The following describe the minimal training requirements that must be completed by researchers and research personnel involved in the conduct of human research.
Researchers and research personnel may also be required to complete additional training as noted by their organization, department, and/or unit.
- To become eligible as a principal investigator on a sponsored project at the University, you must be up-to-date on applicable Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements.
- Social-behavioral researchers and study personnel must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course, “Social/Behavioral or Humanist Research Investigators and Key Personnel—Basic Course”
- Biomedical principal investigators, researchers, and study personnel must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course, “Good Clinical Practice and Human Research Protections for Biomedical Study Teams—Basic Course”
- All personnel who participate in the assessment of capacity of adults with absent, diminished, or fluctuating capacity to consent who will be enrolled in research must complete the "Assessing Capacity to Consent to Research" online course.
- Depending on the type of research, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training may be required. The training is available for UMN faculty and staff through the Health Information Privacy & Compliance Office.