Information and resources for the ethical conduct of research with human subjects including links to required training for investigators at UW-Madison, resources for maintaining confidentiality and privacy of participant information, options for secure data storage, recommendations for plain language, and addressing conflicts of interest in research. Main menu | Comments/Suggestions
|Required training for individuals engaged in research with human subjects at UW-Madison||CITI Human Subjects Protection training requirements and how to access the training.
Compliance, protocol and safety training for researchers at UW-Madison
|Maintaining HIPAA compliance and understanding requirements for deidentifying information||UW IRB Identifiability Guide
PREP: Professional Research Education Program – In-person and on-demand training for conducting safe and compliant human subjects research at UW-Madison
|Data storage and management – How and where to store data securely and information on encrypting data||Data security, management and retention: UW-Madison policies to protect the integrity of and access to data
Box: Free online file storage and collaboration
REDCap: Secure, web-based application used for building and managing data collection forms
|Study protocols – Document that describes the detailed process or plan for conducting a research study||Protocol writing in clinical research
Free Global Health Training Centre online course The Study Protocol (you will need to register for a free account)
|Maintaining records||Participant tracking – How to create a sheet in Excel that tracks participants across the life of a study
Research activity logs and audit trails – Maintaining a record of the steps taken during a research project that includes steps taken during data analysis. These records are necessary for evaluating integrity of the study and to validate findings against the original data.
|Using plain language to improve communication and understanding among research participants and collaborators||Top 10 Principles for Plain Language|
|Authorship – Whose names should be included and in what order?||UW-Madison guidance on Authorship, Publication and Peer Review|
|Assistance for researchers conducting research at UW-Madison||Research compliance and ethical oversight – Assistance with studies to include application guidance, information for committee members, training requirements, policies, additional research requirements and contact information.
Research policies: Resources related to research compliance, protocol training, and data security and management, including research misconduct, intellectual property
|Conflicts of interest||Financial conflicts of interest in research|