Education and Training
New Education Series
The Professional Research Education Program (PREP) was developed to prepare UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students to conduct safe and compliant human subjects research. You can view the PREP events via the OHRD Catalog or the education opportunities list/calendar to the right.
Human Subjects Research Infrastructure
Individuals new to human subjects researcher at UW-Madison can review the Human Subjects Research Infrastructure Guide (PDF). This guide provides a description of the various components of research infrastructure at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It can be used to help determine which training, compliance, and oversight mechanisms at UW apply to your research. The guide can also be referenced when initiating new or more complex types of research.
Required Training: The training matrix below describes some of the minimum training requirements to conduct human subjects research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Follow the links provided for information about the specific trainings. Note: Depending on the type of research being conducted, there may be other applicable training requirements. Please review the Research Infrastructure presentation above to see how your research may trigger additional training requirements.
|Investigators||Research Staff that interact with subjects||Research Staff that do not interact with subjects|
|Human Subjects Protections training||YES||YES||YES|
|Good Clinical Practice training||YES (if FDA-regulated*)||YES (if FDA-regulated*)||NO|
|HIPAA Privacy and Research training||Check HIPAA Link||Check HIPAA Link||Check HIPAA Link|
*Human Subjects Training Snapshot in ARROW will indicate when Good Clinical Practice training is required.
Current training can be checked via the VCRGE Research Certification Look-Up or the PI Portal.
Optional Training: The table below is a collection of general trainings that touch on many aspects of the human subjects research process. Target audience is merely suggestive.
Target audience key: A = FDA regulated research; B = Non-FDA regulated biomedical research; C = Education/Social/Behavioral Research
|A, B||Basics of Conducting Clinical Research at UW Health||This course builds off of HSP and GCP courses provided through CITI. Though it was developed specifically to address clinical research within the UW health environment, most content is applicable to all clinical research.|
|A, B, C||Office of Research Integrity: The Research Clinic||Interactive role-playing video. IRB Chair, PI, and Coordinator scenarios are appropriate for clinical researchers. Research assistant scenario is appropriate for social and behavioral researchers.|
Additional Resources to Conduct High-Quality Research
High quality research starts with the proper training. The tables below present the most common resources, organized by the stage of the study and topic, that supplement the trainings listed above.
Pre-Study / Study Initiation
The first step is the development of a plan to conduct the research. In addition to the IRB application, this plan could include creation of documents such as the protocol, the consent form(s), study data collection instruments, and instructions (e.g. standard operating procedures).
The next step is conducting the study as approved, periodically re-assessing and making changes when needed.
The final step is initiating the IRB closure process and ensuring proper retention of study records.
|Topic||Campus Policy||ED/SBS IRB Guidance||HS/MR Guidance||Other Links|
|Study Closure||HRPP Policy on Study Closure||Post Project Procedures & Data Retention Guidance
End of a Study Guidance
|Protocol Closure Guidance
How to Close Studies
|Lab Close-Out Checklist|
|Data Retention||Campus Policy on Data Stewardship, Access, and Retention||Post Project Procedures & Data Retention Guidance||Protocol Closure Guidance||UW Archives and Record Management|