious Materials Shippers Training

 DOT and/or IATA training is required for employees who package, ship, or receive infectious materials at Saint Louis University. The online DOT training module, for shipping materials by ground, can be found here. The online IATA training module, for shipping materials by air, can be found here

Radiation Safety Orientation

This four-hour required session provides orientation and training in the safe handling of radioactive materials used in research. All principal investigators and research laboratory staff are required to complete the radiation safety orientation class prior to beginning work with radioactive materials. Individuals who work in laboratories where radioactive materials are used but who will not be working directly with radionuclides are also encouraged to attend the radiation safety orientation course. This session is offered on a monthly basis.

Register for Radiation Safety Orientation:

October 11, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Register

November 8, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Register

December 13, 2017
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register

BSL-3 Facility Awareness Training

Saint Louis University requires all personnel using BSL-3 laboratory facilities to complete initial facility awareness training prior to working in these high containment laboratory areas. The training provides an overview of the facility's safety and security parameters, general facility functionality, and information on worker responsibilities. Refresher training is required annually. Please contact  Mark Campbell at 314-977-6888 or mark.campbell@slu.edu to register. 

Select Agent and High Containment Awareness Training

Saint Louis University requires all personnel working with select agents to have documented select agent awareness training. The training is required initially, prior to the start of select agent work. In addition, refresher training is required annually for those employees working with select agents. The training is provided by the responsible official and alternate responsible official (designated under the University's select agent registration with the Department of Health and Human Services). The training can be completed online or provided in a live presentation format. Immediately following the training is an assessment of the training provided. Please contact Mark Campbell at 314-977-6888 or mark.campbell@slu.edu to arrange online or in-person training.

Laser Safety (Class 3B or 4) Training

For lab personnel using class 3B or 4 lasers, laser safety training is required. 

Access the online training module 

Hazard Awareness Training for Support Staff

This training is required annually for support staff, including those in the Department of Public Safety, facilities services and custodial services. Please contact Renee Knoll at 314-977-6884 or renee.knoll@slu.edu to schedule a training session.


For additional information, contact environmental health and safety at 314-977-8608 or envsafety@slu.edu.

Effort Reporting Education Sessions

Effort Reporting Education Sessions are provided to Saint Louis University schools and colleges throughout the year. For additional information on in-person educational session or to schedule a session for your department, contact the sponsored programs coordinator at 314-977-4219.