PRIM&R is proud to offer Investigator 101, a CD-ROM based on the successful IRB 101sm educational program for investigators. Developed in 2001 and still relevant to today’s research landscape, this CD-ROM is divided into convenient ten-minute modules and reviews the history and ethics of human subject research as well as the top ten responsibilities of investigators.
Jeff Cooper, MD, and Ada Sue Selwitz, MA, two leaders in the fields of research ethics and the regulation of research, designed this course on CD-ROM so that research staff and investigators can easily and effectively learn the ethical and legal issues related to the conduct of research with human subjects.
How can I get a copy of Investigator 101?
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) distributes the Investigator 101 CD-ROM to entities that hold an approved Department of Health and Human Services Assurance (FWA or MPA). Please contact OHRP at 301.496.7005 for more information.
Entities without Federal-wide Assurances (FWA) can order the Investigator 101 CD-ROM through PRIM&R. Organizations that are non-FWA non-profits can purchase a master copy of the CD-ROM for $1,200 per copy. Non-FWA for-profits can purchase a master copy for $3,000 per copy.
Is Continuing Medical Education (CME) available?
Please note that CME credits are no longer available for this program. However, those seeking CME may watch the CD-ROM, complete the post-test exam, and send the test to PRIM&R for scoring. Please send the test, with your contact information, to: PRIM&R, Attn: Investigator 101, 126 Brookline Avenue, Suite 202, Boston, MA 02215. PRIM&R will then score the exam and send a certificate of completion to those who achieve a score of 70 percent or higher. The certificate of completion may then be used to apply for Category 2 CME credit. See page 10 of the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award and credit system handbook for more information about Category 2 credit. Please see below for more information about the certificate of completion.
How can I obtain a certificate of completion?
PRIM&R will produce a certificate of completion for those seeking documentation in order to apply for professional credentialing. To receive this certificate, please watch the CD-ROM, complete the post-test exam, and send the test to PRIM&R for scoring. Please send the test, with your contact information, to: PRIM&R, Attn: Investigator 101, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 720, Boston, MA, 02116. PRIM&R will score the exam and send a certificate of completion to those who achieve a score of 70 percent or higher. Please allow for up to four weeks for the certificate to be processed.
Please contact us via email or telephone at 617.423.4112, ext. 0. Thank you!