NIMH New Visiting Fellow Required Trainings Checklist
Principal Investigator (PI): __________________________
Administrative Officer (AO): ____________________________ Main Phone: 301-496-4271
- Division of International Services (DIS)
As a new visiting fellow, you are required to check in with DIS when you first arrive at NIH. DIS verifies your immigration status, confirms your work authorization and activates you in the system. They also provide tax information and workshops to address the tax process for visiting fellows.
☐ Check-in with DIS in Bldg 31, Room B2B07 for verification of immigration documents and orientation
☐ DIS Tax information https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dis/VisitingScientists/Pages/Taxes.aspx
Note: This website has the tax information along with schedules for the tax workshops
- Computer Training/NED Verification
Take the required online computer safety and awareness trainings http://irtsectraining.nih.gov/
Note: NIH sends an automated email to all employees with instructions for training before you begin your appointment. To access online trainings, you will need your HHS Badge ID number (10 digit #). If you do not know your badge number, you can retrieve it from your ID or AO.
☐ Information Security Awareness for New Hires
☐ Information Management for New Hires
☐ Information Security and Management Refresher
Verify your information in the NIH Enterprise Directory (NED) https://ned.nih.gov/search/. This system houses all employee information and must be accurate.
☐ Search your name and institute (NIMH) to verify/ update your location/contact information
- Lab Safety Training
Take the Lab Safety trainings online at https://www.safetytraining.nih.gov/
Note: Trainings must be taken within 30 days of start date. For sign-in, you can use your NIH log in credentials or create a safety training ID and password specific to the site.
☐ Take Introduction to Laboratory Safety Training (on-line)
☐ NIH Laboratory Safety Training 101 (on-line)
☐ Take HIV and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (only If you will work with any blood/bodily fluid)
☐ Take the Animal Care & Use Training for Animal Users (only if you will work with animals) https://oacu.oir.nih.gov/training-resources
- Ethics Training
All fellows must take the online ethics training. Trainings must be taken within 30 days of start date
☐NIH Ethics Training https://ethics.od.nih.gov/Training/AET.htm
Note: Send screen shot of completion certificate to Meera Shah (Meera.Shah@nih.gov).
☐NIH Research Ethics Training https://researchethics.od.nih.gov/
Note: To login, you will need your NED ID number or badge number
- NIH Technology Transfer Training
All fellows must take the online technology transfer training. Training must be taken within 3 months of start date.
☐ Take the Tech Transfer Training at https://ams.hhs.gov.
Note: You will need to login with your ID or NIH credentials, then click on HHS Learning Portal (LMS) to access the module. Training will be on lower right side under NIH Quicklinks box.
- Fellow Listservs
☐ Sign up for the OITE Listserv appropriate for you. https://www.training.nih.gov/listservs
- Additional Trainings
For any additional trainings, please visit the NIH Mandatory Training Inventory (MTI). It is also highly recommended that you speak with your Principal Investigator to understand any other required training needs for your lab.
☐ Go to the Mandatory Training portal at https://mandatorytraining.nih.gov/
Note: This site will outline all mandatory training required for new staff based on where they work and job function.