Professional Research Education Program (PREP) Courses

Check out the many new Professional Research Education Program (PREP) courses coming up this year!

Register on the OHRD catalog and learn more about the program on our webpage. As a reminder, by attending PREP courses you’ll get a transcript in the OHRD course catalog that may be used towards maintaining research certifications (i.e. ACRP, SOCRA, etc.).

Study Recruitment: What do “real people” recommend?

September 12, 12:00-1:00, HSLC 1335

Want to create more effective recruitment materials? Interested in learning about recruitment strategies that potential study participants recommend?

In this 1-hour interactive presentation, staff from the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS) will share best practices and actionable advice from 9 years of experience working with community/patient advisory boards.

Study Initiation—Using the Clinical Research Infrastructure and Resources

September 24, 11:00-12:00, HSLC 1335

This course will describe the basic steps in study initiation, as well as the UW resources that are available to assist along the way.

Single IRB Review

October 9, 1:00-2:00, HSLC 1335

Mike Bingham from the Human Research Protection Program’s Reliance Team will be offering a presentation on Single IRB Review. This session will explore strategies and requirements for studies when UW-Madison is serving as the IRB of Record for external sites. In addition, it will cover IRB Review under the revised Common Rule and ceding IRB review.

Introduction to the new service line at UW

October 23, 1:00-2:00, HSLC 1335

UW has introduced a free service line to assist study teams with registration, maintenance and result reporting to This service line was introduced in December 2018 to bring non-compliant records into compliance and to maintain record compliance going forward. Possible topics for the session include: history of, reasons to register to this public database, and dynamic record: maintenance and results reporting.

Recruitment: Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers

November 12, 12:00-1:00, HSLC 1345

This presentation will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts in the Building Trust curriculum: Culturally Confident Engagement for Translational Research. The curriculum was designed to strengthen the capacity of researchers, health professionals and IRB members to effectively recruit and retain minority participants in research. Participants respond to trigger films, discuss complex ethical issues, and practice skills for enhancing recruitment, retention, informed consent, and the development of community partnerships. Unique features include: (1) a formative exploration of how past research abuses contribute to a legacy of mistrust today; (2) tools useful for opening the dialogue about sensitive topics such as race, racism and discrimination; (3) information on how and why to build community relationships; and (4) an extensive look at how to reform the informed consent process.

Capacity to Consent Considerations in Research

December 5, 1:00-2:00, HSLC 1335

This course will cover regulatory and practical considerations when working with individuals lacking capacity to consent. The presenters will cover issues such as assessing/recognizing lack of capacity, working with legally authorized representatives, and temporary versus permanent lack of capacity. Throughout the presentation, presenters will describe best practices and share real life examples.


If you have any questions or comments about the program, please feel free to reach out.

Emily Putman-Buehler
Post-Approval Monitor | Office of Research Compliance
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
202 Bascom Hall | 500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-1703 |

This post was authored by Kristi Hammond on 09/03/2019.