Online Training Courses for Centennial Researchers & Scholars

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Highlighting Centennial’s commitment to offer a signature employee experience, the Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) in partnership with the Centre for Organizational Learning and Teaching are bringing together new online training courses available to all Centennial employees and students.

The courses are offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a not-for-profit entity at the University of Miami, which has partnered with the Network of Networks (N2) in Canada since 2010. N2 is a Canadian not-for-profit incorporated organization and an alliance of Canadian research networks and organizations. As a member of N2, Centennial is able to access the CITI-Canada’s online training courses at no cost. The course offerings cover the new Tri-Agency Framework for Responsible Conduct of Research framework and Research Ethics. Certain courses are mandatory if you are receiving ARIC fellowship funding or applying for research ethics approval, as identified below. 

All Centennial staff and students are now able to access the following courses online at no cost:

Social and Behavioural Research Course*

This course provides basic information about the ethical conduct of research with human participants in the social and behavioural sciences.

Who can benefit: The modules are written at a general level. They are suitable for all persons who conduct or review or who have responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to social and behavioural research. 

*Mandatory for investigators submitting an application to the Research Ethics Board at Centennial. Note: you are only required to do the units on history, research with children, vulnerable circumstances and internet research if they apply to your study.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Physical Sciences

How should you conduct your research? What practices should you follow? Researchers are expected by the public and by their colleagues to follow many rules and commonly accepted practices. This course will provide the learner with a solid foundation of knowledge relating to the norms, principles and rules governing the responsible research practice in Canada.

This RCR framework sets out the responsibilities and corresponding policies for researchers, institutions, and the Tri-Agencies, that together help support and promote a positive research environment. It specifies the responsibilities of researchers with respect to research integrity, applying for funding, financial management, and requirements for conducting certain types of research, and defines what constitutes a breach of Agency policies.

Who can benefit: The course modules are written at a general level and they are suitable for students or researchers from a variety of disciplines and fields. Notwithstanding the specific emphasis on Physical Sciences, most course content aligns with the generic RCR framework.

Biomedical Research Ethics

This course is an introduction to a variety of ethics issues that are important to consider when conducting biomedical research with human participants. This is meant to be an interesting and informative way to learn something about research ethics in medical settings.

Who can benefit: Healthcare providers, academics, researchers, research personnel, Research Ethics Board members, administrators, coordinators and any actual or potential participants from the community at large.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Life Sciences

How should you conduct your research? What practices should you follow? Researchers are expected by the public and by their colleagues to follow many rules and commonly accepted practices. This course will provide the learner with a solid foundation of knowledge relating to the norms, principles and rules governing the responsible research practice in Canada.

Who can benefit: The course modules are written at a general level and they are suitable for students or researchers from a variety of disciplines and fields.

How to Register

Go to https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?region=7 and click on “register” under create an account

Step 1: select your organization affiliation – Centennial College
Step 2: Enter your personal information
Step 3: Create your username and password
Step 4: Enter your country of residence
Step 5: Answer if CITI can contact you at a later date regarding participation in research surveys
Step 6: Provide information requested by Centennial College (your department and role, etc.)
Step 7: Select the course(s) you would like to take

Click on “finalize registration.” Then, select the course and begin!

If you have any problems or difficulties, please contact Amanda Sampson at asampson@centennialcollege.ca.