Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

September 3, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

Upcoming event: Human Subjects in Research seminar

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, in collaboration with the Institutional Review Board, will offer a seminar next month to help faculty, staff and students learn more about research involving human subjects.

IRB Chair Dr. David Schlueter and Vice-Chair Dr. Wade Rowatt will discuss the basics of IRB protocol submission and Baylor’s institutional requirements, including CITI training and the IRBNet online submission system.  Time will be allocated for questions and answers.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Baylor Sciences Building
Room A-108
(Video conferencing will be available for LHSON faculty in Dallas)

The seminar is open to all Baylor faculty, staff and students.

Contact Deb Penney in the OVPR with questions about this event.

August 9, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

NIH updates grant and contract guidelines for animal research

The National Institutes of Health have revised their grant and contract submission requirements based on the 2013 update to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s guidelines for the euthanasia of research animals.

Beginning September 1, 2013, the Vertebrate Animal Section of NIH grant and contract proposals must describe any method of euthanasia to be used and the reasons for its selection, and to state whether the method proposed is consistent with the 2013 AVMA guidelines. If the proposed method is not consistent with the AVMA guidelines, a scientific justification must be included.

Click here to read the NIH notice, or click here to read the updated AVMA euthanasia guidelines. Contact Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, IACUC chair, with any questions.

July 22, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

CITI training website to be temporarily unavailable beginning July 29

CITI, the online compliance training tool, will undergo a major software upgrade beginning July 29 at approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT. The planned changes will update many features of the CITI platform, and provide a new user interface across the site.

According to information provided by CITI, the website and training modules are expected to be unavailable for two to three days during the upgrade. To avoid inconvenience, the OVPR encourages faculty to complete any required CITI training modules in advance of the scheduled upgrades.

Click here for more information on Baylor’s CITI training requirements, or contact Damon Crisman at 254-710-3147 with questions about the system upgrades.

June 21, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

Conflict of interest regulations promote transparency and objectivity in health research

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has amended its financial Conflict of Interest (COI) regulations aimed at eliminating real or perceived conflicts of interest on the part of investigators who receive funding to conduct health research.

The policy changes the way investigators and institutions must disclose potential conflicts of interest, and mandates COI training for all investigators prior to submission of a proposal to any PHS agency.

The new regulations apply to research funded by or proposed to any PHS agency (PHS agencies include: NIH, SAMHSA, AHRQ, ATSDR, CDC, FDA, HRSA and IHS). Researchers funded by non-PHS agencies are governed by the COI policies specific to their funding agency. Contact OSP for more information.

Baylor provides the required training through our existing CITI online compliance training package. Visit the Conflicts of Interest in Research website to learn more and to access the required training