Additional Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

All individuals, whether funded or not, who wish to conduct research with humans, must also complete the CITI Human Subjects Protection course prior to initiating research with humans.

All individuals, whether funded or not, who wish to conduct research involving vertebrate animals, must complete the CITI Animal Care and Use course and the animal and vivarium safety training course prior to initiating research with animals.

All individuals, whether funded or not, who work in laboratories with chemicals must complete Laboratory Safety Orientation Training. In addition, individuals working with human blood or other potentially infectious materials must complete Bloodborne Pathogens training. Individuals working with infectious materials must complete Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories training. Finally, individuals working with other specialized equipment or laboratory materials such as radioisotopes are required to complete additional training.

For more information on laboratory safety training, visit the George Mason University EHS Training Website or call 703-993-8448.

For information on additional in-person training in the areas of human subjects research or laboratory animals, contact Research Development, Integrity and Assurance.