Training in the protection of research participants
To build community capacity for research and foster a deeper understanding of the research process by community members, RHCP conducts thorough and continual training in the protection of human research participants with community members, advisors and volunteers. Each training session is facilitated by a seasoned researcher, who discusses the fundamental ethical principles of research, as it applies to research with human participants. In addition to addressing specific topics related to protection of research participants, training involves case studies and examples which provide context for these policies and how they relate to working with research participants, communities, and disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
For these training sessions, RHCP utilizes the Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php) or Mayo Clinic’s Human Subject Protection training. Alternatively, RHCP encourages its members to register for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program (https://www.citiprogram.org/).