Completing the Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections will provide those who participate an understanding of the ethical and regulatory basis of human subject protections. The program combines expert advice, real-life examples, and new strategies to enhance understanding of the field and to supplement an individual’s own work experience and related knowledge.
After completing a Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections, recipients will be able to:
Program requirements are flexible to meet an individual’s interests and professional needs. All requirements must be completed within three years of enrollment.
Participation in one of the following:
Participation in eligible programs and webinars that took place two years prior to the participants enrollment date may count toward the completion of the certificate. Participants must be able to provide documentation of attendance.
Participants are responsible for tracking their progress. Once all requirements are completed, participants submit the tracking form with copies of relevant certificates of attendance to PRIM&R.
After successful completion of the requirements has been verified, participants will receive a certificate documenting their accomplishment.
Enrollment in the program is required. Once enrolled, participants will receive a form that can be used to track their progress toward completion of the program requirements. They will also receive regular updates via email about upcoming programs that meet certificate requirements. All requirements must be completed within three years.
The program is free to PRIM&R members. Nonmembers pay a nominal enrollment fee of $49.
The Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections is not a prerequisite to, nor does it count toward, eligibility for the Certified IRB Professional (CIP)® certification. Additionally, some position announcements state a requirement for CIP certification. This certificate DOES NOT fulfill that requirement, nor is it intended to demonstrate the same level of competency. Rather, it demonstrates a basic understanding of human subjects protections.