Other Training Opportunities

MSU Training

Training opportunities are available through other MSU units.


    Sponsored Program Research Opportunities and University Training (SPROUT) is a network of staff at MSU involved in pre-award, post-award and compliance aspects of research administration working together to provide the latest news, training, resources and information available.

    SPROUT helps to coordinate the Essentials of Research Administration (ERA) program, which provides on-campus training and certification for research administrators and other support staff who have responsibilities for research proposals, grants, contracts, pre- and post-award administration and related activity at Michigan State University. Visit the ERA website for details.

External Online Training

Training opportunities from organizations external to MSU are also available

  • CITI Courses

    The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) serves academic and government agencies with many online courses including human research protection, biological safety, research integrity, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Log in via ORRS's CITI page to ensure your records are imported to the MSU system. 

    Available courses relevant to protection of human subjects in research include:

    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    • Good Clinical Practice

    • Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)

    • Human subjects research courses, with biomedical or social behavioral focuses

    • Responsible Conduct of Research

    The courses are available at no charge to MSU employees and students through MSU's CITI subscription.

  • OHRP Training Modules, Videos, Webinars

    The U.S. Office for Human Research Protections offers online training modules on research involving human subjects. OHRP also offers videos and webinars.