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Trainings for Researchers

Compliance Trainings

Below are the major compliance trainings required for the research community. Most mandatory trainings are assigned in Learn@Work based on HR data or by the completion of the Compliance Profile. All members of the research community are encouraged to complete the compliance profile at the start of a new position or when job responsibilities change.

In the table below, the column on the far right provides Learn@Work course and certification details for administrators to use when pulling reports. The WU Compliance Training for Researchers report can be used to pull data for the items in the table below. Two guides are available:

Learning ItemAudienceFrequency*
Learn@Work Training IDs
Effort Reporting

WashU Effort Reporting Policy
Faculty who work on sponsored funds

Staff (recommended, not required)
One timeSPA – Effort Reporting Principles – Danforth Campus
Course ID 155

SPA – Effort Reporting Principles – School of Medicine
Course ID 71
External Professional Activities Disclosure
EPA Policy
All faculty
Individuals responsible for design, conduct, reporting of research
Every yearEPA – External Professional Activities Disclosure
Course ID 00001902
Financial Conflicts of Interest

WashU FCOI Education Requirements
All faculty

Any individual independently responsible for design, conduct, or reporting of research
Every 4 yearsRE – FCOI Education Certification
Certification ID 00001862
Human Subjects Education
Human Subjects Education Policy
All members of the research community engaged in the design, conduct and reporting of research with human participantsOne timeHRPO – Basic Human Subj. Ed. for…

… all Other Danforth Researchers
Course ID 125

… BioMed Investigators
Course ID 122

… BioMed IRB Members
Course ID 123

… Danforth IRB & Researchers in Select Danforth Depts/Schools
Course ID 124
Good Clinical Practice 
GCP Policy

GCP Registration Quick Start Guide

CITI Quick Guide
All research team members listed on an IRB application for research meeting the definition of a clinical trialEvery 3 years
GCP – Good Clinical Practice Certification
Certification ID 00006923
HIPAA Policies & Procedures
Workforce members of the School of Medicine and other Health Care Component Parts of the UniversityOne timeHIPAA 101
Course ID 405
Intellectual Property

WashU Intellectual Property Policy
All faculty

One timeRE – Intellectual Property (Course)
Course ID 00011163
Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship (PERCSS)

NSF COMPETES Compliance Plan
Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs paid by salary or stipend by the NSFOne timeRE – PERCSS Core Course
Course ID 370
Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research for Faculty and Staff

NSF COMPETES Compliance Plan
Faculty paid by the NSF

Staff listed as senior personnel paid by the NSF
One timeResponsible and Ethical Conduct of Research
Course ID 0000029459

Note: All staff paid by NSF are assigned and encouraged to complete training, however only senior personnel are required to do so.
Animal Care and Use Trainings

See list on Animal Training page
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Trainings

See list on EHS website

*Individual sponsored awards may require training more frequently. It is the responsibility of the PI and department administrators to ensure all terms of the award are followed.

Training for Research Administrators

STAR Program

The STAR Program provides a variety of training, development, and networking opportunities to research administrators. RAs will gain knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career. The STAR program allows Research Administrators to

  • Improve grants administration expertise
  • Create promotional paths, encourage and enhance professional development, and retain qualified staff
  • Enhance support for faculty
  • Strengthen compliance efforts and reduce risk
  • Foster interdepartmental communications and knowledge sharing.