FOUNDED IN 1859 BY QUEEN EMMA AND KING KAMEHAMEHA IV
The Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) program is a web based training program developed by experts in the “IRB community”. It consists of a basic course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects for biomedical and social/behavioral research. Completion of the basic course is mandatory for all research personnel listed on a new application to the QMC RIRC. All personnel who are listed or added to IRB application form(s) (investigators, other research personnel, research coordinators, etc) who will interact with participants for the research study or who will work with identifiable data must complete training. CITI provides email notification of impending expiration. Renewal is every 3 years. CITI training certification from another institution may fulfill the QMC CITI training requirements if the modules completed are the same and have been completed within the accepted timeframe. For confirmation, please contact [email protected].
The basic course contains 16 modules. Each module includes reading material and a brief on-line quiz. The format is “open-book” – you may refer back to the text at any time while taking the quiz.
There are additional courses available for RIRC committee members, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) methods and Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR).
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RE: DECLARATION OF PROCUREMENT STANDARDS
The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) hereby elects to utilize the grace period established in the Office of Management & Budget Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; final Rule – 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al. also known as the Uniform Guidance (UG) for July 1, 2015 (FY 16) and continue use of Circular A-110.
Excerpt from § 200.110 (a): “For the procurement standards in §§ 200.317 – 200.326, non-Federal entities may continue to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance (superseded by this part as described in § 200.104) for two additional fiscal years after this part goes into effect. If a non-Federal entity chooses to use the previous procurement standards for two additional fiscal years before adopting the procurement standards in this part, the non-Federal entity must document this decision in their internal procurement policies.”
In the meantime, QMC shall modify and develop procurement procedures to become consistent with the Uniform Guidance. QMC shall be in compliance with the UG effective July 1, 2018 (FY 19).