Mount Carmel holds a Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) allowing local review of human research. As a part of the assurance, Mount Carmel agrees to formal training and continued training of researchers working with human subjects. As you may be aware, training is a critical national priority for researchers, IRBs, IRB administrators, and Authorized Institutional Officials. Ongoing education and training in the protection of human subjects is a federal requirement. Enhanced oversight, new requirements, and recent guidance provided by the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) have required actions to strengthen human research protections.
Mount Carmel is implementing new training and education requirements for all individuals (including IRB members) who participate in the conduct of research using human subjects.
The new training requirement is the Protecting Human Research Participants Course through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research.
The course consists of seven sections and four quizzes, totaling 21 questions. The entire course is available in PDF format for printing. It takes approximately three hours to complete the course. Upon completion, you will be provided with a completion certificate. A copy of this certificate must be emailed, mailed or faxed to the Office of Research Affairs.
To access the Protecting Human Research Participants Course, to go http://phrp.nihtraining.com and register. There are no fees for taking this course.