Online Research Courses

Interactive online courses provide a leisurely environment for the professional development of investigators and research professionals.

See below for descriptions of online research courses that are available. Northwell Health employees can enroll in these courses via iLearn; managers can also enroll their staff. Contact RPT@northwell.edu with any questions.

Expanded Access for Treatment Use

Expanded access, also known as compassionate use, is a treatment mechanism regulated by the FDA. You will learn about the types of expanded access, and the processes and requirements for using unapproved test articles, such as drugs, devices, and biologics, to save a patient’s life, or to treat a serious disease or condition for which no alternative therapy exists.

Research Informed Consent Process and Documentation

The content of this interactive online course will provide a comprehensive overview of regulatory, Good Clinical Practice, and Northwell Health requirements when consenting a research participant in your research study. Topics include the consent process and consent documentation. After completion of this course, you will understand the basic requirements when obtaining consent and proper techniques and tips to enhance your process. This course will take about 45 minutes to complete; it will save your work when you exit and prompt you to continue where you left off when you re-enter the course.

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

Take on the role of a postdoctoral researcher, a third-year graduate student, a principal investigator, or a research administrator who has taken on the role of the Research Integrity Officer and see how you would handle difference scenarios. This interactive video focuses on biomedical/lab research and is presented by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The video addresses responsible conduct of research and includes topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. You can replay the video to take on all the roles and explore the various scenarios. Please note that the video restarts if you exit and then re-enter the course.

The Research Clinic

Take on the role of a principal investigator (PI), a clinical research coordinator, a research nurse, a research assistant, or an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair and see how you would handle different scenarios. This interactive video on responsible conduct of research is presented by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The aim of the video is to teach researchers how to avoid research misconduct and violating regulations that protect human subjects in research studies. You can replay the video to take on all the roles and explore the various scenarios. Please note that the video restarts if you exit and then re-enter the course.