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Online RCR Training

Utah State University subscribes to online training programs offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Two courses are currently available, which support USU certification programs for Human Research Protections training (also referred to as IRB certification) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. When registering for training on CITI’s web site, you will be [...]

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Available Training USU has provided Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training to graduate and undergraduate students through various venues since 2004 when the first course in Research Integrity was offered. Currently, RCR training is offered which fulfills regulatory requirements of the Public Health Service and of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The America COMPETES Act [...]

Guardians of data: A letter from the IRB on best research practices

Utah State University faculty often mentor undergraduate and graduate students on original research projects. For projects that will enroll human participants, faculty apply for approval from the USU Institutional Review Board (IRB). When we do so, faculty become the Principal Investigators of record at the USU IRB as per USU policy, providing another point of [...]

New iComply tool simplifies COI disclosure process

The Research Integrity and Compliance division of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies is pleased to announce iComply, a new web-based tool to streamline Utah State University’s disclosure process for conflicts of interest (COIs). The tool, developed by RIC and a team of management information systems students, replaces the three-step paper-based process with a [...]

Conflict of interest regulations prompting USU to implement new procedures

USU is implementing a new set of procedures responsive to recently issued regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The implementation of the new regulations can be seen as a result of recent incidents like the one in Georgia where a psychologist failed to report more than a million dollars to the [...]

Russ Price to serve as president of the Western Section of the Society of Research Administrators, International

Russ Price, Utah State University’s federal compliance manager, has been selected as president of the Western Section of the Society of Research Administrators, International. SRAI is a membership-based professional organization dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators working in a variety of organizational settings. The Western Section of SRAI encompasses states from [...]