Regulatory Training

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 x285602. 

Access the ACRP Training at Penn State 

Additional Resources
Information on ACRP Training (requires access ID) 

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.

Access CITI Training Courses at Penn State

Additional Resources
CITI Investigator Manual – Additional information on CITI Training requirements.
Instructions for Accessing CITI Training 

Educational Resources

Additional educational and training resources can be found at:

Penn State College of Medicine Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Protection Office
Office of the Vice President for Research