Other Human Subjects Education and Training


In addition to the IRBMED offerings, UM offers other research education opportunities. There are non-UM education/training available as well.


UM requires this web-based Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) be completed by anyone engaged in or associated with human subjects research. Key personnel--principal investigators, co-investigators, faculty advisors, study coordinators, and project managers--must complete PEERRs before the IRB can approve a study. Responsibility for assuring all others complete PEERRS falls to the principal investigator. For more information, visit the PEERRS Website.

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Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)

The Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research Education Program offers clinical research educational opportunities and resources to faculty and staff within UM. For more information, visit the MICHR Website.

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HIPAA Training for UM Researchers

The UM Health System offers a web based training module for those conducting research that involves Protected Health Information (PHI). For more information, visit the HIPAA Website.

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The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) is a service and research unit of UM, administratively located in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Its staff provides statistical services to faculty, primary researchers, graduate students and staff of the University. To learn more about educational opportunities about statistical analysis in biomedical and behavioral research, visit the CSCAR Website.

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Investigator 101

This two-part program provides basic information on the topics of ethics in research and investigator compliance with federal regulations. Part 1 presents the history of research ethics and key ethical issues are explored in terms of application to research design and study execution. Regulatory compliance topics as they apply to investigators are presented in Part 2. Examined is the IRB approval process, obtaining informed consent, continuing review and proper study documentation and record retention practices. It can be viewed online at: http://tnemcirb.tufts.edu/?pid=57. You can also sign out a copy of the computer CD "Investigator 101" by emailing the IRBMED office.

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OHRP Educational Activities and Materials

OHRP provide educational videos on a variety of topics regarding the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations for the protection of human subjects of research described at 45 CFR 46.  Each video is approximately 20-25 minutes in length.

Currently Available Videos:

If you have technical difficulties with viewing the videos, please see:  http://videocast.nih.gov/faq/#topic4. For more information, please see: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/education/.

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Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)

This nationally recognized web course provides advanced educational modules that supplement those in PEERRS. A certificate issued upon completion of each module. The courses are free, but there is a charge to obtain Continuing Education Credits if you want/need them. For more information, visit the CITI Website.

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