Community Training

Human Subjects Training for Community Researchers

Are you working with community members
who need human subjects training?

The NIH Office of Extramural Research offers an option for community researchers and non-university staff on grants who are required by the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board to complete human subjects training. This online training, Protecting Human Research Participants, is available in English and Spanish, and comes with a downloadable course guide for review. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available as well.

The course covers six sections: Introduction, History, Codes & Regulations, Respect for Persons, Beneficence, Justice, and Conclusion. Upon completion, a Certificate of Completion is generated that can be used to verify training. Required quizzes appear at the end of four modules (Codes & Regulations, Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice) in a user friendly format, and can be taken multiple times until a passing score is achieved.

Community researchers and non-university staff who are required to complete human subjects training can take the course on their own, or complete it in a group setting with a UW staff member present to field questions and provide guidance to individuals participating in the course.