Spanish On-line Tutorial on Human Research Participants Protections Launched by NIH Office of Extramural Research

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-139

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Release Date: September 24, 2010

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The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) launched a Spanish on-line tutorial Protección de los participantes humanos de la investigación (   This is a Spanish translation of OER’s on-line tutorial Protecting Human Research Participants ( Like the English version of the tutorial, the Spanish version is a free, web-based tutorial that presents information about protections for human participants in research. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human participants. It may be completed to satisfy the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining NIH awards, but it is not the only way to satisfy this requirement.  Information on satisfying the requirement and answers to commonly asked questions about the education requirement may be found on OER’s FAQs on the Requirement for Education on the Protection of Human Research Participants (


In October, 2000, the NIH implemented a requirement for education on the protection of human research participants for all investigators who submit NIH applications for grants or proposals for contracts and receive new or non-competing awards for research involving human subjects. (
Prior to award, the NIH requires documentation that includes the names of the key personnel who are responsible for the design and conduct of the study; the title of the education program completed by each named personnel plus a one sentence description of the program. The timing of submission of documentation is in keeping with just-in-time procedures and the documentation must be signed by an Authorized Institutional Official.  (


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