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Training in “Protecting Human Research Participants”

When you test your hypothesis epidemiologically, you will be asking human subjects (high school students from your school district) to participate in your study.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified specific ways for human subjects to be treated so that they are “protected,” if they volunteer to participate in a study.  Your proposal must describe how you will protect the human subjects in your study.  Therefore, each member of your four-student SO team must do the following:

Login to the site (http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php). 

Complete three of the seven training modules; History, Codes and Regulations, and Respect for Persons.

Complete the short quizzes at the ends of the Codes and Regulations and the Respect for Persons modules.  (There is no quiz for the History module.)

As evidence that you have completed and passed the two quizzes, return to the “main menu,” Print Screen, and embed into a Word document as below.

Submit one copy of the evidence of “Protecting Human Research Participants” training for each team member, along with your proposal, by January 4, 2010.

Please note that the study data must be collected anonymously (without any names or directly identifiable information such as Student ID) and that you must submit all paper copies of surveys and electronic copies of the study data to the SO judges at the end of the competition.  The SO judges will then shred these materials to insure the privacy of respondents.