OHRP offers this comprehensive training for the research community on human research protections based on the requirements of the revised Common Rule (or the 2018 Requirements). A printable completion certificate is available at the conclusion of the lesson so viewers can document completion for their records. Note that OHRP does not collect information about who accesses or completes the training.
For additional training, OHRP also offers compiled lists of helpful resources specific to professional roles. Access these role-based resources on our HRPP Resources page.
For NIH-funded human subjects research, investigators and all 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.
This lesson introduces human research protections, the Common Rule, and the offices and agencies that oversee of human subjects research. It takes approximately 35 min to complete.
This lesson explains how the Common Rule regulations define “research” and “human subjects” and explains what it means to be exempt from the regulations. It takes approximately 1hr and 35 min to complete.
This lesson explains the purpose and membership requirements of Institutional Review Boards, or IRBs. It takes approximately 45 min to complete.