NIH—Protecting Human Research Participants

NIH—Protecting Human Research Participants

Registration and UAB Records:
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  1. Go to
  2. Click "Register."
  3. Enter the required information.
  4. Complete the course, and be sure you save a copy of your NIH Completion Certificate.
  5. To receive IRB training credit at UAB, you must submit a copy of your NIH Completion Certificate to the UAB OIRB by fax (934-1301) or scan-and-email to Andrew Atchison (​).

CME/CEU Credit
Currently, NIH does not offer continuing education credits for this course.

About this course
Course Description
Upon completion of the NIH course "Protecting Human Subjects in Research," learners should be able to:

  • Describe the history and importance of human subjects protections
  • Identify research activities that involve human subjects
  • Discover the risks a research project might pose to participants
  • Understand how to minimize the risks posed by a research project
  • Describe additional protections needed for vulnerable populations
  • Understand additional issues that should be considered for international research
  • Describe appropriate procedures for recruiting research participants and obtaining informed consent
  • Identify the different committees that monitor human subjects protections
  • Understand the importance of study design in the protection of research participants