Who is required to take this course?

The goal of this course is to help Principal Investigator’s (PI) and Laboratory Staff know and understand their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to the NIH Guidelines and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA). This course satisfies the training requirement outlined in the NIH Guidelines. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Registration: If you are a UAB Campus Employee, go to the Campus Learning System to complete this training course. If you are an Academic Student, UAB Hospital, or UAB Medicine, follow these registration instructions.
To access transcripts, log into Learning Locker.

Course Objectives:

After this course, the user should be able to:
  • Identify those regulatory agencies involved in the oversight of research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and how they impact research.
  • Implement the responsibilities of PIs regarding their research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.
  • Recognize the consequences of noncompliance outlined in the NIH Guidelines.
  • Locate information regarding applicable regulations, forms, processes, procedures, etc.
  • Report any significant research-related accidents, illnesses, or environmental releases.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in shipping with BIO305. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.