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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


Training Requirements - Department of Defense (DoD) Requirements

Initial training via a “Basic” course and continuing education via a "Renewal/Refresher" course is required as described by the research sponsor, when the research is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) or a component (e.g., Navy, Army, Air Force).

  • Department of Navy (DON)
    Completion of the CITI Training Module for "DON-Supported Extramural Performers" is required for those described in the DON guidance. Extramural performers are to complete this initial training and are encouraged to complete a "refresher" course every three years.
  • Other military branches (e.g. Army, Air Force)
    Researchers should contact the program officer for specific information about their respective education requirements and obtain documentation confirming the requirements.
  • Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
    Research under the purview of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) requires annual training on the protection of human research subjects for all investigators and research staff directly involved in human subjects research. This office has purview over such areas as National Guard and Reserve component affairs; health affairs; training; and personnel requirements and management. More information about this office is available at http://prhome.defense.gov/.

Documentation of training completion is to be submitted to the Human Subjects Division by:

  • Email to hsdtrain@uw.edu in PDF format.
  • Hard copy can be submitted via fax to 206-543-9218.

A copy of the Certification of Training, generated from the Verification & Report page of the HSD website, is to be submitted with IRB application materials (i.e., initial IRB application (including Exempt Status Request, Modification, Status Report), as described in the Policy & Procedure: "Training for Researchers, Research Staff, and Consultants in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS)".

Change Notes

  • Noted 02/24/2011 @ 05:59pm
    Keyword newly added.
    - selsayed