OHRP offers this comprehensive training on human research protections based on the requirements of the revised Common Rule (or 2018 Requirements). A printable completion certificate is available at the conclusion of each lesson. Note that OHRP does not collect information about who accesses or completes this training.
For NIH-funded human subjects research, investigators and key personnel must fulfill the protection of human subjects education requirement. This can be achieved by completing OHRP’s Human Research Protection Training. Please review NIH’s “Educational Requirement” for additional information.
When HHS Regulations Apply (Lesson 1)
This lesson introduces human research protections, the Common Rule, and the offices and agencies that oversee human subjects research. It takes approximately 35 min to complete.
What is Human Subjects Research (Lesson 2)
This lesson details how the Common Rule regulations define “research” and “human subjects” and explains what it means to be exempt from the Common Rule regulatory requirements. It takes approximately 1 hr and 35 min to complete.
IRB Review of Research (Lesson 4)
This lesson describes the regulatory requirements for IRB review and the criteria for IRB review and approval under the Common Rule. It takes approximately 1 hr and 40 min to complete.
Institutional Oversight of Human Research (Lesson 5)
This lesson explains the requirements for research institutions and IRBs for ensuring regulatory compliance and oversight of research to protect human participants. It takes approximately 45 min to complete.