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Don’t see a current education session scheduled? If you don’t see an in-person session that will meet your schedule or, in the event, we don’t have a current offering, remember that you can satisfy your human subjects training requirement using one of the following options. Just remember to provide the completion certificate to following the training.

1. A refresher course through the CITI program; or
2. An optional course through the CITI program (e.g., Good Clinical Practices or Responsible Conduct of Research); or
3. Completion of the OHRP “Investigator 101” training module; or
4. Attendance of a local, regional, or national conference regarding human research protections

Basic and Annual Training can be obtained online through:

  1. The Learning Exchange at the following link:

For VUMC Users

For VU Users

    • Click on the Basic Module if you are required to complete initial human subjects training.
  1. A Good Clinical Practice Course.


Appropriate documentation (certificate of completion) of attendance is required. Email certificates for sessions completed outside of the Vanderbilt Learning Exchange and CITI website to Please allow 24 hours for DISCOVR-e to be updated.


Education Announcements:

Instructions for VU and VUMC Investigators, Staff and Associates

As a component of a comprehensive program for the protection of human research participants, the Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Program (VHRPP) requires that all human subjects research investigators and key research personnel conducting human subjects complete initial and annual human research protections training as stated in VHRPP Policy and Procedures VIII.A and VIII.A.1.

The Investigator’s Handbooks for the Protection of Human Participants in Biomedical Research and in Social and Behavioral Research are resource manuals for researchers. These manuals will assist the Investigators in smoothly navigating the IRB process and adhering to the federal regulations and IRB policies related to human research protections. The manuals are located on the HRPP website.

Completion reports for courses taken through the CITI Program are automatically emailed to the VHRPP office with the exception of the Responsible Conduct of Research courses.

Documentation (certificate of completion) for any course outside of the CITI Program and/or the Learning Exchange should be emailed to the VHRPP at

For more information about the Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Programs Training Initiative please contact the VHRPP Office at 615-322-2918.


Upcoming VHRPP Education Topics



Updated schedule coming soon.

IRB Basics Course – 504 Oxford House – 8:30AM – 11:00AM

* Bring your research proposals to this session and receive hands-on assistance from VHRPP staff.

December 1st, 2017

VUMC Users – Click Here to enroll

VU Users – Click Here to enroll


News You Can Use – Light Hall at 12pm – 1pm

Updated schedule coming soon.





In-service Requests


Workshop sessions typically count for 1.0 Human Subjects Credit and CME credit.


 How do I get credit for attendance?

Sign in for Workshop sessions are completed electronically through the Vanderbilt CME (Office for Continuous Professional Development) office at the following website or by texting the SMS code provided at the meeting to 855-776-6263.


If you do not have a CME profile:

  • Access the internet with either your cell phone or computer.
  • Visit
  • Log in using your VUnetID and password.
  • Create your profile.
  • For questions regarding setting up profile call 615-388-4060.


For questions contact our office at 615-322-2918.