How do I login to Big Brain?
Can I access Big Brain from
home using the Internet?
I have forgotten my Network username
and/or password, how can I login?
What if I am new to OHSU and
do not yet have a user login?
a non-OHSU student, a vendor,
or someone else who does not have an OHSU login?
How do I monitor compliance for
my department and/or employees?
For managers and supervisors:
I can’t find a learner’s record in Big Brain?
My employee appears in the HIPAA
“not completed” report but I
know they have completed HIPAA?
How can I print a certificate
for a completed course?
Big Brain is a portal for online education at OHSU. Big Brain delivers online education and provides user transcripts and reporting capabilities.
The first time you use Big Brain you will need to register. Go to the Big Brain web site and Click on the Big Brain logo. Select the register here link from the login page at https://bigbrain.ohsu.edu/. OHSU employees and students will use their Network login and password. All others will be asked to create a login and password. After registering, return to the login page and log in.
Yes, the site is accessible from any computer with internet service. Some courses, however, may be restricted to the OHSU intranet. Courses only available on the OHSU intranet will be identified on the Course Catalog page.
Contact the OHSU Help Desk at 503 494-2222 (6:00a - 6:00p) for assistance with your Network username and/or password.
Follow the instructions on the registration page and select the register here link for new OHSU employee or student, employee ID not assigned.
What if I am a visiting scientist, a non-OHSU student, a vendor, or someone else who does not have an OHSU login?
Follow the instructions when you click the register here link and select the appropriate affiliation. You will need to provide some additional information about yourself and your affiliation to OHSU and then asked to create a login and password. Once complete, return to the login page and login.
Only employees with supervisor responsibilities are authorized to access faculty and staff * compliance reports within Big Brain. If for some reason you are employee who should have access but are denied, please send an e-mail. *Due to FERPA issues, student compliance reports are not available on-line. Student reports for each school will be pulled on request and sent directly to the designated HIPAA contact for each school. To access a report, login to Big Brain. Click on Report Builder in the top navigation bar. Select the title of the course for which you wish to gather information. Build a query from the data fields (such as organizational number, course status). Select the “Search” button. You can export your results to pdf form or Excel.
New employees, new students, and other alternate users (visiting scientists, volunteers, consultants, non-OHSU physicians, etc.) may not appear in the Report Builder. Please use the Individual Learner Search at the bottom of the Report Builder page to locate their record.
If you feel the status for a given course is not correct, verify with the learner that they have registered with the Big Brain system. This will ensure that any historical records are imported into the system.
- Login to Big Brain
- From your list of courses, scroll down to the desired course
- Completed courses have a PDF button to the right of the text, "Status: Completed"
- Click on the PDF button to open a copy of the certificate
- Select the print button
Why do I have to take
When and where should
I take the course?
What if I am unable to take a computer course as a result of my disability?
How long will the
How long do I have to finish a program
What happens if I exit the
program before I am finished?
What if I am having trouble
getting the program to run on my computer?
finish the program?
What if I have questions about
the program content?
What if I want to file a
complaint of discrimination?
Can I take this course from
home using the Internet?
My computer does not have speakers
and/or a sound card. How can I
complete this program?
What if I need to take this course
but don't have computer access?
Everyone at OHSU, including employees, students, faculty, and volunteers, is required to complete the Respect at the University education.
OHSU is legally obligated to train its workforce and student population regarding the prohibition against unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace and educational environment. Consistent with this obligation, OHSU maintains policies that prohibit unlawful discrimination and provide for a complaint procedure to address concerns. This course is one of several mechanisms used to disseminate OHSU's expectations to prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment and to reinforce OHSU's Code of Conduct, which requires everyone at the university to engage in respectful behavior.
You should check with your supervisor about when and where s/he would like you to take the course. It can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet, logging on to Big Brain. All current employees and students must complete this course within 60 days. New employees, students, visiting scientists, and others must complete the course within 30 days of being hired as an employee, enrolling as a student, or arriving at OHSU. Completion on this course is required.
Please contact AAEO at (503) 494-5148. AAEO and your supervisor will arrange reasonable accommodation, including alternate formats, to take the course.
You should plan on about 50 minutes to complete this training. You may need more time than this, depending on what you do here and how many interruptions you have. It might be best to designate 50 minutes of uninterrupted time.
The Respect at the University Program has a bookmarking feature. This means that if you exit the course before you are finished, the program will remember where you left off. When you login the next time, you will automatically go back to where you were.
You should contact the OHSU Help Desk at (503) 494-2222. They will be able to help you resolve this issue.
You should do your best to finish the program within two weeks of starting it. Failure to complete the course as required will have negative consequences, including disciplinary action, up to and including termination, or denial of access to your computer.
The software includes a tracking component. Supervisors will be viewing reports that allow them to monitor training completion rates for their areas. If you don't finish the Program, your supervisor will follow up with you to resolve this issue. This training is required, and OHSU must make sure that all members of our community complete it.
Please call AAEO at (503) 494-5148.
Please call AAEO at (503) 494-5148.
Can I take this course from home using the Internet?
RAU can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet. Log on to Big Brain
The course has the capabilities of displaying the audio as text. Simply click the CC button on the bottom left hand corner to display the text.
This course is available in a classroom setting, instructor-led format for those who do not have computer access. A schedule can be found here.
"Privacy and You" is a computer based education program on the HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) privacy standards. It is accessible from any computer that can connect to the Internet.
