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Human Subjects Review Program

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

The University's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) requires all principal investigators and co-investigators to complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) before receiving approval for and conducting human subjects research. The HSRC also requires faculty sponsors overseeing student research involving human subjects to complete the RCR training.

If research is being funded by NSF or NIH, additional RCR training may be required (see additional CWU Policy and Procedures CWUP 5-90-070 and CWUR 2-30-010) . Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for more details.


On-line Tutorial

Investigators may complete the required RCR training through the on-line tutorial provided by HSRC. This tutorial consists of an introduction and four modules. At the end of each module, the user completes a brief quiz. Upon successful completion of all modules, the user will have the opportunity to print out a certificate of completion for their personal records.

1. Log in with your CWU username and password at the link below.

2. The tutorial requires about one hour to complete.  You may complete the tutorial in more than one session.

3. You must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions in each module to proceed through and successfully complete the RCR training.

4. The tutorial program monitors the length of time and progress of each user.  Carefully read and comprehend the information before attempting to answer the questions.  You have two attempts to pass each module, after which you will be locked out of the tutorial.

Click here to link to the on-line tutorial.