Training Materials

The training materials on these pages are designed to assist NORS users with entering, downloading, and using data on all waterborne and foodborne disease outbreaks and enteric disease outbreaks transmitted by contact with environmental sources, infected persons or animals, or unknown modes of transmission.

These materials are intended to assist users with logging into and using the main features of the NORS electronic system and with completing general sections of the NORS report common to all outbreaks reported using electronic reporting forms. These materials cover sections relevant to all NORS users and should be viewed by new users when their accounts are first created.

User Training Document – Login and Main Features pdf icon[7 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – General Section, Etiology*, and Attachments Tabs pdf icon[35 pages] (Updated March 2018)

*Note: this document contains training on the Etiology tab of a NORS report, which is not used for waterborne disease outbreak reports. For training specific to laboratory sections of waterborne disease outbreak reports, please see Training – Waterborne Outbreaks.pdf icon

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with completing sections specific to enteric disease outbreaks resulting from foodborne transmission.

NORS Food Section (All Tabs) Guide pdf icon[19 pages] (Updated March 2018)

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with completing sections specific to disease outbreaks resulting from waterborne transmission.

User Training Document – Water Section pdf icon[10 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – Etiology & Lab Section pdf icon[11 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – Rec. Treated Section pdf icon[10 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – Rec. Untreated Section pdf icon[7 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – Drinking Section pdf icon[12 pages] (Updated March 2018)

User Training Document – Other/Unknown Section pdf icon[7 pages] (Updated March 2018)

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with completing sections specific to disease outbreaks resulting from person to person contact, environmental contamination, and indeterminate/unknown modes of transmission.

User Training Document – Settings Tab pdf icon[6 pages] (Updated March 2018)

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with completing sections specific to disease outbreaks resulting from animal contact.

NORS Animal Contact Section – Guide pdf icon[8 pages] (Updated March 2018)

NORS maintains database linkages and import functionality with CaliciNet and PulseNet. These materials are intended to assist NORS users with completing sections involving the CaliciNet and PulseNet integration features.

User Training Document: Integrated CDC Lab Systems [2 MB, 29 pages] (Updated April 2019)

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with using NORSDirect.

User Training Document for NORSDirect pdf icon[2 MB, 27 pages] (Updated March 2019)

These materials are intended to assist NORS users with finding and addressing data cleaning tasks as part of the integrated data cleaning feature.

User Training Document for Integrated Data Cleaning pdf icon[1 MB, 17 pages] (Updated April 2019)

Page last reviewed: November 4, 2019