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Research Updates – InfoEd, COI, CITI program

The GCO has changed the submission process of their paperwork.  They are not accepting any more paper copies, instead you have to do it via infoed.  Infoed is located through the Sinai Central System. Log on to:  https://sinaicentral.mssm.edu/ ; go to GCO.

Before you begin go to the following link which will help you understand how to fill out the GCO forms and other GCO forms: http://sinaiknowledge.mssm.edu/sinai_central/conflict-of-interest/gco/?searchterm=GCO..

Anyone that has a project that is coming to an end must fill out the “continuation” or “final” paperwork to the GCO again, via infoed.  If you do not close out your project(s) the GCO will not allow you to submit any other projects until you close them out.

C.O.I- Conflict of Interest form must be updated every year.  So even if you have done this already you have to do it again.  Go into the Sinai Central System at: https://sinaicentral.mssm.edu/, sign in and go to the GCO link and go to “List Forms” on the upper left hand corner.  This is mandatory for everyone that works on any kind of research.  Anyone who is named on a project has to fill this form out also.  Staff must fill also fill out this form.

EVEN if you have completed a Human Research Subject Protection you MUST read the information below and apply for a new certificate.  You will not be allowed to submit any projects until this is done.

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Human Research Subject Protection

Education Requirement

Effective August 18, 2010, the only Human Research Subject Protection training course available through the PPHS office will be the CITI program. All personnel will need to complete the CITI program course requirement.

HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU

If the PPHS office has your information on file for having previously completed the Human Subjects in Research requirement, you have until December 31, 2010 to complete the CITI training. Beginning January 1, 2011, the PPHS office will not process any further submissions until this training has been completed. Please make sure all research faculty and staff complete this requirement. No one will want to spend New Years Eve doing these modules to avoid having a project be suspended on January 1, 2011.

If the PPHS office does not have your information on file for having completed the Human Subjects in Research requirement, or you are new to the Institution, you must complete the CITI training curriculum before you can engage in any human subjects research. The PPHS office will not process any submissions until this training has been completed.

If you have previously completed CITI training for any other project or institution, please log in to CITI and add “Mount Sinai School of Medicine NYC” as an affiliate in order for any of your credits to transfer. You will be required to complete the course curriculum for your credits to transfer.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE

The Basic Human Subjects course is expected to take 4-6 hours to complete. The average user breaks this down over 5 sessions. All modules must be passed and completed in order for you to fulfill the education requirement.

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE COURSE HAS BEEN COMPLETED

Please retain your certificate. You do not have to send it to the PPHS. We will be notified by CITI when you have completed the course.

HOW LOW LONG THE COURSE WILL REMAIN VALID

Beginning in January 2011, ongoing education in human subjects research will be required every 3 years.

Refresher courses will be offered through the CITI program to meet this new requirement.

HOW TO BEGIN THE CERTIFICATION COURSE

1. Go to www.citiprogram.org

2.     Click on “New Users Register Here”

3.     Under “Select your institution or organization” , select “Mount Sinai School of Medicine NYC” in the  “Participating Institutions” drop down box.

4.     Create your own username and password and select the Learner group (Researcher)

5.     Make sure to keep a copy for your own file

Written by phil

September 17th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Admin,Research

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