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Required Training for IBC Members & Staff

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Required Basic Initial Training: IBC Member & Staff Training

IBC members are required to take basic initial biosafety training before they can vote on protocols at a convened IBC meeting. Office of Research Services staff who have responsibilities related to the IBC are required to take biosafety training at the time of initial orientation to the staff position or at the time they are assigned IBC-related duties. IBC Members and Staff would choose the Learner Group called “IBC Members and Staff” to sign up for the correct Biosafety Course. The following Modules are included in the training program for IBC Members and Staff.

  1. Biosafety Course Overview
  2. Laboratory - Associated Infections
  3. Biohazardous Risk Assessment
  4. Medical Surveillance
  5. Risk Management - Work Practices
  6. Work Safety with Sharp Instruments
  7. Disinfection and Sterilization
  8. Risk Management - Personal Protective Equipment
  9. Risk Management Emergency and Spill Response
  10. Risk Management - Engineering Controls
  11. Centrifuge Precautions
  12. Safe Sharps Devices
  13. Risk Management - Laboratory Design
  14. NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
  15. Human Gene Transfer Research
  16. Select Agents and Biosecurity
  17. Select Agents
  18. Biosecurity
  19. Bioterrorism
  20. Shipping Regulated Biological Materials: Overview
  21. Shipping Regulated Biological Materials: Security Awareness
  22. Animal Biosafety

After most CITI modules there is a multiple choice quiz that relates to that module. In order to obtain credit for the training, individuals must complete the quiz after each module and obtain an overall average passing score of 80%. Individual quizzes may be retaken, if necessary, in order to obtain a passing score.

Additional modules designated as optional are available in CITI. Optional modules may be completed at the discretion of the individual, but they are not required. Optional modules become available after the required modules have been completed.

If an individual is both an IBC member and an investigator, they would be required to take the modules in the IBC member learner group, as this learner group has the largest number of modules and provides the training necessary to be an IBC member.

Continuing Education: IBC Members & Staff

IBC members and ORP staff will receive continuing education and training through a combination of the following:

  • Regularly scheduled education sessions during IBC meetings
  • Just in time education sessions at IBC meetings, as needed, to enhance the protocol review process AND
  • Attendance at local or national conferences pertaining to biosafety, webinars involving biosafety topics, or other professional level training programs