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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


Training Requirements

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):

    NIH Senior/key personnel should have a basic training. Refreshers are not required.
    Department of Defense Researchers should have a basic training and renew annually.
    Veterans Affairs Researchers should have a basic training and renew their training every two years.
    King County Public Health Researchers should have a basic training and renew annually.

    Please check with your funding agency or collaborating institution to confirm requirements.

    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.

    HSD does not track trainings in Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research, or HIPAA.