NIH supports critical research that advances human health, while protecting the rights and welfare of the research participants who are integral to research success. NIH’s human subjects protection policies ensure the conduct of quality research and provide the proper stewardship of NIH funding. Some of you may have taken human subjects training offered at your home institution, but did you know NIH offers free online training as well? Since 2008, NIH’s Office of Extramural Research has offered the Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course to all researchers seeking information on the ethical conduct of human subjects research. Each year over 200,000 individuals complete this training, which is offered in both English and Spanish, and the course is just one way grantees can meet NIH’s human subjects education requirement.

Now we have even more good news for physicians interested in this training! Beginning March 3 2014, physicians who successfully complete the course will be able to earn up to 3 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits continuing medical education (CME) credits.

See more at Rock Talk: Credit Where Credit’s Due: Human Subjects Training for PhysiciansRock Talk is a blog by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s Deputy Director of Extramural Funding.

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