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Training Requirements

The UW and HSD do not currently require that researchers complete training related to human subjects protection or submit documentation of training as part of a human subjects application. However, collaborating institutions or funding agencies may require training and researchers may need to provide documentation of this training to other offices. Contact your funding agency or the collaborating institution to confirm their requirements.

NIH (Human Subjects) Senior/key personnel on NIH-funded human subjects research must complete training in human subjects protections. No renewal is required.
More information is available on NIH's website.

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NIH (GCP) Principal Investigators and clinical trial staff who work on new and ongoing NIH-funded clinical trials must complete training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) to be renewed every 3 years.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions.

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NSF Undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral researchers and research trainees must complete training in Responsible Conduct of Research which contains human subjects protection components.

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Department of Defense Researchers should contact the human research protection office of the DOD component to identify any human subjects training requirements and how to fulfill them.

CITI Web-Based Training Access Instructions

To take a course on the CITI website, you must register for an account by creating a user name and password. Your UW NetID and password will not work as login information on the CITI website.

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org and register for an account or log in using the username and password you already created.
  2. Click on "Add a course or update learner groups"
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose one of the top three boxes. If you are not sure which to choose, you can always select "I am registering to take a CITI course for the first time" and that will direct you to the correct course.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose "Research with human subjects" for human subjects protections training or "Clinical Practice" for GCP training.