Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Research Compliance

Research Compliance Additional Training and Resources


 

Instructions for CITI Training for Investigators, Staff, and Students:

Please log onto the CITI website by clicking on the link below.  

https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp

New CITI members:

  1. Please register as a new user.
  2. CITI will ask you for a User ID and Password.
  3. Then you will be asked to affiliate with an institution.
  4. Go to U.S. Institutions and pick “Texas A&M Kingsville” from the drop down list.
  5. On the next page, you will be prompted to fill in your personal information.
  6. Be sure to enter your Full Legal Name as Research Compliance will see it on the IACUC protocol, so that we may recognize you when checking training (no nicknames, please).

 Current CITI members / Following New CITI member registration:  

  1. Click on Add a Course or Update Learner Group.
  2. You will be launched into a menu asking you to select a Course.
  3. Pick Animal Welfare. Next you will see a list of Species Specific Modules, select the species listed on the IACUC protocol(s) you will be working with and then click next.
    1. Examples of Species Specific Modules are: Mice Family Muridae Cricetidae, Rats Genus Rattus, Wildlife, Fish, Reptiles, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Cattle, Swine, Sheep & Goats, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits Family Leporidae, Hamsters Family Muridae, Frogs Toads or other Amphibians, and Animals in Biomedical Research.
  4. A page will appear giving you two course options: Essentials for IACUC Members &, Working with the IACUC.
  5. Select the “Working with the IACUC” course.
  6. Complete The Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course.

 Go through the Course(s) and take all the quizzes and when you are finished, you will be able to save or print your completion report.

 As a reminder the Working with the IACUC course is mandatory for all personnel on an IACUC protocol, & Species Specific Modules must be taken for the species listed on the IACUC protocol(s).

  • If you plan to conduct studies that have the potential to cause "more than momentary pain and distress" in Mice or Rats you should complete the module on "Minimizing Pain and Distress".
  • If you conduct major survival surgery or non-survival surgeries in non-rodent species? If you do, the module on “Aseptic Surgery” is a must.

 If you want to go back and take any other courses, just select the Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups and it will send you back to the curriculum menu to take more courses.

Instructions for CITI Training for Investigators, Staff, and Students:

 Please log onto the CITI website by clicking on the link below. 

 https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp

 New CITI members:

  1. Please register as a new user.
  2. CITI will ask you for a User ID and Password.
  3. Then you will be asked to affiliate with an institution.
  4. Go to U.S. Institutions and pick “Texas A&M Kingsville” from the drop down list.
  5. On the next page, you will be prompted to fill in your personal information.
  6. Be sure to enter your Full Legal Name as Research Compliance will see it on the IBC protocol, so that we may recognize you when checking training (no nicknames, please).

 Current CITI members / Following New CITI member registration:  

  1. Click on Add a Course or Update Learner Group.
  2. You will be launched into a menu asking you to select a Course.
  3. Select Biosafety/Biosecurity and click next.
  4. Select Basic Biosafety Training and click next.
  5. The main page will appear giving you the class option: Training for Investigators, Staff and Students Handling Biohazards
  6. Enter the course and complete The Integrity Assurance Statement before beginning the course.

 Go through the Course(s) and take all the quizzes and when you are finished, you will be able to save or print your completion report.

 If you want to go back and take any other courses, just select the Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups and it will send you back to the curriculum menu to take more courses.

Child Protection Training Course# 2111652

For Campus Programs for Minors

TrainTraq for A&M System employees

There are two ways an employee can access training:

A.    Manual assignments

Training can be manually assigned to employees in TrainTraq by someone with one of the TrainTraq processor roles. The benefit of manual assignments is that the course assignment shows up on the Home tab when an employee logs in and it isn’t necessary to conduct a course search. It also sends an e-mail to the employee notifying them of the assignment and states the due date.

B.     Course search

The following describes the steps to find the training in TrainTraq:

  1. Access TrainTraq via Single Sign On (SSO), https://sso.tamus.edu. The employee will need to know their UIN and password.
  2. Click TrainTraq in the SSO Menu.
  3. Click the Search tab in the top left of the menu.
  4. Can search for the course by typing “Child” in the Course Name field or by typing the course number (TBD) in the Course Number field.
  5. Click Search.
  6. Child Protection Training course will appear. Click Start Course.
  7. 100% is the required score for a certificate

External Gateway for A&M System Affiliate Personnel (Volunteers)

The external gateway is intended for A&M System-affiliated individuals only (volunteers) working member sponsored Campus Programs For Minors. To access the gateway, an individual needs two things: a working e-mail address and the current generated password. System Training  is responsible for the password and changes it every few months.  This password change is communicated through the member’s System Training Coordinator. It will be important to make contact with them regarding training for this group at your respective institution.

 Instructions to access the training gateway:

  1. Get link and password from Human Resources training coordinator.
  2. Type their e-mail address and the password. The gateway will send the completion certificate to this e-mail address.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Find the desired course. In this case, "Child Protection Training".
  5. Click Start.
  6. The user will be required to enter their name, employer and the “How did you hear about this course?” fields. It is very important to ensure they enter their first and last name because that is what will appear on the completion certificate. They can also enter in their work address, city, state, and phone number, but those are not required in order to view the course. If they fill out those fields, they will appear on the completion certificate as well.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Start Course.
  9. 100% is the required score for a certificate
  10. Upon successfully completing the course, an e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that was used to login to the gateway. The e-mail will contain a link to the completion certificate. When they click the link, you’ll have the option to download the certificate as a PDF.

Non-A&M System affiliated individuals (Third Party Campus Programs For Minors)

Third-party camps/programs may be directed to the TDSHS site for a list of approved courses at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/youthcamp/forms.shtm#trainexam. Third-party camps/programs do not have an affiliation with the university or agency, but are simply hosting the camp on university/agency premises. 

Proof of Completion

A&M System employees

Employees in TrainTraq have all of their completions recorded on a transcript which includes the employee’s name, the title of the course, date of completion and score. It can be downloaded as a PDF through TrainTraq.

A&M System affiliates

A&M System affiliates are individuals who will be helping with A&M System-sponsored programs for minors, but who are not on payroll. A&M System affiliates that access the external gateway are sent an e-mail notification to the e-mail address they used to login. The e-mail contains a link where the affiliate will be able to download a printable PDF.

Non-A&M System affiliated individuals (Third Party Camps and Programs)

Must provide you with a verifiable source indicating all third party personnel has received the required training as it relates to child protection.  This can be in various formats depending on the camp and their method of training.

This online course satisfies the legal requirements found in SB 1414 which passed in the last legislative session. 

 

 

Camps and Youth Outreach (Child Protection Training)Camps and Youth Outreach (Child Protection Training)

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