7. What Training do Investigators and Study Staff Need to Conduct Human Research?
All new investigators and study staff must review MMC's Human Research Protection Program Plan as an Investigator at MMC.
Investigators, research coordinators, and any other individuals in contact with subjects and/or human research data are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) human subjects' online training program. Instructions on how to access the CITI site can be found at http://www.mmcri.org/CITI. The training is valid for a 3 year period, after which time a refresher CITI course or additional training must be completed.
All investigators, research coordinators, and any other individuals in contact with research subjects and/or human research data are required to complete the Health Information Privacy and SEQuRity (HIPS) training modules. Instructions on how to access this site can be found http://www.mmcri.org/CITI
Documentation of the CITI and HIPS training is required prior to submission of the IRB Application for Human Subject's Research. To check the training status of an individual(s) or inquire about whether a specific training program qualifies as an acceptable equivalent, contact the administrative support for the IRB 207-396-8240.