Preamble: Educators need to be aware of the risks inherent in using biohazardous materials in the laboratory and must use best practices in applying biosafety practices to minimize the risk to students and the community. The following training is designed to encourage awareness of the risks and protect the health and wellness of our students and educators at OSU-CHS. Most of the biohazardous materials used in a research laboratory are capable of causing an infection given the appropriate circumstances. Biosafety practices should be adopted to minimize the risk of laboratory-acquired infections and to train students in the proper handling of hazardous materials.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami (CITI) Program's Biosafety series consists of training modules that cover a variety of biosafety practices. These modules address basic information for multiple regulations, standards, and guidelines. Although the modules attempt to provide as much relevant biosafety information to the learner as possible, they are in no way a replacement for the hands on training and experience that those handling biohazards obtain from their principal investigators and/or fellow researchers.
Biosafety Training Instructions (CITI)
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After agreeing to the Integrity Assurance Statement, the first module will become available to enter.
Required Modules will become available as you complete them in the order presented.
Elective Modules (if applicable) would become available all at once and may be taken in any order.
Supplemental Modules (optional) would become available after required and elective modules are completed, to be reviewed on a voluntary basis.
Complete the required modules and any associated quizzes. Once you complete the course, you are able to save your CITI completion report as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file. Print your completion report and keep a copy for your records. Also, forward a copy to your supervisor/mentor. CITI will automatically send a copy of your completion to the Office of Research for filing.
80% is a passing score. Refresher biosafety training will be required every 3 years.
Can I complete a CITI Program course in multiple sessions?
Once you have logged out of the system, your completed module will be saved and you can return to the same place in the course when you choose to return to it. This way you will be able to complete an entire course in a series of sessions.
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Who do I contact for technical support?
For technical support related to the CITI program, you can call the support center at (888) 529-5929 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Their support desk is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm EST Monday through Friday. They are closed on all U.S. Federal Holidays.