(Previous discussion continued)
Re: Human Subjects Education II Barbara LoDico 14 Sep 2000 13:52 EST

Re: Human Subjects Education II Barbara LoDico 14 Sep 2000 13:52 EST

At UMDNJ we have implemented a mandatory web based training program for
human subjects protection with a web based test.  This is the first of six
or so modules that will cover all of the research education requirements
from ORI.

At the completion of the HS protection course and test, there is an
automated certificate that is printed out so the investigator can present it
when needed to document their completion of training.  We set the bar at a
minimum of 80% on the test.

Then if anyone needs CME or CEU credits, they fill out an evaluation and
apply for the 3 contact hours and then the Office of Continuing Education
sends them a formal credit form for this part.

Our programers have programmed in a listing of all those who have taken and
passed the course.  If someone fails the course more than twice, then they
will receive remedial help from their dean prior to being allowed to take
the course again.

The course, test, evaluation, issue of certificate of completion for the
course and the CME credit notices are all automatically distributed with
appropriate listings of course completion to those individuals that need to
have that information (ie Deans, IRB Office, Research Office).

Our president notified all of the faculty of this requirement, then followed
up with long on instructions when the training was on-line to emphasize the
importance of this.  Also each faculty was told that this was the only
acceptable training at this institution.

I hope this helps.

P.S. If you want to log on to a summary of the course you can address it at
http://www.umdnj.edu/ and click on research and it is accessable on this
page.

Barbara J. LoDico
IRB Administrator
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
185 So. Orange Ave. MSB C-692
Newark, NJ 07103-2714
Phone: 973-972-3608
Fax:  973-972-3585

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Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 12:45 PM
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Subject: Human Subjects Education II

This was asked before, and I didn't see many answers.  We're trying to set
our policy practice now.  Therefore, I offer this survey.  If you respond
to the list OR directly to me, I'll collate the answers and post back to
the list about Tuesday.  Promise!

1)  Does anyone have a system of human subjects education that necessarily
catches everyone involved in human subjects research, and plans to send a
central form letter to that effect with each proposal?  (We'd hoped to do
this, but our documented education may not be broad enough; some colleagues
had hoped for such a simple and transparent system.)

2)  Does anyone have a system of human subjects education that provides the
individual with certification of completion/passing, and plans to require
PI's to collect copies and include in proposals?  (We may do this; a couple
of other places have indicated they would.)  If so, will there be any
central office review of completeness, i.e., inclusion for each named key
investigator?

3)  Who is going to leave it completely in the hands of the investigators
to describe their human subjects education?  (Maybe the easiest for
institutions with few NIH proposals.)

4)  Who is going to set up a central documentation system and write a
central letter that certifies for each key investigator on a proposal?

5)  Any other plans?

Chuck
Herbert B. Chermside, CRA
Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Virginia Commonwealth University
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