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Education and Training

Research Support Services offers ongoing education and training to the UC Irvine School of Medicine's researchers and administrative support staff.

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School of Medicine Research Education, Support and Training (REST) »

Please enroll at UC Learning Center (search for “REST Series”).

Previous Offerings

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Clinical Trial Agreements 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Cayuse 424: A system-to-system alternative to the SF424

Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Federal proposals

Monday, June 1, 2015: Uniform Guidance Implementation

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Non-profit proposals and incoming subcontracts

Tuesday, July 14, 2015: Applications for regulatory approvals

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015: Financial management of contracts and grants

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015: Add Management of IRB Submissions

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015: Internal Data Monitoring and Audit Readiness

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016: Stem Cell Research: The Big Picture and UCI Processes


Upcoming Offerings

In partnership with UC Irvine Office of Research, the School of Medicine presents NCURA’s “Life Cycle of the Award” series in the UCIMC Building 53 Auditorium from 8am-12pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016: The Toolbox for Research Administrators

Tuesday, March 15, 2016: Proposal Development, Part 1

Friday, April 22, 2016: Proposal Development, Part 2

Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Proposal Development, Part 3

Monday, June 13, 2016:  Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 1

Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 2

Friday, August 19, 2016: Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 3

Monday, September 19, 2016: Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 1

Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 2

Thursday, November 17, 2016: Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 3

Friday, December 16, 2016: Award Monitoring/Award Management

Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Compliance

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Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training »

This CITI Good Clinical Practice Course is designed specifically for clinical researchers participating in human subjects research to have an understanding and knowledge of the federal regulations, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) regulations and good clinical practice guidelines that apply to clinical research.

To complete GCP training online, at your own pace, for free:

  1. Go to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
  2. Register as a "new user" or log in if you are already a user.
  3. Select "University of California, Irvine" as the participating institution.
  4. Be sure to use your UCInetID as your username when registering to ensure that you will receive credit for completion. For best results, use your UC Irvine email address as the "preferred email" as well.
  5. Complete the online Member Information form. Once you have provided the information, you'll be led through a series of screening questions to determine which training modules you want to access.

To start the course:

  1. Enroll in a learner group appropriate for your role in human subjects research (e.g., Biomedical Research Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Investigator, or IRB member and HRP Staff).
  2. The required and optional modules for your learner group are listed in the Grade Book.
  3. Complete the required modules and associated quizzes.
  4. Complete any optional modules that may be of interest to you.
NIH Clinical Research Training for PI »

In order to be an NIH principal investigator you must complete this course and pass multiple choice exams based on its content. Upon completion of this course you will be aware of and understand the following:

  • Ethical issues involved in human subjects research
  • Roles and responsibilities of the investigator and institution when conducting clinical research in the NIH intramural research program
  • FDA oversight of clinical research
  • How developments in science and health are reported by the media and how to work effectively with reporters

To complete the course please register and log onto:

UC Irvine Online Responsible Conduct of Research Training »

Training in the responsible conduct of research at UC Irvine is available through the UC Learning Center.

Log in using your UCInetID, then search for RCR. When you have completed the training, documentation will be recorded within the system.

HIPAA Research Tutorial »

The HIPAA Research Tutorial is required for individuals engaged in human subjects research and whose research involves access, use, creation, or disclosure of Protected/Personal Health Information.

This tutorial is UC specific and must be taken for credit. The UC Irvine IRB will not accept completion of HIPAA Research tutorials from other institutions. To receive credit for completing a tutorial, UC Irvine faculty, staff and students must use their UCINetID (UCI Network ID).

The tutorial may also be taken anonymously to practice or review core concepts.

Human Research Protections instructional videos »

OHRP has developed educational videos on a variety of topics regarding the regulations for the protection of human subjects of research (45 CFR Part 46). Each video is about 20-25 minutes in length.