NIH Guidelines for Principal Investigators

Online Investigators

Who should take this training?

All Principal Investigators of an IBC registration must complete the Principal Investigator Training on NIH Guidelines (also called PI Training) before the IBC registration can be approved. More information about the requirement to take this training can be found in the IBC policy about training.

Training Description

The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules have been the focus of increased scrutiny by the Office of Science Policy (OSP) at NIH. As part of this, many research institutions across the nation were inspected, including our own.  To ensure that everyone working with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center are aware of the regulations, the IBC requires that all Principal Investigators of an IBC Registration complete this training at least once. It is required whether or not the PI currently works with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids. This training includes important information about IBC oversight, procedures, and PI responsibilities.

This is an online training that can be accessed via the Tufts Learning Center. It has checkpoint questions throughout the module. You must complete the entire module to ensure that all questions have been answered.

Regulatory Guidance & Support

For help understanding your requirements contact the Biosafety Office or see their guidance on trainings.

Biosafety Training Guidance