Training

Introduction | Approved Training Courses | Continuing Education | Training Participants | Financial Conflicts of Interest

Introduction

Human subject protections training is required 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. Check our training report to see if we have your training on file.

Approved Training Courses

Researchers may complete a human subject protections training course through their home institution, or through the National Institutes for Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research and provide the a copy of the certificate of completion to the WSIRB.

Alternatively, WSIRB staff recommend the web-based human subject protections training provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Please register under Washington State Government Agencies. When we receive your completion certificate from CITI, your name will be entered into our database of Washington State Agency Training Participants.

Continuing Education

While continuing education is not required, we recommend refreshing your training periodically.

DSHS Staff only - Financial Conflicts of Interest Training

DSHS staff who have any responsibility in the design, conduct or reporting of research funded by the U.S. Public Health Service are required to take financial conflict of interest training (See DSHS Administrative Policy No. 12.07). Web-based financial conflicts of interest training is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Please register under Washington State Government Agencies. When the training coordinator has been notified of successful training completion, your name will be posted in our listing of DSHS Training Participants.

Please contact Review staff if you have any questions.