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Human Subjects Division (HSD)

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New Policy, Procedure, & Guidance: PHRS Training Requirements & Reporting

May 27, 2011 at 8:20am

New policy and procedure are available regarding "Training for Researchers, Research Staff, and Consultants in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS)."

The Policy states that:

Individuals who are engaged in research that involves human subjects must complete training in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS), according to the requirements of the research sponsor.  Sponsors with mandatory training requirements include: the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DoD) and its components, and other funding agencies and organizations as described in the grant requirements and/or award.  In addition, the UW Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Human Subjects Division (HSD) may require researchers to complete PHRS training in response 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 Procedure below. 

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

The Procedure provides detailed information and instructions regarding:

  1. Training Requirements in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (PHRS)
  2. Reporting Completion of PHRS Training to the Human Subjects Division (HSD)
  3. Reporting Completion of PHRS Training to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Sponsors or Collaborating Institutions.

The Guidance on NIH Senior/Key Personnel & Other Significant Contributors provides definitions and guidance, as these terms are related to PHRS training requirements.

Please direct any questions about these new PPGs to hsdtrain@uw.edu.