WCU is a subscribing institution with The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). CITI provides comprehensive online training in Animal Care and Use, Export Control, Human Subjects Research and Responsible Conduct of Research. CITI content addresses the needs of the entire research team: investigators, students, technicians, and administrators.
Federal Government agencies and West Chester University require training in the Responsible Conduct of Research for all Principal investigators and undergraduate and graduate students including faculty advisors who are participanting in research projects whether or not funded by external or internal grants.
For instructions on how to create a CITI account and select courses, please follow the instructions below (please note, if you already have created a CITI account, please log-in and start at #10 below)
It is the responsibility of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to monitor and approve all animal use at West Chester University. As part of that responsibility, the IACUC also must investigate all allegations of animal abuse in research laboratories or teaching facilities at West Chester University.
PASSHE employees are individuals who are public officials or public employees under the Public Official and Public Employee Ethics Act. The Ethics Act prohibits a public official or employee from taking action that would result in a financial conflict of interest.
The PASSHE Conflict of Interest Policy requires disclosure of activities, financial arrangements, and income that potentially conflict with the objective conduct of research or give the appearance of creating a conflict.
Anyone applying for an external grant or cooperative agreement must comply with the PASSHE FCOI policy.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) is responsible for promoting academic practices that prevent misconduct and for developing policies and procedures for dealing with allegations of misconduct.
Can't find what you are looking for? Let us know!