Table 2.

Human Subject Protection Training Resources

TitleWebsite URLFormatComments
National Institutes of Health policy statement on “Required Education in the Protection of Human Research Participants” the policy for key personnel education in the protection of human subjects
Protecting Human Research Participantshttp://phrp.nihtraining.comOnlineFree
Clinical Research Training Online Course for Principal Investigators; required for NIH personnel or non-NIH research staff involved in NIH clinical contract projects
Collaborative IRB Training Initiativehttp://www.citiprogram.orgOnlineFree to learners; institutions are charged a fee for use by their faculty/staff. The modules are updated to provide the latest regulatory information and guidance. The AAFP NRN has selected coursework modules for community practice staff; other institutions can contact CITI to do the same, but these must be approved by their own IRB.
Institutionally-based coursesIRB websites contain information about required training for research personnelOnline, lecture, paperBecause of the resources required to continuously update their courses, many institutions are subscribing to the CITI HSP training modules.
Protecting Study Volunteers by CM Dunn & G. Chadwick; an exam is provided with each manual and is available online.Not geared toward busy community providers (7.5 hours of CME or 9.0 nursing contact hours)