COVID-19 Safety Training for Researchers
University of Houston
The University of Houston has rolled out the UH Contract Tracer Program to help communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic by learning a new skill that is in high demand. Contract tracers – known as “disease detectives” – are a powerful workforce that can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. To combat COVID-19 in Texas, we need thousands of contract tracers. The University of Houston has launched two contract tracing training programs:
Training for the General Public
The University of Houston Epi Corps program trains the general public to conduct high-quality contact tracing, and provides an overview of COVID-19 related topics, through a 22-hour, online course on Coursera.
Until July 31, the public training course can be taken at no cost (free), with receipt of a certificate upon completion.
After July 31, there are two options:
- The course can be taken at no-cost (free), without receipt of a certificate upon completion, by enrolling in the audit option.
- The course can be taken for $49 to receive a certificate upon completion.
University of Texas Medical Branch
The AAMC/GRAND community have worked with CITI to develop a training program called “COVID-19: Back to Campus Fall 2020.” The goal is restarting research post-COVID-19. The course is free from today until October 1, 2020. The courses are:
- An introduction
- Prevention Strategies
- Moving Forward
- Human Subjects Research
- Safe Lab Reactivation (Animal Research)
- Working with Patients Infected or Suspected with COVID-19
The suggested utilization is: everyone use courses 1-3 and then, depending on the job, 4, 5, or 6.