UCSD Human Research Protections Program


The UCSD HRPP program provides a variety of training opportunities to enable researchers to better understand the issues and regulations relevant to research involving human participants.

Included training opportunities

One-on-one Advising Sessions
These sessions are designed to have HRPP staff provide one-on-one guidance for investigators, study staff and students conducting research involving human subjects regarding specific questions about the UCSD Research Plan and consent documentation. A limited number of these 15-minute sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, and to secure an appointment for one of these sessions, please contact the HRPP Office at 858-246-HRPP (858-246-4777) .
CITI training
Effective October 1, 2009, the UCSD IRBs now require completion of the appropriate CITI training module regarding the protection of human subjects in research. The CITI home page is at http://www.citiprogram.org/ . More information about CITI training and UCSD IRB requirements can be found here .

In addition, though not an IRB/HRPP issue, per NIH Policy, ďall NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), consistent with principles of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) ER (R2).1.Ē The CITI Program offers several GCP courses that fulfill the NIH policy for GCP training requirement. CITI Programís GCP modules that reference ICH E6 were revised January 2017 to reflect the Integrated Addendum to ICH E6 (R1): Guideline for Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2) updated guideline. More information about CITI GCP training can be found here .
Online training
Research Aspects of HIPAA
Group classes
These classes are available for departments, divisions, and centers.
Call the HRPP office at 858-246-HRPP (858-246-4777) schedule a class for your group.
Contact the Human Research Protections Program Office