Principal Investigator Training
Training - On & Off Campus
Principal Investigator (PI) Training
- The Principal Investigator training is designed to ensure that all investigators have the information needed to conduct their research in compliance with both federal and state regulations.
- MSU PI Training is mandatory (one-time only) for researchers and we encourage anyone, including students, working with sponsored funding to attend.
In-person — Contact Carmen Fike (406-994-1939) for questions and to be added to the Fall 2019 invite list.
Online — In the interim, a WebEx recording of the 2018 session is available.
Play recording (3 hr 49 min 50 sec)
NOTE: The screen will display a message stating "There is no content to view." However, it is available. Just hit the play button. You can also navigate within the recording by using the "Show contents" or "Show audio map."
After completing the WebEx training, send an email to Carmen Fike to confirm. She will add your name to the list of people who have completed the training. (See the next item for the list.)
A master list of all MSU Faculty and Staff who have attended PI Training is available here (PDF format, will open in a new window)
You may require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDFs on this page.
The Office of Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer Office and Legal Counsel held a required additional training session for all personnel involved in the design, conduct or reporting of sponsored research activities. Some new developments now require training and certifications that you need to learn about. Specifically for NIH funding recipients, attendance is mandatory to ensure that spending can continue past 8/24/12. This training was held in April 2012.
Three major topics were covered:
- Protecting university and inventor rights in intellectual property (Stanford v Roche) - Intellectual Property slides & IP handouts
- New Conflict of Interest regulations and MSU policy changes - COI Policy Revision & Gender Discrimination slides & COI handouts
- Title IX – Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
If you missed the training held in April 2012 you may do one of the following:
- Contact Carmen Fike to check out a DVD, or watch the video below. Following viewing, please send an email to Carmen to let her know you have completed the training.
- Take the CITI Program’s Conflict of Interest mini-course -https://www.citiprogram.org/. Note: When registering, be sure to affiliate yourself with MSU.
REMINDER: After taking the training, all research active employees must provide for their assignment of technologies. To execute this form, go to the MSU My Info screen, select Enter Secure Area, and after logging in, go to My Apps, and select theIntellectual Property Agreement.
If you have questions please contact Leslie Schmidt in the Office of Sponsored Programs (994-2381).
For training on Cost Share, the Electronic Proposal Clearance Form, Time and Effort, Travel and many more topics, contact OSP to schedule.
Grant Report – training video on the Inception to Date Report View
New - Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar (for students and postdocs performing research funded by the National Science Foundation AND training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health) will be held again in Fall 2013. EmailCarmen Fike to get on a notification list.
Alternative RCR Training
- Laboratory Animal Welfare
- Human Subjects Research
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Conflict of Interest
- Cultural Competence in Research (included in Human Subjects, Biomedical and Social and Behavioral courses)
- IACUC Community Member
- IRB Chair
- Working with Fish in Research Settings
Note: When registering with CITI, be sure to affiliate yourself with MSU.