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Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training

Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training

A new Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training course will be available on November 6th! This course is for individuals seeking to develop knowledge and skills on Human Subjects Protection issues and will provide certification of completion. There will be a $39.99 fee for the course and associated certification. In December, this course will be updated to reflect the revised Common Rule that will be effective in January 2019.

Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training provides foundational training in human subjects research compliance and includes the historical development of human subject protections, ethical issues associated with research, and current regulatory and guidance information.

This course is intended for anyone involved in research studies with human subjects, or who have responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to such research, including Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Suggested Audiences:

  • Researchers
  • Physician Scientist (CMEs available)
  • Research Team Members
  • Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Institutional/Signatory Officials
  • IRB Chairs
  • IRB Administrators and Staff
  • Human Subject Protection Staff
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in the protection of human subjects in research

Language Availability: English, Spanish

Course Overview: This course contains seven modules, with associated quizzes. The estimated time to complete this e-learning course is 3 hours.

Course sections include:

  • Historical Background
  • Human Subjects Protection Codes and Regulations
  • Respect for Persons
  • Beneficence
  • Justice

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the historical context and importance of human subject protections
  • Identify which research activities involve human subjects
  • Discover the risks a research project might pose to participants
  • Understand how to minimize the identified risks
  • Describe additional protections that may be needed for vulnerable populations
  • Understand additional issues to consider for research conducted in other countries
  • Describe appropriate ways to recruit research participants and obtain informed consent
  • Identify the different committees responsible for monitoring human subject protections
  • Understand the importance of study design and methods in protecting research participants

Continuing Medical Education: CME credit is available for successfully completing Human Subject Protection Training.

Regulatory Update: On January 18, 2017, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or Common Rule, was updated for the first time since its publication in 1991. The goal of these revisions, which were the result of collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies, is to reduce administrative burden and better protect subjects in the modern research context. Human Subject Protection Training reflects these important updates.

The course that will be released on November 6, 2018 reflects the current federal regulations. Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training will be updated in December 2018 to reflect the regulatory revision.

Access: Your course fee will provide one year of access to both the current and the soon to be updated versions of the course. You will have permanent access to your certificate of completion.

Customize Your Program: The Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training can be adapted to meet specific organizational requirements. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

This course was developed in partnership with experts in human subjects protection, regulatory compliance and clinical research.

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