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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research Resources

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Protecting Human Subjects Training

 NIH use to provide a free training. They no longer do. There is a fee charged.

CITI Ethics Training

The CITI trainings are free to all on campus. You need to register to use the site. Once you enter the site (link above), there are directions for how to register. There are several trainings which provide useful training on conducting human participants research that is consistent with federal law. There are several of modules, each of which is followed by an automatically graded quiz. You can select the topics and modules you would like to complete or that you would like to assigne to your class. To find the Revised Common Rule modules,log into your account and close to the top of the page find and click the link "Main Menu / My Courses." Close to the bottom of the page that appears, find  below "My Learner Tools for Minnesota State University, Mankato" a link "Add a course' and click. On the next page, the course will be listed as the last option under Question 1.

OHRP Webinars

 The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) has a series of webinars that provide information regarding the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation for the protection of human subjects (Common Rule) 45 CFR 46. 

Training Modules

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and OHRP have a set of interactive training videos regarding the importance of protecting research participants and avoiding research misconduct.

HIPAA Training

The following Department of Human Services (DHS) modules are designed for all Minnesota Healthcare Professionals. You are to complete three Core Modules and one Protected Health Information module at the following DHS website:  At the website, click “Login as Guest” and complete only the courses listed below along with their corresponding assessments. Know that the courses will not retain your scores and no completion certificates are issued. Therefore, it will be important for you to print off the Assessment Results page for each module to verify you have passed each course module. Allow approximately 2 hours for this activity. The passing benchmark is 65%. Please upload your Assessment Results demonstrating successful completion of all four modules AND the signed attestation document provided, scanned into one electronic document for upload to the Typhon website.
  Core Modules- an overview of data practices and security

•        Data Security and Privacy (Course and Assessment - allow 15 min each)                      
•        How to Protect Information (Course and Assessment - allow 35 minutes each)                                             
•        Managing Information Security (Course and Assessment - allow 15 minutes each)                                                                           
Data-Specific Module- pertinent to healthcare professionals
•       Protected Health Information (Course and Assessment- allow 15 minutes each)

Federal Code

The federal policy for the protection of human subjects is often referred to as the "Common Rule" was published in 1991 and amended in 2018. The Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations are referred to as 45 CFR 46. 45CFR46 is the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

MSU Policy on Research Misconduct 

Outlines university policies on enforcing ethical conduct of research.

The Name of the Institution.

We are Minnesota State University, Mankato on first use and Minnesota State Mankato on subsequent uses. We are not MSU or MSU,M or MSU, Mankato.

Obtaining Data

Contains instruction for using public data including personnel and student records for research.

Permission to send e-mails

If you want to send e-mails to staff and/or faculty,  contact Human Resources and speak with Deborah Andersen. You will need to show that you have IRB approval and approval from  the Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.