Training Resources

Ethics Education

The UC San Diego Research Ethics Program regularly offers a wide variety of courses, workshops, and seminars in research ethics, and more specialized topics including international research ethics, stem cell research ethics and survival in academia. These courses, as well as train-the-trainer programs for faculty are open to all CTRI researchers. Ethics faculty also lead seminars and guest lectures on an array of research ethics topics.

Human Research Protection Program Training

The UCSD HRPP program provides a variety of training opportunities to enable researchers to better understand the issues and regulations relevant to research involving human participants.  These include:

  • The required completion CITI training modules regarding the protection of human subjects in research. The CITI home page is at More information about CITI training and UCSD IRB requirements can be found here.
  • Online training in the Research Aspects of HIPAA.
  • Group classes are available for departments, divisions, and centers.  Call the HRPP office at 858-657-5100 to schedule a class for your group.

REDCAP Training (UCSD Training Only)

The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely. There are a large number of users all across the country from a variety of disciplines. Many tested and validated research scales are already entered and available for use in REDCap.

UCSD Office of Research Affairs

To help researchers understand and comply with applicable federal, state, local and university regulations, UC San Diego offers a variety of online and in-person training opportunities. This page contains a list of required and recommended trainings for researchers and research support staff.

The categories they carry links for include:

  • Animal Research
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Health Sciences Corporate and Research
  • Human Research
  • Office of Contract and Grant Administration
  • Office of Post Award Financial Services
  • Office of Post Doctoral Scholar Affairs
  • Research Ethics Program
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Technology Transfer