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Required Training for Human Researchers

BMC and Boston University Medical Campus require that all researchers involved in human research must receive formal training. Depending on the type of research you conduct, there are several levels of required training.

  • Human Subjects Protection training – Required for all individuals involved in human subject research studies (exempt and non-exempt) who have contact with subjects or their identifiable data.  
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training – Required for all individuals involved in the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Sponsor-Investigator training – Required for Principal Investigators who are also taking on the role of Sponsor for an FDA-regulated drug or device study. A sponsor holds the IND or IDE.

There are many more educational opportunities in human research.  Please click here for more information. 

For investigators on research projects funded by a Public Health Service agency, Conflict of Interest training is also required. Additional information may be found here for BMC and here for BU.