The Learning Management System (LMS) is a registration and course delivery tool for enhancing research compliance. This web-based tool is intended for educating investigators and research staff on research ethics, policy and procedure. The courses are offered through a variety of presentation mediums and are followed by a brief quiz. A certificate is available upon successful completion of each course. Please feel free to register and complete any of the courses offered through the LMS. An asterisk in the course catalog indicates courses required for the UIC research community.
Research at UIC must meet the highest ethical and educational standards. However, UIC is not responsible for fulfilling the requirements of other institutions. Credit for these courses is only offered to UIC faculty, staff, and students to fulfill UIC's Human Subjects Protections Program requirements. For users outside of the UIC research community, please follow your institution's requirements for research ethics and compliance.
Human Subjects Protections
All UIC Investigators and key research personnel are required to meet the initial training requirements in human subjects protections before their involvement in the research. Continuing education requirements need to be met for ongoing participation in research at UIC, and HIPAA research training is required for investigators and key research personnel who are involved in research utilizing protected health information (PHI).
- All investigators and key research personnel (including co-investigators and all others that are individually listed on an NIH grant application) must complete the initial education requirement prior to submitting new research protocols for IRB review.
- If principal investigators or faculty sponsors have not completed the initial education requirement, the new research protocol will not be accepted for review.
- Participation of the co-investigator or key research personnel in the conduct of the research is prohibited until they have met the initial education requirements.
Health Information Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Compliance with Privacy Rule requirements for research projects became effective April 14, 2003. The rule requires that each institution "train all members of its workforce on the policies and procedures with respect to protected health information required by this subpart, as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to carry out their function within the covered entity." This education requirement applies to investigators and research staff (research coordinators, research assistants and other key research personnel) who (a) are conducting human subjects research, (b) are conducting research that involves protected health information, and (c) are also within the covered entity. At this time, the covered entity is principally limited to the six health sciences colleges and other elements of the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMC).
Continuing Education in Human Subject Protections
All UIC investigators and key research personnel involved in human subjects research must complete a minimum of two hours of continuing education in human subjects protection every two years. Investigators and key research personnel must be up to date with the continuing education requirements by January 1, 2007, in order to be eligible to submit research protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
For New Faculty and Staff
New faculty and staff should try to complete the initial training requirements and HIPAA training before they begin employment at UIC. The initial training is required prior to involvement in research and the UIC HIPAA training is required within the first three (3) months of employment.
Key Research Personnel
Key research personnel include all persons who will have a significant role in the design or conduct of the research, and includes at a minimum all Principal Investigators and Co- Investigators, and any individuals who are individually named on a grant or contract application, who are listed on an FDA form 1572 (for the conduct of the research at UIC), who are named as contact persons in the informed consent documents or recruitment materials for research, or who provide supervision of the persons who are obtaining informed consent to participate in research.
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