According to the HIPAA privacy standards, we must educate all members of our workforce on how HIPAA will affect what they do at OHSU. Our workforce includes all employees, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers. This means that everyone at OHSU must complete HIPAA training. Ensuring that all members of the OHSU community complete this training is part of what OHSU must do to comply with federal law.
Completion of HIPAA training is a pre-requisite for obtaining computer access and an OHSU ID badge, and must be finished before a new computer account is activated or an OHSU ID badge is obtained. For those who do not request computer access, "Privacy and You" must be completed before physical access to areas containing protected health information (PHI) is granted or within 30 days of beginning duties at OHSU, whichever is sooner. Those who do not meet this requirement are subject to corrective action, up to and including termination of their relationship with OHSU.
Enter by logging in to Big Brain, an administrative and reporting tool, and selecting the "HIPAA - Privacy and You" course. See the Big Brain login information.
Yes. The course offers both a high band (for DSL/cable connections) and a low band (for dial up) version.
That will depend. "Privacy and You" is customized to give you the right amount of information based on your role at OHSU. You should plan on at least 50 minutes to complete this training. You may need more time than this, depending on what you do here. Also, taking the low band version of the course takes longer, due to slower load times.
"Privacy and You" has a book-marking feature. This means that if you exit the course before you are finished, the program will remember where you left off. When you login the next time, you will automatically go back to where you were.
No, CME credit is not available for this course.
Download the HIPAA: Corrective Action For Non-Compliance With OHSU HIPAA Training Requirement Information Sheet
Everyone at OHSU, including employees, students, faculty, and volunteers, is required to complete the General Safety course. At the end of the course, learners will be asked to indicate if they are affiliated with a research laboratory. The Laboratory Safety course is required for all OHSU personnel who work in a research laboratory or supervise those who work in a research laboratory. It is highly recommended for all those who do not conduct research, but enter research areas during the course of their work.
The General Safety course takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The Laboratory Safety course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You should plan on about 60 minutes to complete this training. You may need more time than this, depending on the speed of your connection and how many interruptions you may have.
Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503 494-0655. You will receive a response within 2 business days.
The Safety course can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet. Access the course here
What is Dangerous Goods Shipping?
Why must this training course be completed before shipping of dangerous goods?
Who is required to undergo training?
What would happen if I want to ship something considered dangerous goods and I don't yet have training?
Can't I just use my own FedEx account to ship whatever I like?
Why must I have my OHSU ID to ship packages?
What if I have questions about
Can I take someone else's package to the shipping office for them?
Can we simply use drop boxes or any FedEx pick-up location around campus?
How do I ship dangerous goods from CHH or other off-campus locations?
If I use dry ice to ship, but do not ship biological or hazardous materials, why must I be trained?
Does my training from another institution count here?
How often must we get retrained?
What would happen if I want to ship something considered dangerous goods and I don't yet have training?The shipping office would refuse the package until: A) You receive training and certification, B) Someone from your lab or office who has dangerous goods shipping certification brings the package and accompanying paperwork to the shipping office for shipment, C) EHRS approves a onetime exception after checking over the package and receiving your assurance that training and certification will be completed prior to shipping another package.
MUST SHIP THROUGH THE OHSU SHIPPING OFFICEafter you are trained and certified.
Debra Brickey for all program content questions or suggestions for improvement.
In compliance with federal regulation and OHSU institutional policy, all investigators, research staff, and other relevant personnel (those reasonably involved in the design and/or conduct of human, animal, applied and/or basic science research) must complete OHSU's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education. No activity resulting in data collection can be initiated or any human subjects enrolled until all key personnel have completed the required RCR modules.
When do I have to complete my training?
What sections am I required to complete?
Does this fulfill the NIH requirement for education in Human Subjects Research?
How do I log in to the training and view my transcript?
The training must be completed before any activity resulting in data collection can be initiated or any human subjects enrolled.
Everyone should complete RCR for All. Complete additional sections if they are relevant to the type of research you are involved in.
Responsible Conduct of Research
|RCR for All
||The basics of conducting research at OHSU.|
|RCR Involving rDNA, Synthetic DNA, Infectious Agents & Biological Toxins||Federal and university policies for research involving recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, & biological toxins.|
|RCR Involving Animal Subjects||Federal, state, and university requirements for conducting research with live animals.|
|RCR Involving Human Subjects||Federal, state, and university requirements for conducting research with human subjects or their information.|
|RCR Involving FDA Regulated Products||Federal and university requirements for research using FDA regulated products.|
|Dangerous Goods Shipping*||Requirements for packing and/or shipping infectious materials (including human or animal blood, body fluids, and tissues; pathogens including genetically modified micro-organisms; or other biological products.)|
* Dangerous Goods Shipping is no longer part of the RCR education course. However, this training is a separate course in Big Brain for all individuals who package, handle, or prepare paperwork for the shipment of hazardous materials, including infectious substances. Click here to visit the Dangerous Goods Shipping FAQs
Individuals at the Marquam Hill campus should complete the online training at http://ozone.ohsu.edu/ehrs/mh/pages/gen/train.shtml before taking the package to the designated shipping location.
Live training is offered at the West Campus and should be completed before any hazardous materials are offered for transport. A schedule of training sessions is available by contacting EH&RS at 748-1501.
You only need to complete RCR for All and additional relevant sections once.
Yes. Completion of RCR Involving Human Subjects at OHSU fulfills the NIH requirement. Please contact the Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) at 503-494-7784 if you need written documentation of human subjects research training for your grant application. The certification letter cannot be signed until the education has been completed.
These procedures are described on the OHSU Big Brain User Instructions web page.