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HRPP Training

Training for individuals doing human subjects research is determined by the type of research proposed and the reviewing IRB. Below are links to trainings that are required and recommended for Health Sciences and Education and Social/Behavioral research.

The PI Portal provides a comprehensive list of all trainings for PIs and all staff on protocols. Current training can also be checked via the VCRGE Research Certification Look-Up.

Human Subjects Protections Training

Who has to take it?

  • Investigators
  • Research staff who interact with subjects
  • Research staff who do not interact with subjects
  • External personnel for which a UW-Madison IRB is IRB of record


Good Clinical Practice Training

Who has to take it?

If the study is FDA-regulated or meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial: 

  • Investigators
  • Research staff who interact with subjects
  • External personnel who interact with subjects and for which a UW-Madison IRB is the IRB of record

*Human Subjects Training Snapshot in ARROW will indicate when Good Clinical Practice training is required.


HIPAA Privacy and Research Training

Who has to take it?

*See the HIPAA link for more details.

Basics of Conducting Clinical Research at UW 

This course builds off of Human Subjects Protections 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.

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.

PREP: Professional Research Education Program and video trainings

PREP is a series of in-person training opportunities developed to prepare UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students to conduct safe and compliant human subjects research. Training topics cover a wide range of areas and new topics are continually developed to keep meeting the needs of research staff. Use the above links to register for upcoming courses or to view videos of previous presentations.