Protection of Human Research Participants

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Browser & Flash Player Requirements

This course will work on any modern browser and makes use of the Flash Player, which is typically installed as a plug–in with most browsers. (The Flash Player plug–in is free and can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/.) If the Flash Player is not installed in your browser, you will still be able to view the course’s content, but will not be able to view the interactive animations. This will not affect your ability to complete the course.

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Log In Information

After registering for the course, you may log in using the email address and password that you recorded on your registration form. For help retrieving your password, click on the link titled "Forgot your password" on the Registration/Login page.

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Exiting and Re–entering This Program

You can exit this program and return, logging on with the same email address and password, and the program will remember which sections you have completed. If you must leave the course prior to completion, it is advised that you first complete the section in which you are working. Your progress is only recorded when you complete a section and see a check mark next to that section on the Main Menu page.

Because this course is being tracked, book marking and returning to a page will not work for purposes of tracking. You MUST go through the log in process in order for your progress to be tracked.

The entire course will take approximately three hours to complete.

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Course Content and Tracking Your Completion

The Main Menu lists each module of the program. To begin a module, click on the title in the Main Menu list. While you can choose the modules in any order, it is recommended that you start at the top and work your way down.

This course contains a total of 7 modules, 4 of which are followed by quizzes. To complete a module, read through all pages, clicking onto the "next" link located at the top of the page to continue through each, and continue on through to the end. Clicking through the last page will return you back to the Main Menu and record you having completed that module. Your progress is only recorded when you complete a module and see a check mark next to that module on the Main Menu page.

To the right of the Main Menu, there are user options. Some options, such as “Get Certificate” will not be available until you have completed all modules and quizzes.

While you can access the Main Menu at any time, your progress through this course is being tracked and is recorded only when you COMPLETE a module. If you must leave the course prior to completion, it is advised that you first complete the module in which you are working. If you do not see a check mark at the Main Menu after completing a module, please complete the Technical Support Form.

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Testing Your Knowledge

A quiz will be given at the end of four of the modules. After submitting each quiz, it will be scored. If you score less than the required number of correct answers for a quiz, you must reread the module. After you reread the module, you may retake the quiz. This may be repeated until a satisfactory score has been attained.

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Certificate of Completion

Once you have successfully completed the course, including the test, a link will appear on the Main Menu allowing access to your Certificate of Completion. This certificate may be accessed and printed at any time. To access your certificate, log in to the course and a link will be accessible from the Main Menu. If you do not remember your password, use the “Forgot your password” link on the Registration/Login page.

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Validity of the PHRP Certificate

There is no end date for validity. All we do is certify that you have successfully completed the course. The length of time that the certificate is valid will depend on your institution's rules. If you have questions about this, refer the question to your organization.

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Resources

Primary source documents: Within each section are links to primary source documents. These links are blue and underlined. When clicked on, a new window will open in front of the main course window with the source document content.

More information: Blue links with a small magnifying glass icon next to them denote more information to be seen by clicking on those links. The information will appear on your current screen.

Glossary terms: Glossary terms are indicated with red italicized type. There are three options to view glossary terms:

  1. Move your cursor over the word and a box will appear with the definition
  2. Click on the word and a new window will open on top of the main course window with all glossary items available for viewing
  3. Click on the glossary link that appears in the menu at the top left of each page

Citations 1: Citations are indicated within the text by a number appearing as a superscript next to the content. There are two ways to view a citation:

  1. Click on the number and a new window will open on top of the main course window with all citations available for viewing
  2. From the Main Menu page, click on the citation link that appears in the menu at the top left

Case Studies: Throughout the course, Case Studies are presented to illustrate the topics being discussed. You will be asked to respond to a question about each Case Study by choosing an appropriate answer, from which you will be given feedback.
Manila folders with text: Case Study.

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Printing and Saving

If you would like to save a page for reference purposes, you may do so by printing or saving the text from the page to your computer.

On a Macintosh

Click once in the middle of the screen where the text is and choose Print from the File menu. To save a page as a text file, click once in the middle of the screen and choose Save As... from the File menu.

On a Windows PC

Right mouse click in the middle of the screen where the text is and choose Print. To save a page as a text file, right mouse click in the middle of the screen and choose Save As.

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Questions

For technical questions related to this course such as problems with tracking or retrieving your certificate, complete the Technical Support Form.

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PDF Version of “Protecting Human Research Participants”

A PDF version of the PHRP course is available for download.

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