Required Trainings


The PEERRS Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) Training course introduces the key concepts and elements that foster ethical research and scholarship practices. The estimated time to complete this course is 2.5 to 3 hours. PEERRS training is required by all SURE Program students.  

Environment Health and Safety (EHS) training is required by some.  Please confirm with your SURE faculty mentor if you are unsure whether EHS training is required for you to participate in your SURE project.  

If you have already taken any of the required trainings, you don’t need to repeat it if your training has not expired.  Send your certificates in as proof.  To retrieve certificates for any completed courses:

Click on the “self” icon on the top left corner
Click “reporting”
Click “training transcript”
Scroll down and under “activities” click on the link to the course(s) you’ve completed
Near the top right corner, click the down arrow next to “start”
Then click on “diploma”


All SURE students are required to complete the PEERRS RCRS Training certification through U-M’s online Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) (approx. 2.5-3 hrs)

EHS Training

Environment Health and Safety (EHS) online lab training is required for some before you start doing research.  Please confirm with your faculty mentor if EHS training(s) is required for your SURE project:

  • Go to EHS website at
  • Near the top of the page, select the link to “EHS Course Catalog” 
  • From there, register for “EHS_BLS025w – Chemical Laboratory Safety” (approx. 90 mins).  *Please note this course is a direct replacement of the previously required BLS025w – General Laboratory Safety Training and is required of everyone working in a lab setting.
  • If you will be doing any work with biological materials, you also need to take the following two courses:
    • “EHS_BLS100w_TAB – Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Training for Research Labs” (approx. 1 hr)
    • “EHS_BLS301w_TAB – Biosafety Training (BSL-2)” (approx. 90 mins)
  • Please confirm with your faculty mentor whether any additional EHS training not listed on this page are required to work on your SURE Program project and upload your certificates along with any other training you have completed for your project.
  • If you need help accessing the EHS training, email [email protected] or call the ITS 4-HELP Desk at 734-764-HELP.


When training is complete, upload a PDF of your certificate(s) via Google Forms using this link with the following naming convention: “Last Name, First Name – PEERRS”, “Last Name, First Name – EHS – BLS025w” or “Last Name, First Name – EHS_BLS101w_TAB”, etc.