Penn offers numerous programs for educating research personnel. Penn Profiler, the University’s web-based assessment tool, enables University constituents to self-identify most of their required research- and financial-related training needs. The Penn Profiler survey must be completed annually by all University personnel.
Knowledge Link, Penn's learning management system (LMS), provides access to classroom and on-line training for University and Penn Medicine faculty, staff and student employees. It is the primary repository for administrative, compliance and certification training, along with professional development courses. Knowledge Link training is integrated with the University's compliance training survey, Penn Profiler.
Human Subject Research Training: The Institutional Review Board mandates training for investigators, research staff, and students engaged in human research.
Animal Research Training: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee requires that all personnel involved in animal use and research be appropriately trained and qualified. Personnel who will handle animals must complete hands-on training classes provided by University Laboratory Animal Resources.
Sponsored Research Training: The Office of Research Services sponsors mandatory and optional training programs for all individuals involved in sponsored research activities.
Safety: The Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety has training programs for all personnel who work in research laboratories, or work with hazardous substances, radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment.