CARAS requires that investigators and supporting staff directly involved in human subjects research to be trained in applicable ethical standards and regulatory requirements. Certification of training must be provided with the initial application. 

Human research protections training is typically accomplished through an established on-line training program.  Many academic and research institutions subscribe to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), which offers Human Subjects Research training for investigators and research staff conducting biomedical and social-behavioral-educational research. Another on-line training program that will fulfill CARAS requirements is the Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) program. Please contact CARAS to discuss alternative ways to fulfill the training requirement.


Training for CARAS reviewed human subjects research must be renewed every two years, based on the completion date of the training certificate. 

Resources:

CITI Program: https://about.citiprogram.org/en/series/human-subjects-research-hsr/

PHRP Program: https://phrptraining.com

Please contact the CARAS HRPP office if you have any questions regarding human subjects protection training: hrpp@carasresearch.org