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Request a PEERRS Human Subjects Certification Waiver

Waiver Requirements

U-M personnel or external research collaborators may request a waiver of PEERRS human subjects protections training with the submission of proof for equivalent training (e.g., completion certificate) completed within the past three (3) years.  The U-M PEERRS group takes reasonable action to verify that the training cited in the waiver request is equivalent in topic/content of the PEERRS training.  

What are the commonly accepted training equivalents?

*Completion Reports from CITI must include the following, at a minimum:

For PEERRS credit in: Complete the following CITI modules:
Human Subjects Protections - Biomedical focus
  • History & Ethical Principles (ID: 498)
  • Basic IRB Regulations and Review Process (ID: 2)
  • Informed Consent (ID: 3)
  • Populations in Research Requiring Additional Considerations and/or Protections (ID: 16680)
Human Subjects Protections - Social-Behavioral focus
  • History & Ethical Principles (ID: 490)
  • Defining Research with Human Subjects (ID: 491)
  • The Regulations (ID: 502)
  • Assessing Risk (ID: 503)
  • Informed Consent (ID: 504)
  • Privacy and Confidentiality (ID: 505)

Note: You must submit the CITI completion report, not just the certificate, so that we can determine equivlancey.

U-M may accept another (non-CITI) course as a human subjects protections training equivalent upon ad-hoc review.  

Other institutional training may qualify for a training waiver.  However, U-M does not accept Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses as equivalents for human subjects protection training.

Documentation Requirements

For CITI training, submit a copy of the CITI training certification report that lists the course modules completed and the completion dates of each.

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Waiver Request Form

Enter your full name using a FirstName LastName format.
Enter the name of the Principal Investigator who is responsible for the research project on which you will work.
Upload proof of your equivalent training (e.g, certificate of completion) that has been completed within the last three (3) years.
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.