Education and Training for Research Personnel
Training Update: GCP for Social-Behavioral Researchers is now available through the CITI platform! See CITI Guidance Below for instructions on fulfilling your GCP and HSP training requirements.
The Office of Data Quality supports multiple educational opportunities and training requirements for DF/HCC research personnel. Our program includes maintaining the Human Subject Protection (HSP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training through the CITI website, providing policy and regulatory training for new DF/HCC investigators, and coordinating an educational lecture series open to all DF/HCC institutions.
Related DF/HCC Policies
HSP and GCP Training
Per SOP EDU-100 (updates effective 2/28/17), DF/HCC requires that all individuals involved in human subject research are trained in Human Subject Protection (HSP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
DF/HCC administers HSP and GCP training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). This is an on-line course accessible via: https://www.citiprogram.org. For more information on using the CITI website, please see: Step by Step Instructions: CITI HSP & GCP.
*Alert: For information and guidance on the updated GCP Training Requirement effective February 28th, 2017, please see here: DF/HCC Updated GCP Training Requirement Guidance & FAQ
HSP and GCP Staff Training Lists
ODQ regularly posts updated lists of active clinical research staff's training completion and expiration dates.
Frequently Asked Questions - HSP and GCP Training
New Investigator Training
Please contact ODQEducation@dfci.harvard.edu for more information or with any questions regarding how to complete this required training.
To ensure compliance with this training, as well as additional DF/HCC requirements, please refer to the DF/HCC New Researcher Checklist.
Welcome to eLearning Center, an online resource library that references key talks and general information that affects investigators and research staff across Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. These educational materials are available to help you with your day-to-day clinical research responsibilities.
Cultural Competency Training for new DF/HCC researchers
With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and the need for cancer centers to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, it is important that health care professionals are educated on how their own and their patients' culture influence health care delivery, health behaviors, and access to clinical trials. This self-directed program will stimulate your thinking about cultural competence and help you to understand how culture influences health care decisions and participation in clinical trials.
Part I: Reflections on Cultural Competence in Cancer Care
View below (speaker: Christopher Lathan, MD)