PREP: Professional Research Education Program
What is PREP?
The Professional Research Education Program (PREP) was created by a cross-campus working group to support faculty, staff, and students in conducting safe and compliant human subjects research. It consists of ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities for the research community. Sessions are presented by various experts from compliance and related units across campus, with topics stemming from needs assessment surveys and course follow-up surveys sent out to the research community. Topic requests for future courses can also be passed along directly to the working group by members of the human subjects research community.
If you have questions about PREP or would like to receive email updates about upcoming PREP courses, please email Emily Putman-Buehler.
How do I sign up to attend a PREP course?
REGISTER HERE for upcoming PREP courses. While registration is not required to attend, we ask that you still register so we can better plan for presentation spaces and track our progress.
Can I get continuing education credits for participating in PREP courses?
PREP courses may count for continuing education credits needed for various professional certification organizations.
For live webinars or in-person events, the Office of Talent Management (OTM) catalog account will show a transcript verifying your attendance.
When viewing videos of past PREP courses, you can obtain documentation of completion by self-enrolling in the Professional Research Education Program Canvas course. Once you have self-enrolled, click on the presentation you would like to complete, view the video linked there, and complete the brief certification quiz. Documentation of course completion will then be available in the "grades" section of the Canvas course.
What topics has PREP presented in the past?
Since its start in 2018, PREP has given the following presentations, most of which have been video-recorded and can be viewed on the SMPH Video Library (specific videos linked to below):