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Training Requirements

Training Requirements in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS)

The University of Washington does NOT have a general institutional requirement that researchers have training in the protection of Human Research Subjects. Any requirements would come from:

  • A funding agency;
  • A collaborating institution; or
  • The UW IRB if it decides that a specific researcher or research team should take the training in order to mitigate risks to subjects or if there are concerns about compliance or the ethical conduct of research under a specific protocol.

Funding agencies and collaborating institutions that have training requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • compliance concerns,
  • potential risks to subjects, or
  • concerns regarding the ethical and safe conduct of the research.

Researchers are responsible for reporting training completion to the Human Subjects Division, as described in the Policy & Procedure: "Training for Researchers, Research Staff, and Consultants in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS)". 

All who are engaged in research that involves human subjects are encouraged to complete a “Basic” course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

Change Notes

  • Noted 03/09/2011 @ 12:53pm
    Update to IRB/HSD-Required Training.
    - selsayed
  • Noted 02/24/2011 @ 05:50pm
    Updated information - particularly related to DoD requirements.
    - selsayed