Selecting New Training System

A selection committee comprised of representatives from EHS, IRB, Animal Care, IPF, IT, and Purchasing have reviewed proposals from 6 training system vendors. Each will have an opportunity to demonstrate their products online this month. We want your input!  Please consider viewing the demos online. You'll have an opportunity to enter feedback during the events. Thinking Cap - Tue Aug 15, 2017 9am – 11:30am EDT Inquisiq - Tue Aug 15, 2017 1pm – 3:30pm EDT Litmos - Wed Aug...more

Register for NIH clinical research training series

The Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) weekly video training series is once again being offered by NIH. The series runs from September 12, 2016 - April 14, 2017. Course registration is now open to doctors, nurses, project managers, students, and all those interested in clinical research. See the IPPCR Flyer.pdf provided for more information. Choose Michigan State University, Human Research Protection Program as your remote-site coordinator (as shown below...more

Register NOW! Viewing Information in KC

The registration for Viewing Information in KC eCourse is now available. This eCourse is suggested for Faculty and Department/College Research Administrators, however it is available to all users. To register please complete the request access to Viewing Information in KC You will be notified via email once the request has been processed more

NIH Online Clinical Research Training

It's not too late to grab a great opportunity to learn clinical research from the experts at NIH. Once again, MSU is serving as remote host for NIH's Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical esearch (IPPCR) course.  Who: Physicians, scientists, medical students, nurses, public health professionals, and all other health professionals planning a career in clinical research will benefit. Topics: A comprehensive range of topics and speakers are offered each month. See the IPPCR...more

EHS Training combined with Animal Care, Human Subjects, etc.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) courses are now in the Regulatory training system (  You can still use course links on the EHS website as they pass you to the system's MSU NetID login.  This all started July 31st as part of a collaboration to combine required training under a single secure portal.  Some changes for safety trainees: Online course completions are automatically recorded in the system. You no longer need to complete a registration form at...more

Easier to login & track CITI Program training

You can now login to with your MSU NetID & password. Using MSU SSO provides several benefits. You'll have one less name & password to remember!  Your CITI records are imported into with your other training records.  You get single-sign-on capability so you are automatically logged in to all other MSU only systems after the first sign-on.  Try it now if you are already using your MSU net email address ( for your CITI...more

Interested in grant writing workshops?

Sign up here to receive monthly email announcements about upcoming grant writing workshops! Print-friendly list of upcoming workshops here.       more

MSU bloggers post on 'Spartan Ideas'

Spartan Ideas is an MSU website maintained by MSU Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. It is designed to showcase a continuously growing selection of MSU’s faculty, student, and staff blogs. A team of MSU librarians “curates” this collection, choosing the individual blog posts by members of the MSU community to re-post – including audio, images, video or text. Each re-posted entry from these independent blogs will contain a link back to the original...more

MSU's Authorship Guidelines Updated

MSU's Research Integrity Committee has released new general guidelines on authorship of scholarly and creative works for public distribution. However, most journals or websites for publications state criteria for authorship, and the journal/group to which one intends to submit work should take precedence over the MSU criteria. Full text of MSU's 2013 authorship guidelines here...more

MSU Conflict of Interest Policy

Effective August 24, 2012, MSU's revised policy requires annual reporting of significant financial interests (SFIs) that are related to an individual’s research, teaching, outreach, or service responsibilities. The previous policy, by contrast, required faculty to self-report SFIs as potential conflicts arise. Here is an outline of questions about the new policy that may help answer individual questions about requirements and what to expect in the future.   Revised MSU Conflict of...more