Research Training

Training compliance is an essential part of conducting high quality, ethical, clinical research. SCTR developed this training resource to help MUSC study teams locate required and recommended trainings and other informational resources for clinical and translational research.

Training required before engaging in human subjects research

Are you

  • the direct recipient of federal funds- even if all research activities occur elsewhere?

  • obtaining informed consent-even if research procedures are not done at MUSC?

  • administering study interventions?

  • interacting with study subjects for research purposes?

  • obtaining identifiable data, specimens, or images for research purposes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you are engaged in human subject research and will need to complete a series of trainings before engaging in any research activities.

Human Subjects Research Training


Training Required for Certain Activities

Does your study require the shipment of biospecimens or other materials using dry ice?

By law anyone who packs, ships, transports, or receives dangerous goods must be trained. Options are available in the CITI Catalog.  

  • Visit the Education & Training CITI webpage to login to CITI. (Login Required)
  • Select the Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials course.

What trainings are required for study team members to access the electronic health record (Epic) for research?

Required and supplemental trainings are located in the OurDay Epic Systems/Epic Research topic areas including those listed below.

Epic-Research Fundamentals Training Program (Login Required) 

Research Orders Training (Login Required)

Epic-Research Billing Review (Login Required)

Slicer Dicer Training (Login Required)

Will your study require registration with MUSC's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)?

Refer to IBC's education and training page for training requirements and additional educational resources.

CITI Training: Biosafety/Biosecurity Modules

Will your study involve the use of human stem cells?

Refer to the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) education and training page for training requirements. 

CITI Training: Human Stem Cell Research

Are you new to research administration? 

For those new to research, new to MUSC, or who want to stay abreast of the latest developments, this session provides an overview of the basics of research administration and the internal procedures required for proposal processing within the University.

ORSP- Grants Administration 101

Do you want to utilize ClinCard to pay study participants?

Completion of a 5-module OurDay course that includes an assessment is required to utilize ClinCard for research participant remuneration. Individual modules can be completed for those needing a refresher on a particular aspect of ClinCard.

ClinCard Trainings (Login Required)