Faculty, staff, students, and IBC members are required to complete initial biosafety training prior to working in labs or facilities that are registered with the IBC. The training includes required core education specific to an individual’s role and research focus. Refresher training must be completed annually.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program
Required components of compliance training include online courses offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. The following table outlines the required CITI courses.
The IBC may require that personnel complete additional courses or modules if deemed necessary at their discretion. Note that all courses and modules may be taken as supplemental training by any UTC affiliated personnel.
Registering with CITI and accessing training Tutorial
Staff, students, volunteers, and visitors are required to complete lab (site)-specific training upon lab initiation/orientation and whenever significant changes occur to procedures, practices, or equipment in the lab. Training includes coverage of lab-specific biological hazards, equipment & infrastructure, emergency procedures, and location of biosafety-related documents (biosafety manual, bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, standard operating procedures, etc.). This process along with its documentation are managed by lab leadership.