Education and Training

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research that involves human subjects requires IRB approval. The Stanford Human Subjects Research and IRB Home Page page includes links to information regarding topics such as whether your project requires IRB review, instructions for submission of protocols, and frequently asked questions and resources.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Completion of human subject training by all staff working on a research project (all investigators and other study personnel, including all persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting) is one of the requirements for protocol approval by the IRB. It is suggested you take the CITI training before submitting your protocol.

HIPAA Policy & Training

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its regulations (the "Privacy Rule" and the "Security Rule") protect the privacy of an individual's health information and govern the way certain health care providers and benefits plans collect, maintain, use and disclose protected health information (PHI). If a study uses or discloses PHI, it must contain HIPAA language or a separate HIPAA authorization.

Each person who handles PHI must compete HIPAA training. There are several different courses depending on your research responsibilities. See the HIPAA website for details or contact the privacy officer, Todd Ferris by email or by phone at 725-1825.

Graduate Program in Epidemiology

The Graduate Program in Epidemiology offers instruction and interdisciplinary research opportunities leading to the M.S. degree in Epidemiology. The Program is administratively housed within the Department of Health Research and Policy. Affiliated faculty come from a large number of Stanford University departments and centers, as well as from Bay Area research facilities.

The Program in Epidemiology is a key component of the multidisciplinary Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum), whose mission is to transform and integrate clinical and translational research across academic and clinical units. The M.S. degree gives researchers with diverse clinical backgrounds the knowledge and skills to become clinical investigators. It also provides a rigorous introduction to epidemiology for individuals without a clinical background or previous research experience and for individuals with research experience in the behavioral and social sciences. Program faculty have particular research strengths in cancer epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, musculoskeletal disease epidemiology, and aspects of epidemiologic methods, genetic epidemiology, women's health, and environmental and occupational epidemiology. No applications for the PhD degree are currently accepted.

Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center

The Lane Medical Library offers a wide variety of courses and webcasts covering topics such as education, managing information, orientation, presentation and searching.

Biomedical Seminars Calendar

The School of Medicine offers biomedical seminars on the Stanford campus. Vist their website to see what is coming up or to sign up for daily email announcements.

Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR)

The Spectrum Center for Innovative Study Design, Child Health, Office of Compliance, Training and Operations, and Research Education and Training host this bi-annual child health focused Intensive Course in Clinical Research Study Design and Performance. This week-long "immersion" course is intended for pediatric faculty and fellows who are headed for academic careers.