Announcements and News
Human Subjects Research Training
Emporia State University is now a participating institution in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) programs. Through the training programs offered by CITI, ESU can provide faculty and students up-to-date training on human subjects research (HSR), animal care and use, Responsible Conduct of Research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, and other areas in which academic institutions must maintain compliance in order to receive federal funds. HSR training is the first of these programs to be offered. Effective immediately, all faculty and student researchers at ESU seeking approval to use human subjects in research must register with CITI and complete the Human Subjects Research training program. The current training module in Canvas will NOT be available after Friday, January 23.
The CITI HSR training program has been customized for ESU and contains courses for IRB members and two "learner" groups: Social/Behavioral/Educational Researchers and Biological/Biomedical Researchers. Most researchers at ESU will fall in the Social/Behavioral/Educational group. The training module includes 8-10 courses plus electives, and researchers must receive at least an 80% score to successfully complete the training. Please be aware that this training cannot be completed in a few hours - you will need to allow several days to complete all of the courses. The program is web-based and may be accessed from anywhere. Certificates of Completion are good for three years, at which time participants will be automatically notified to take a "refresher" course.
We are excited for this opportunity to provide up-to-date training for our campus in areas that are becoming critical in maintaining compliance with federal regulations. We will be announcing the availability of other modules throughout the spring semester. Please contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions.
IRB Workshop Video
The IRB Workshop presentation from November 13, 2014, featuring Stephanie Dyson Elms, University of Kansas, is now available, along with the PowerPoint slides.
Updated Policy for Applying to Private Foundations
ESU faculty are encouraged to seek external funding from private foundations. However, you need to coordinate your efforts with the ESU Foundation. New procedures have been adopted in order to facilitate this and to ensure that our proposals to private foundations are stronger and have a better chance of success. Please read this policy before you approach a private foundation or develop a grant proposal.