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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, Links.
To ensure that grantees comply with the NIH mandate to take training in the protection of human subjects.
NIH-funded domestic and international grantees conducting human subjects research must comply with NIH's requirement that all personnel involved in the design or conduct of human subjects research to receive training in the protection of human subjects.
This requirement applies to all human subjects research, i.e., both exempt and non-exempt human subjects code classifications.
NIH considers an organization engaged in human subjects research even if another organization performs the human subjects activities on the grant.
NIAID requests certification of training in the protection of human subjects as part of its just-in-time request, after the application is approved for funding and before NIH issues an award. See the Just-in-Time SOP.
Human subjects training certification is valid for the duration of the award.
See the following SOPs for information about other human subjects requirements:
Grantees: Contact the program officer or grants management specialist listed on your Notice of Award.
For questions about training in the protection of human subjects, contact Julia Shriner.
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NIH Grants Policy Statement 126.96.36.199 Education in the Protection of Human Research Participants
NIAID Human Subjects Resources, including:
NIH's Human Subjects Protections Training
Last Updated November 24, 2014
Last Reviewed November 24, 2014