Clinicians and substance abuse professionals can access Web sites that provide free online training modules on drug abuse research and Spanish- and English-language training in human research protections.
- DrugAbuseResearchTraining.org, developed with funding support from the NIDA International Program, is a series of free online training modules that cover biostatistics; evaluating programs; designing and managing clinical trials; and the neurobiology of addiction, the newest course which includes state-of-the-science interactive 3-D animation of brain pathways. Upon registering, you can begin any one of the four modules, track your progress, and receive important updates. The program can also be licensed for organizations or groups.
- Protecting Human Research Participants Tutorial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is now available in Spanish. The online training consists of seven modules, each addressing the principles used to define ethical research using humans and the regulations, policies, and guidance that describe the implementation of those principles. Four of the modules are followed by a quiz.