Human Subjects Protection

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

UCSF HIPAA Training Resources:

Mandatory Online Training Program Requirement for all Key Research Personnel

Key research personnel including Principal Investigators, Sub-Investigators, research staff, research volunteers and any other persons who are listed on study applications are required to complete online research training from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The training required for all research personnel is the Human Subjects Protection Training (HSP) and Good Clinical Practice Training (GCP). The training Certificates are valid for 3 years. If the training has been completed, you can go to and complete the training under association with UCSF. This training must be completed prior to participating in any research activities.


The CITI Program training website is at

For more information on the UCSF Research requirements, go to

Copies of completion certificates must be forwarded to the Institutional Review Board office – Paula Johnson ([email protected])