All key personnel involved in human subjects research must complete protection of human subjects training.
UNMC does NOT accept NIH or another training program for UNMC employees. CITI is the only training course accepted for UNMC employees.
Individuals not officially affiliated with the Medical Center must document training. SPA needs the date and documentation from their campuses. NIH training accepted by other campuses will be considered adequate for non-UNMC employees.
In complex projects that involve human subjects (e.g. P01's), the PI as well as the personnel directly involved in human subjects research must be trained. When projects involve human subjects, PIs must be trained –whether or not they work directly with human subject research– because of their role in overseeing project data.
UNMC SPA prepares a cover letter that names the key personnel, their role, the completion date and describes the UNMC course.
For non-UNMC employees, UNMC will add "off site training accepted" beside the completion date.
Typically, letters documenting human subject training are requested by NIH before an award is issued, in keeping with just in time procedures. With non-competitive continuations, this information can be included with the progress report.