Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


Introduction | Approved Education and Training Courses | Continuing Education | List of Training Participants | Financial conflict

Introduction

Human subject protections training is required every three years for:

  • Investigators and Co-Investigators
  • All research staff who have contact with human subjects or identifiable records
  • WSIRB Members
  • WSIRB Staff

Initial or continuing study approval cannot be granted until the training coordinator receives confirmation that the required training has been successfully completed by the investigator and co-investigator. Other research staff may not have contact with human subjects or identifiable records until training has been successfully completed. HIPAA, Good Clinical Practice, and Responsible Conduct of Research courses are not accepted in lieu of human subject protections training.

Approved Training Courses

Researchers may complete a human subject protections training course through their home institution and provide the Training Coordinator a copy of the certificate of completion.

Alternatively, WSIRB staff recommend the web-based human subject protections training provided by CITI. Please register under Washington State Government Agencies. When the training coordinator has been notified of successful training completion, your name will be posted on the Washington State Agency List of Training Participants.

Continuing Education Requirements

Investigators and co-investigators conducting research are required to update their human subject protections training every three years. HIPAA, Good Clinical Practice, and Responsible Conduct of Research courses are not accepted in lieu of human subject protections training.

To fulfill the re-training requirements, WSIRB staff recommend the web-based human subject protections REFRESHER training provided by CITI. Please register under Washington State Government Agencies.

Researchers may also successfully complete an additional human subject protections training course through their home institution and provide the Training Coordinator with a copy of the certificate of completion.

DSHS Staff only - Financial Conflict of Interest Training

DSHS research staff are required to take the following financial conflict of interest training.  Please complete the training module, sign the attestation form, and send the attestation to HRRS staff at MS: 45205.  Please contact Review staff if you have any questions.