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Human Subjects (IRB)
The University of Wisconsin‐Madison is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating as subjects in its research. All human subjects research conducted under the auspices of the University is evaluated by an institutional review board (IRB). All University of Wisconsin‐Madison “personnel engaged in human subjects research,” including students, must complete one of three training courses through the University of Wisconsin‐Madison Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):
- Human Subjects (HS) Protection for Education (ED), Social & Behavioral Science (SBS) Researchers (if you are listed only on protocols reviewed by the ED IRB or SBS IRB)
- Human Subjects Protection for Biomedical Researchers (if you are listed only on protocols reviewed by the HS IRB or Minimal Risk (MR) IRB)
- Combined Course ‐ Human Subjects Protection for Biomedical, Education, Social & Behavioral Science Researchers (if you are listed on protocols reviewed by the HS IRB or MR IRB and the ED IRB or SBS IRB)
More information is available at the Frequently Asked Questions about Human Subjects Training.
If you have any questions about your role in research as a student/trainee, discuss this requirement with your supervisor.
Health Information Privacy Training (HIPAA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to protecting the privacy and security of health information, as mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All Waisman Center trainees are required to complete an annual HIPAA training in compliance with University policy. As a trainee, you will receive an email from Learn@UW with instructions on how to complete the HIPAA training. You are required to complete the training within five days of receiving the email. If you have questions, please contact Amy Whitehead, the Waisman Center Privacy Coordinator.