Training for Human Subjects Research

Depending on the nature of your research and funding, the IRB may require you to complete training on certain topics.

622x350In-class education sessions on human subjects protections and responsible conduct of research can be scheduled by request. Contact oprs@usc.edu or (213) 821-1154 to arrange an education session.

For additional educational  resources, see the In this section menu to the right.

Human Subjects Protections Training

  • All key personnel participating in an IRB reviewed study involving human subjects must complete Human Subjects training.
  • This requirement can be satisfied by completing a CITI online training course.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • As of January 1, 2010 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is required for all USC PIs and Key Personnel conducting Full Board clinical trial research. A study will NOT be approved until the training requirement is met.
  • This requirement can be fulfilled by completing a CITI online training course.
    Announcement of GCP Requirement

HIPAA Training

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (aka “Privacy Rule”) requires all faculty, staff and other USC employees, as well as students, volunteers, agents and certain other individuals who have access to patient health information through USC providers to complete a course on “protected health information”. Click here to read more about the Privacy Rule.
  • This requirement can be satisfied by completing the USC HIPAA Training Course

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

  • All students (undergraduates/graduate students) and postdoctoral scholars serving on studies funded by the National Science Foundation are required to complete a course on the Responsible Conduct of Research. Some NIH programs also require RCR training. Click here for additional RCR education resources.
  • This requirement can be satisfied by completing a CITI online training course.

Conflict of Interest Training

  •  COI training is required for all USC investigators supported by HHS funding. For more information visit here.
  • This requirement can be satisfied by completing a CITI online training course.