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Human Subjects Division (HSD)

Training Options to Meet Requirements

Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS) Training

On-line Options

CITI Web-based Training – UW Affiliation

Proceed to CITI Program Website & Training

To take a course on the CITI website, you must register for an account. Your UW netid and password will not work as log in information on the CITI website.

Basic Course

UW does not have an institutional requirement that researcher take this training (see Training). The CITI Web-Based Training meets the requirements of NIH and most other sponsors for training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

You will select the Biomedical Course (3-5 hours), Social/Behavioral Course (3-5 hours), or combined Biomedical & Social/Behavioral Course (4-6 hours) depending on the nature of your research. It does not matter which of these courses you take from the perspective of HSD or most funding agencies.

Renewal/Refresher

UW does not have a requirement that researchers take any refreshers (see Training). However, should completion of a refresher course be needed due to requirements from a funding agency or collaborating institution, you can take a refresher on the CITI website.

If you are taking refresher training on CITI through UW and you took a basic training through a different institution, please forward your basic training certificate to hsdtrain@uw.edu so that your refresher training may be documented in the HSD system.

Student Course (30-45 minutes)

The Student Course does not meet the requirements of funding agencies. It is intended for students participating in classroom projects who are not conducting their own research as a principal investigator.

Completion Verifcation & Report for CITI

CITI training completions are automatically reported to HSD when users register as UW affiliated. Completions are uploaded to the HSD website, Verification & Report page, each Monday from the preceding week (Mon-Sun). If a name or other information does not appear correctly in the Training Verification & Report, please send the correct information to hsdtrain@uw.edu.

CITI Web-based Training - Non-UW Affiliation

If CITI training is completed under affiliation with another institution or organization, it will not be automatically reported to HSD. Upon completion of a course, save the Completion Report/Record in electronic format send it to hsdtrain@uw.edu. Confirmation will be provided that the completion meets NIH and UW requirements and it will be posted to the HSD website, Verification & Report page.

NIH Web-based Course

Proceed to NIH Course Website & Training

The NIH Web-Based Training meets the NIH and UW requirements for training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

NIH training completions are not automatically reported to HSD. Upon completion of the course, save the Certificate of Completion in electronic format and send it to hsdtrain@uw.edu. Confirmation will be provided that the completion meets NIH and UW requirements and it will be posted to the HSD website, Verification & Report page.

There are no options for in-person training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects at this time.