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Human Subjects Division (HSD)

Training

Training Requirements

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

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 or research staff 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 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.