The training compliance system supports learning that reduces risks to health, safety, security, and legal liability as well as encouraging best practices in research, operations, and outreach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

New Training System - Ability will replace Saba LMS in fall 2018. Visit the Ability survey to give input into options for the system settings. Check project progress.

Specific Training Programs - See general subject areas below for links to add required training.

  • Animal Care Program

    Personnel involved in care, treatment, and use of animals by law must complete training in proper care and to minimize their use in teaching and research.

    The IACUC requires training specific to each project involving animals to ensure their proper care.
    Campus Animal Resources (CAR) also develops and delivers training in animal care and provide facility orientations.

    Animal handlers must understand the potential health hazards of their work.
    The Environmental Health & Safety unit provides training and information.

    Veterinary clinic students and staff should also review the AVMP-PLIT tab below.



    MSU’s Environmental Health & Safety has approved the use of AVMA-PLIT courses for students and clinicians.

    LOGIN Link - Use AFTER you have created a new account. Important information for creating your account is available on our AVMA-PLIT page.

    Questions or

    Printable AVMA Instructions.pdf

  • CITI Programs

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    • Animal Care
    • Clinical Research
    • Data Security
    • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • Export controls


  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Visit the EHS website to learn about their many training programs.


  • Health Team (HIPAA & Fraud Awareness)

    MSU's Health Team Compliance unit oversees the development and delivery online courses and the assignment to specific employees. You will be notified to take the following training:

    • HIPAA Overview is required for all HealthTeam providers and staff
    • Fraud Awareness is required for:
      • Staff if you assist with billing or have access to confidential patient financial/health information (EHR)
      • Providers if they direct bill for services

    • Login at (above) to check any currently due training on your home page.




  • Human Subjects (HRPP/IRB/GCP)

    Human Research Protection Program (HRPP/IRB) training track

    Good Clinical Practice (GCP)


  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

    What training do I need?

    Requirements vary.

    Graduate Student - The Grad School has developed guidelines effective Fall 2016 (MSU Grad School Chart.pdf). All academic units must provide RCR training plans. Thus, your college or department may require additional training (all unit plans).

    Federal Project - If working under a federal grant, that agency's requirements must also be met including NSF, or USDA-NIFA, NIH, or if conducting research involving animals or human subjects. (Federal agency requirements)

    Online Training

    CITI Programs - The Grad School recommends 4 initial and follow-up modules -

    IACUC and IRB training - Your department may recommend training that meets other MSU research requirements.

    In-Person Instruction

    The Grad School Workshop Series -

    Other in-person RCR events may include department seminars or individual coaching by your PI.

    Documentation of RCR Training

    Students can access their certificates of completion for each course or run a transcript report. Academic program directors and graduate secretaries can request reports based on academic major for graduate students. Contact the helpdesk ( or 517-884-4600).