Office of Research Protections Educational Initiatives

The ORP’s Education Program promotes and protects the integrity of research conducted at Penn State by providing education and training to faculty, staff, students, and the community. Our educational initiatives include administering required training for researchers whose research involves animals or human participants, providing training for research administrators, and delivering programs addressing research ethics and the responsible conduct of research (RCR). We offer classes, numerous workshops and seminars, online resources and training, and custom, on-request education programs.



SARI@PSU (Scholarship & Research Integrity)

Scholarship and Research Integrity program information.

Conflict of Interest

All Disclosures of Significant Financial Interests and all Annual Updates to previously completed Disclosures must be made electronically...


The export control online courses are offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) at the University...


Personnel must complete the following training prior to performing rodent surgical procedures at Penn State.
The Department of Occupational Medicine must identify any individuals' health conditions that could be aggravated or worsened by...

ACES - ACOR Certification and Education Series

The ACES program is designed to give Research Administrators at every level the necessary skills and expertise to support faculty in...

Human Subjects (IRB)

CITI Program

CITI Program courses for IRB, SARI@PSU, Export Control, IACUC, and Others.

Hazardous Materials

All users of radioactive material, and supervisors of radioactive material laboratories, must complete Radionuclide Safety Training prior...
(IRB Required) Individuals who handle human blood and blood products, human body fluid and/or human tissue, in addition to principal...
(IRB Required) This course covers the basic concepts of biological safety in the laboratory, with special emphasis on the requirements for...
(EHS Required) Penn State's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers a number of training classes for faculty, staff...

Upcoming Education Events & Workshops

12:00 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Craig Cameron – Professor and Eberly Chair, Biochemical and Molecular Biology No pre-... more

102 Kern Graduate Building
1:00 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Sara Horn – Director of the IRB Program, Office for Research Protections No pre-registration is... more

102 Kern Graduate Building
3:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Robert Segura – Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety No pre-registration is... more

102 Kern Graduate Building
12:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Wayne Mowery – Director of Compliance, Office of Ethics and Compliance; Penn State Export Compliance... more

102 Kern Graduate Building
2:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Event Bright Registration: Pre-... more

9:00 AM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Event Bright Registration: Pre-registration... more

The 330 Building, Room 205LL