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Human Research Protection Program

Training and Education

The Medical College of Wisconsin requires all individuals involved in the design, conduct or analysis of human subject research to have current Human Subject Research Protections training via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. Current banking training is required for individuals involved in the design, conduct or management of a local MCW/FH/BCW bank. Current Department of Defense training is required for those involved in the design, conduct or analysis of a human subject research project funded or supported by the Department of Defense. 

Human Subject Research Protections training

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Purpose

The purpose of MCW's Human Subject Research Protections (HSRP) training is threefold:

  • Responsible Conduct in Research - to assure a thorough and universal foundation in the ethical and legal principles guiding human participant research.
  • Scientific Integrity - to enhance the awareness of, and sensitivity to research integrity issues such as conflict of interest.
  • Public Duty - to demonstrate to our study volunteers, the community, and research sponsors that we have the training and expertise necessary to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

Human Subject Research Protections Training Requirements

The MCW Human Subject Research Protections training requirements include:

  • Completion of CITI training - Individuals should complete the applicable learner groups within CITI & maintaining on-going CITI certification. Within the learner group modules, individuals will be asked to:
    • Read the Belmont Report; and
    • Review MCW/FH human subject research policies (corporate, IRB, and departmental) and key research documents
  • Individuals are responsible to maintain their HSRP training records and keep them current during their tenure in conducting research. Completion information can be accessed via eBridge, under Researcher Profiles.
  • Additional Human Subject Research Protection training is required each year for investigators and coordinators. This additional on-going training must be tracked, maintained by the investigator or coordinators and available for inspection.
    • MCW investigators and coordinators must obtain three hours of human subject protection education annually.
    • Non MCW members of the research team must obtain one hour of human subject protection education annually.

MCW Certification Program (CITI)


Banking Training

Banking training is required for those individuals involved in the design, conduct or management of a local MCW/FH/BCW bank.

A local MCW/FH/BCW bank is a bank/repository established for the purpose of future research.

IRB banking trained is required for 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.

Banking training can be completed either by attending the in-person presentation 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. The training is valid for three years.


Register for Banking Training

Department of Defense Training Requirement

The Department of Defense (DOD) module must be successfully completed by all research staff (investigator and research staff) involved in the design, conduct, or analysis 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 the DoD or a DoD component, and/or recruits from the DOD or a DOD component through a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or other arrangement,
  • using property, facilities, or assets of a DoD component, or
  • involving military or civilian personnel from a DoD component.

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

Register for Department of Defense training

Educational Offerings

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Human Subject Research Grand Rounds - Human Research Professional Meetings

This bi-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 every other month. Information regarding the upcoming presentation is posted on the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) website and distributed via email.

  • Everyone interested in the review or conduct of research is welcome.
  • Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.
  • A beverage and dessert are provided.
  • Registration is encouraged.

Continuing Education Credits

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.

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: 18026

Designation of Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. 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 1.0 contact hour of continuing education for allied health professionals. 

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Human Subject Research  Grand Rounds - Lunch and Learn

The IRB Lunch & Learn meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the MACC Fund building meeting room 3075.

The Lunch and Learn meetings are an opportunity to meet with members of the HRPP/IRB staff and others to learn, review and discuss the practical aspects of human subject research review process.  

Continuing Education Credits

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.

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: 18026

Designation of Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. 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 1.0 contact hour of continuing education for allied health professionals.


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Human Research Connection 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 60 minutes each:

Module A - IRB Processes. This interactive session focuses on the MCW IRB submission process and the use of eBridge for human study submissions. eBridge Human Research Training is a suggested pre-requisite.

Module B - Research Banks at MCW & Froedtert Hospital. This interactive session focuses on elements of banking for human research purposes and includes a review of the MCW IRB policy on banking data and bio specimens and requirements for conducting research with banked data or bio specimens.

Module C - Facilitating Research/Innovative Care at a Froedtert Health Entity. This session provides an opportunity to learn from the Office of Clinical Research and Innovative Care compliance (OCRICC) staff about OCRICC's provided services and requirements for human subject research conducted at a FH entity.

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

Walk ins are welcome, however, a RSVP ensures enough handout copies are made available. For questions, email HSRP Training.


Register for a Human Research Connection Session