Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Training
ACRP recommends the successful completion of two foundational training modules:
- Good Clinical Practice: An Introduction to ICH GCP Guidelines
- Ethics and Human Subjects Protection
Research coordinators using services of the Clinical Research Centers and coordinators participating in multi-site clinical trials must complete these two modules within 6 months of being identified as part of a research study team. ACRP Enhanced Investigator Training Modules are provided at no cost to faculty and staff who have been provided a user account through the institutional site license. Contact the Office of Research Quality Assurance (RQA) to obtain a user account and for information regarding credit hours for continuing education for successful completion of ACRP modules. For more information or questions please Liz Galgocy, Manager/Lead Clinical Compliance Specialist, 717.531.0003 x285502.
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IRB Human Research Training
Penn State University requires completion of the Human Subjects Protection course (initial and continuing education every 3 years) for individuals involved in the conduct or oversight of human subjects research.
Additionally, if conducting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated research, investigators and staff must also complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course along with the above courses. Training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) at the University of Miami.
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