Student Training & Compliance
In order to participate in research, all students are required to receive appropriate training in health and safety, responsible conduct of research, and conflict of interest. Some training is mandatory, based on the nature of the project or the research project’s funding source. Students should consult their faculty mentor before beginning to work on any research project, to ensure that they have received the necessary training to ensure safety and compliance.
Common types of training required at Virginia Tech include:
Related Training Virginia Tech is committed to a high standard of animal care and use, as well as a high standard of occupational health and safety for itsfaculty,staff and students. Quality training and educational activities are essential to help us to meet and exceed these standards. VT requires that animal users and handlers complete four training elements:
- Core and Refresher IACUC Training
- Virginia Tech‐Specific IACUC Training
- Virginia Tech Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Training
- EHSS Health Survey
Details of each requirement can be found on the IACUC webpage.
This is not an exhaustive list; there may be other required training sessions based on the nature of a student’s research project.
Human Research Protections Program Office Hours
The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) holds open office hours every Wednesday in 3010 Newman Library from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a time where personnel from the HRPP, IRB and PRDP are available to consult with student researchers on their projects.
Course Work Requirements
Faculty are encouraged by the University to ensure that a course marked for research follows certain definitions, which are stated below. These are also available through VT Registrar.
Courses that carry this attribute should include meaningful participation of all enrolled students in learning activities outside of the United States. The activities should be germane to the learning objectives of the course and appropriate for the discipline. Faculty members directing these courses must be in compliance with university policies and procedures concerning international travel programs. The number of course credits should be proportional to the duration of the activity keeping in mind that a 1-credit on-campus laboratory course meets 30-45 hours per semester.