Training and Educational Resources 

The HRPP office has developed and oversees many Human Subject Research educational opportunities. 

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  Human Research Professionals Monthly Meeting

This monthly program focuses on educating research faculty and staff on current research processes or new developments within MCW and Froedtert. The presentation is generally held on the last Tuesday of the month. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. A beverage and dessert are provided.

Beginning January 2014 registration for this and all other Human Research Protection Grand Rounds course presentations must be filed in EthosCE.

  • If you previously created your EthosCE profile and registered for the Human Research Protection Grand Rounds course no additional registration is necessary.
  • If you have not created your EthosCE profile or registered for the Human Research Protection Grand Rounds course in EthosCE please create your EthosCE profile now and register for the Human Research Protection Grand Rounds course.

Next Human Research Professionals Meeting

Date: March 29, 2016
Place: Alumni Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - Noon: Announcements & Seating
noon - 1 p.m.: Program




CME credit: 1.5 credit

Questions? Send an e-mail to Connie Byrne.

Everyone interested in the review or conduct of research is welcome.

Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Program ID: 14075

Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.5 contact hour of continuing education for allied health professionals.

Psychology CE Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Upcoming Human Research Professionals Meeting
Date: May 24, 2016

  Human Research Series Modules A, B and C

The Human Research Series is intended for MCW employees whose job responsibilities include any aspect of human research, are optional modules that can be taken in any order. Individuals are welcome to choose which modules to attend, according to their job needs.

There are currently three modules held quarterly on a rotating monthly basis, lasting 90 minutes each:

  • Module A - IRB Processes
  • Module B - Research Banks at MCW & Froedtert Hospital
  • Module C - Conducting Human Research at Froedtert Hospital: What You Need to Know

Sessions are typically small in size, allowing time for questions, interaction and networking.

View more information on our Human Research Series here

  IRB Lunch & Learn

The IRB Lunch & Learn meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of every month, from noon - 1 p.m. in the MACC Fund building meeting room 3075.

Several IRB staff members will be available on a walk-in basis to help you with the IRB review process. The first 20 minutes will be devoted to brief presentations on issues of general interest; the remaining 40 minutes is your time for questions and direct assistance.

Register here

  MCW Certification Program (CITI)

In 2004 MCW announced the requirement to all individuals involved in the design, conduct or review of human subjects research to have been certified under a new educational program. The program requirements include reading the Belmont Report and key MCW research documents and policies, completing the required modules of the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Program, maintaining CITI certification and additional annual educational requirements.

View more MCW Certification Program (CITI) information

  Core Education: Boot Camp

The purpose of this educational event is to provide resources to the human research team member in the coordinator role that will expedite his/her ability to perform his/her job responsibilities in a manner consistent with federal requirements and guidance and other applicable policy.   The focus of this course is the very basic day to day functions of conducting research with an emphasis on providing practical information and tools that can be used immediately.

Human Research Team members including: Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants, Research Nurses, and other individuals responsible for the conduct of human research protocols.  Course content is geared toward those with limited experience in their roles.  Experienced human research team members seeking to broaden their knowledge base and acquire additional human research management skills are welcome.

View more information on Core Education: Boot Camp here

  Registration for Department of Defense Online Module

The Department of Defense (DOD) module must be successfully completed by all research staff (investigator and research staff) involved in the conduct of human subject research supported by the DOD including its components (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or recruiting DOD personnel).  This includes human subject research that is funded by DOD or one of its components and/or recruits from the DOD or a DOD component through a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or other arrangement. 

Successful completion of the module includes completing the quiz with a passing score of 80% or higher.

Register here

  Registration for Research Banks at MCW and Froedtert Hospital Online Module

IRB training is required for personnel involved in the development and/or maintenance of a local bank/repository established for the purpose of future research.  Individuals who have access to the local bank/repository database, obtain informed consent for banking of data or specimens in the local bank or have record keeping or other administrative responsibility for the local bank must complete the in-person or online training.  The in-person training is offered approximately every 3 months; the online module is available for those who cannot attend the in-person training.  Successful completion of this module includes completing the quiz with a passing score of 80% or greater.

Register here

  IRB Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our IRB FAQ page for an archive of questions that have been answered for investigators and study teams. Topics included HIPAA, FWA, Exempt projects, Informed Consent, etc.

  Informed Consent Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Quality Improvement Program FAQ page for an archive of questions that have been answered for investigators and study teams on the subject of informed consent.

Registration Form:

Department of Defense Online Module, and

Research Banks at MCW and Froedtert Hospital Online Module


Online Module*
First Name*
Last Name*


Phone Number*
Position Title
Institution if not MCW

* Required fields

Questions regarding these online modules, contact Kate Gaudreau

HRPP Contact Information

Phone: (414) 955-8422

Fax: (414) 955-6575


Location:  MFRC 3040
MACC Fund Research Center

Office of Research
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI  53226-0509

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