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Biosafety in Research and Teaching

Environment Health & Safety offers educational materials through the Blackboard system for those using biohazardous agents/materials or conducting experiments using recombinant DNA. Information on various other biosafety issues can be obtained through the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.

Animal Health and Welfare Training

Web-based training is mandatory to ensure all personnel involved in animal care, treatment and use are qualified to perform their duties, whether the research is being conducted in a laboratory or field setting. A “refresher” course is required every three years during an ongoing project.

Human Subjects in Research

A web-based training provides basic information for investigators who will involve human participants in research. Successful completion of the assessment is required to satisfy NIH requirements for key personnel involved in human subjects research and is also required for all investigators submitting a protocol for review by the SDSU IRB.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

SDSU supports training to ensure the highest ethical and professional standards for conducting research. RCR training is intended to promote awareness of principles and practices that facilitate ethical and responsible research across all areas of research and scholarship.

Education Opportunities


Project TRES

Training in Research Ethics and Standards that is culturally tailored, content-appropriate, Spanish-translated research ethics curriculum that targets Community Health Advisors/promotores (members of the research team and have direct involvement in research conducted within the Hispanic/Latino communities).

This curriculum emphasizes awareness of ethical, legal and social aspects of conducting research. The application of ethical practices associated with research is stressed (e.g. selection, recruitment, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality).

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Training in Basic Research Concepts

A web-based tutorial focusing on Basic Research Concepts is now available. The tutorial provides basic information about research and how research is conducted. With this framework, those new to research (staff, students) may be better able to understand research and carry out their duties/responsibilities in a manner that preserves the integrity of the research design. This project was funded by the Office of Research Integrity.

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Conflict of Interest Training

Coming Soon! 

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For More Information

Division of Research Affairs

Gateway Center, 3rd floor

San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr.
Mail Code 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-5938
Fax: 619-594-4109
Email: dra@mail.sdsu.edu