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January 7, 2019

New Common Rule Updates Released in Protecting Human Research Participants Online Training

Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) Online Training is now updated to reflect the revised 2018 Common Rule regulations which take effect January 21, 2019. The 2018 Common Rule governs human subjects research supported and conducted by 20 federal agencies.

The revised regulations strengthen protections for people who volunteer to participate in research and allow for more flexibility to keep pace with today’s dynamic research environment while reducing unnecessary administrative burden, especially for low-risk research.

“It is critical that all those involved in the conduct of human subjects research understand their responsibilities in light of the revised regulations,” said PHRP Online Training Consultant Dr. Ann Hardy.

PHRP provides affordable and accessible training to ensure ethical, safe, and compliant practices whenever research is being conducted with human participants. The training includes up-to-date content, case studies and interactive exercises and quizzes to help learners achieve a solid foundation of knowledge about the revised human subjects regulations and associated policies.

Learners who successfully pass the course earn a personalized certificate of completion and optional Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit through Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The online training is available in both English and Spanish. In addition, those who complete the course have access to two summary tables on key regulatory changes that can serve as handy reference documents.

PHRP contains seven modules with associated quizzes and takes approximately three hours to complete. The training can be adapted and customized to meet specific organizational requirements such as group licenses, organizational access and customized branding.

PHRP is a product of PHRP Online Training, Inc., in association with Dr. Ann Hardy and Dr. Sherry Mills, who each have more than 30 years’ experience in the private sector and federal service, including work for the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Susan Cort

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