Learning that reduces risks to health, safety, security, and legal liability as well as encouraging best practices in research, operations, and outreach. About Ability training system

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General Subject Areas

  • Animal Care, CVM, Farms

    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.

    Working on Farms - Each has its own list of requirements and training links

    Veterinary clinic students and staff should also review the AVMA-PLIT instructions.



  • 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.

    Veterinary clinic students and staff should also review the AVMA-PLIT instructions.

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




  • 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).




    Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct prevention and response training is automatically assigned to all regular employees.

    On-Call/Temps and contractors can also enroll in one-time course (share link: or be assigned annual training track (share link: 

    Assistance with employee online course - RVSM course issues 


    Students are automatically assigned to a group/track based on how much time they have been on campus and several other criteria. Student email notifications and access to registration is rolled out alphabetically for each group in the fall. Students enrolled later in the semester will have training added at that time. 

    Frequently asked questions about your email notification or the track you are assigned are found at or you can contact for assistance.