Swedish Research Center (SRC) policy requires researchers (investigators, sub-investigators, research staff, study coordinators, and other key study personnel) to be adequately trained in human subjects protection before conducting human subjects research at Swedish. To that end, documentation of completed human subject protection training is a requirement before research can be conducted at Swedish. Additionally, training must be obtained at least once every three years.
Swedish utilizes an internet-based course (CITI) administered by the University of Miami to facilitate human subject protection training. The course can be accessed via the internet at www.citiprogram.org. When registering for the course, please designate Swedish Medical Center as an institutional affiliation so that the Swedish Research Center will receive notice of your training completion.
University of Miami CITI Web-Based Training Instructions.
Swedish also honors most human subjects protection training completed at the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and other local institutions. Other training may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
The following is a list of certification courses and other classes and information which is available for research professionals:
Group Health Research Institute Scientific Seminars
The seminars are usually held the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 4-5 pm at Metropolitan Park East, 1730 Minor Ave, room 1509A. View seminar schedule.
Genetic Alliance webinars offer information and discussion on a variety of topics, including hot-button issues in genetics and advocacy, public policy, and organizational development. Genetic Alliance presents a new webinar at least once a month.
Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT)
- Five Steps to Enhance Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials.
Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)
- "A Guide for Researchers" containing general information about conducting research and using WIRB for review of research.
Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)
Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates (ORCA)
- ORCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to serve the needs of individuals directly involved in providing services to the general areas of regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical research. http://www.orcanw.org
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
- View available education, certification and conference information at http://www.primr.org/.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
- Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC): http://www.raps.org/
Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA)
- Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP): http://www.primr.org/certification/cip/ccip/
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
- Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), Associate (CRA), or Investigator (CRI) Certification information: http://www.acrpnet.org/
UW Extension Certificate Programs