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Research Training

General Research Training Requirements

For questions regarding any of the infomation below, please reach out to Kristine Cihil.



General Laboratory Training 

The first module is at the (CITI) website. Make sure you find the module with the exact same name. 

Do not access CITI directly because Pitt cannot be selected as a participating institution.  Access CITI via Pitt Portal at www.citi.pitt.edu

  1.  Responsible Conduct of Research


The following training modules are https://www.hsconnect.pitt.edu/HSC/home/index.htm

  1.   Chemical Hygiene Training  
  2.   Bloodborne Pathogen Training 

Animal Research Training 

Personnel working with animals must also be enrolled in Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP).

The form and instructions are available at www.ehs.pitt.edu/  under Biological Safety tab, animal use.


All modules are listed by category on this page: http://cme.hs.pitt.edu/servlet/IteachControllerServlet?actiontotake=displaymainpage&site=main.

1.  Use of Laboratory Animals

2.  Purpose bred mice 

3.  Large Animal Training (if required)

4.  Non Human Primate (NHP) (if required)

Visit this link for animal-based research training modules: http://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/servlet/IteachControllerServlet?actiontotake=displaymainpage&site=animal


For TB Testing, Measles Surveillance, and Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP), contact:

Work Partners
(412) 647-3695
Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue


Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

For all work with recombinant DNA and associated technologies

Online site for IBC protocol preparation is MyIBC   www.myibc.pitt.edu/

To be listed in the MyIBC personnel database, PIs must take an NIH training module.  On the IBC website, above, the link for the training module is on the left-hand side of the page.


Material Transfer Agreements 

The website for MyRA (My Research Agreements) is https://myra.pitt.edu/MyRA/   Once you log in, in the upper left hand corner is a link for MyRA self-registration

Human Subjects Research Training Requirements

Visit this link for human subject research training modules (CITI  Access Portal):  http://www.citi.pitt.edu/citi/


Research-Specific Training

For human embryonic & fetal stem cell research:  http://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/servlet/IteachControllerServlet?actiontotake=loadmodule&moduleid=1661

For Radiation Safety Training: http://www.radsafe.pitt.edu