About Human Subjects Research Training (HSRT):
HSRT offers foundational training on the United States federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. This training includes the Belmont Report principles, which frame the federal revised Common Rule, and associated laws, policies, and guidance. HSRT was created by the Learn eCORE Founders who have extensive experience in human subjects research, and authored the popular former NIH course on this topic. The HSRT course was independently vetted by experts in regulatory compliance and IRB certification processes. Completion of HSRT satisfies the educational requirements of federal funders and for IRB certification.
HSRT is organized into five (5) modules. The first two provide context while the other three use the Belmont Report principles to delve into more detail:
1) History of human subjects’ protection
2) The associated regulations, and the Belmont Report principles
3) Respect for persons
HSRT reinforces learning through interactive exercises and realistic case studies, primarily drawn from biomedical human subjects research. Those involved primarily in social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) and who need human subjects research training, for IRB certification and other reasons, should consider taking the HSRT SBER course, which is geared towards this type of human subjects research.
Who is it for?
HSRT was developed to meet the training needs of a breadth of professionals involved in clinical human subjects research, including:
Those involved in the design and conduct of research like investigators, sponsors, research team leaders and members, clinical research associates, faculty, pre-and post-doctoral fellows, and students
Those involved in research oversight and administrations like: IRB and other ethics board administrators, IRB members, and others involved in IRB certification of research, research compliance staff, and study monitors
Those who teach about human subjects research compliance or research ethics as defined by the Belmont Report principles and their students. Learn eCORE also offers a companion Faculty Guide for HSRT as an aid for those using the course in teaching.
Key Features and Benefits of HSRT
- HSRT was developed by the experienced Learn eCORE Founders and was independently vetted by experts in human subjects research and IRB Certification processes.
- The content is accurate, up-to-date, and relevant to clinical human subjects research.
- Each training module has clear learning objectives.
- The presentation of key historical events in human subjects protection provides a clear context for the training.
- The course framework is built on the Belmont Report Principles to promote the understanding of complex regulatory requirements
- Includes 15 realistic case studies so learners can practice applying the Belmont Report principles and associated regulations in common research scenarios such as participant recruitment and IRB certification procedures.
- Available in English, Spanish, and French at no additional cost.
- Take the course at your pace with a full year of course access
- Provides a dated and personalized downloadable certificate upon course completion.
- Get more for your investment. In addition to excellent research compliance training, Learn eCORE provides learners access to useful research resources and general professional skills training, at no additional cost.
- Competitively priced for both individuals and groups with affordable and flexible pricing plans.
- Optional professional continuing education credits offered for many healthcare disciplines.