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Basic Lab Safety Requirements

In accordance with Boise State EH&S Guidelines and BRCF policy, all BRCF faculty, staff, student workers and associated members are required to complete training.

  • A copy of all training records must be shared with the BRCF and kept on file.
  • Please submit all training records to the Biomolecular Research Core Facility:
  • The Biomolecular Research Core Facility is accepting CEMS Training  OR EHSS Laboratory and Workplace Safety Training Seminar as required safety trainings, until further notice.

EHSS Laboratory and Workspace Safety Training Seminar

Please contact John Cavaretta at to schedule a time to attend the EHSS Laboratory and Workspace Safety training.

Upcoming Training Dates – Please email John to reserve your seat.

Friday April 14th in Riverfront Hall room 309 from 1pm -2pm

Wednesday April 19th in Riverfront Hall room 101 from 2pm-3pm

CEMS Training – through Boise State University:

All BRCF staff and associated members are required to complete the following CEMS (formally known as EHSS) training modules:

To complete lab safety training please go to

  1. Log in to the system by clicking on login
  2. Click on the TOP Boise State University User Login (don’t immediately enter your information under “other users.”)
  3. Enter your BSU credentials.
  4. From there, on your homepage/dashboard, click on the training link near the bottom
  5. Click on “view available courses.”
  6. Please complete the following three courses:  A Day in the Lab, Hazardous Waste Training, and Lab Safety.
  7. When you are finished, feel free to print the certificate of completion for a record of your training

UNH CEMS only works through Boise State’s IP address.  You will either need to complete the above training materials while on campus or use Boise State’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).  This allows the user to use their IP address while off-campus.  To use the VPN, please follow the directions after clicking on the link.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):

All BRCF faculty, staff, students and associated members – who will work in the laboratories- are required to complete Biosafety Essentials CITI training. In addition to the required Biosafety Essentials training, you may also be required to complete additional training if you fall into one of you are a:

  • BRCF faculty, staff, and students who are Key Laboratory Personnel are required to complete Responsible Conduct for Research Training (RCR) for Biomedical Sciences CITI Training.
  • BRCF faculty, staff, and students who work in a Research Administration role are required to complete Responsible Conduct for Research Training (RCR) for Research Administration CITI Training.


  1. Go to the CITI homepage:
  2. Click on, “Register” under Create an Account. DO NOT select “Log in through my institution.” Boise State does not yet have single-sign-on capabilities with the CITI program
  3. Type in “Boise State University” to search for your organization affiliation.
  4. Complete additional registration steps 2-7.
  5. When selecting your training curriculum, choose a group that is appropriate to your area of research.

Additional training will be required to utilize the Tissue Culture Facility and individual instrumentation and/or as required by The Office of Research Compliance.