IBC Training

Different research activities require different trainings. All assigned trainings must be completed before approval can be granted and must be updated annually.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training is required for Penn State faculty, staff, and students who are listed on research or teaching protocols that involve the handling of human blood, blood products, body fluid, tissue and/or cell lines. This training must be updated annually.

Yearly BioSafety Training

The Yearly BioSafety training is required for all investigators and personnel who conduct research or teaching involving regulated materials, which includes infectious agents and recombinant DNA (see RP11). A refresher training must be taken annualy and the full training must be completed once every 6 years.


Visit citi.psu.edu to access the OSHA and BioSafety trainings. Find more information and instructions on CITI trainings, refer to our CITI webpage.

Other Training

In addition to the OSHA and BioSafety training, Penn State's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers a number of training classes for faculty, staff and students. Contact EHS if you are interested in learning more about these training courses.