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The University of Utah Research Education Office is heeding current guidelines from University leaders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The University of Utah REd will be fully operational. We will be shifting ALL 2021 REd synchronous classes to online by using Zoom videoconferencing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at researcheducation@utah.edu


 
The Office of Research Education (REd) provides a comprehensive curriculum for research operations and management at the University of Utah. While all members of the University research community are invited to participate in any individual class of interest, the Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes the completion of certain specialized tracks of instruction by awarding a Certificate of Achievement. 
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To Earn a Certificate of Achievement:

  • Register for the Certificate Canvas Course you want to earn.
  • Classes may be completed in any order, but all classes need to be completed within 18 months from the first class that you plan to use for specific certificate.
  • All REd certificates are valid for three (3) years upon completion.
  • When all certificate requirements have been satisfied (classes have been attended), please upload all of the Class Completion Certifications to the assignments under the modules tab in this Canvas course with the corresponding class name. (Please see REd instruction)

 The Certificate of Achievement Program offers participants the opportunity to be awarded official certificates on the following topics:

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate – Faculty/Scholars/Staff is designed for research or principal investigators, scholars, research coordinators, and study staff in all research settings. Participants will become familiar with best practices and proper procedures for conducting RCR, whether they are in health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Participants will be able to articulate how federal and state regulations, professional standards and University policies underscore the need for RCR in the research enterprise.

The REd “Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate – Faculty/Scholars/Staff” requires four (4) REd RCR foundation classes along with one (1) elective class for a total of eight (8) contact hours to receive a certificate of completion. The class offerings can be found below. The majority of the classes need to be completed in-person to meet NIH and NSF training requirements. Completion of this certificate ensures that you are trained in all subject matter areas that NIH and NSF include in their training requirements.  

It typically takes two (2) semesters to complete this certificate since some classes are only offered twice a year rotating between in-person and online. As a result, it is critical that you plan your class schedule accordingly. 

Required Foundation Classes (Complete All 4 Classes): 
Elective Classes (Complete 1 Class):
Recommended Resource Videos:

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate - Undergraduate & Graduate Studentsis designed for students in all research settings. Participants will become familiar with best practices and proper procedures for conducting RCR, whether they are in health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Participants will be able to articulate how federal and state regulations, professional standards and University policies underscore the need for RCR in the research enterprise.

REQUIRED CLASSES FOR ALL STUDENTS(COMPLETE ALL 4 CLASSES):
ELECTIVE CLASSES:
Biosciences Students (Select at least 1):
Non-Biosciences Students (Select at least 1):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

The Compliance in Research Activities Certificate is most appropriate for research coordinators and study staff involved in federal-, state-, and University-level reviews and audits of research activities. Participants will learn practical and appropriate methods of developing and preparing regulatory forms and documentation to meet the expectations of compliance reviews and FDA audit processes.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (REQUIRED):
ELECTIVE CLASSES (SELECT 3 + 1 BPN):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

Last Updated: 10/19/21