Human Protection Research Training Program (HPRTP) is purposed for those involved in research with human subjects, or who have responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to such research, such as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The mission of HPRTP is to provide inexpensive and accessible training to ensure ethical and safe practices whenever research is being conducted with human participants. Learners who successfully pass the course will earn a personalized certificate of completion.HPRTP Training Program is updated regularly to reflect the most current regulations and policies.


About Dr. Rosemarie Bernabe, PhD.

Dr. Rosemarie Bernabe is currently a researcher at the Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, and the incoming Administrative Coordinator of the I-Merse Centre at the University of Southeast Norway. She was previously a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Medical Ethics where she researched the issues of post-trial access and responsiveness of clinical trials in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining the University of Oslo, she was an assistant professor of medical research ethics at the Medical Ethics Unit of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. She has published extensively on several research ethics topics including the ethics of global research, ethics of postmarketing trials, informed consent in various types of trials, risk-benefit assessment of research ethics committees, fiduciary obligation in phase IV trials, additional benefit claims in noninferiority trials, ethical responsibility of clinical trial regulators, the ambivalent place of ethics in European drug regulation, ethical issues encountered by drug regulators, and the contribution of patient representatives in benefit-risk assessment tasks of scientific committees.

She has published in several high impact peer-review journals including the American Journal of Bioethics, Current Medical Research and Opinion, Drug Discovery Today, BMC Medical Ethics, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, BMC Medical Research Methodology, and the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Bernabe holds a Ph.D. degree in medical research ethics from Utrecht University (the Netherlands), MA in Applied Ethics, cum laude, from Utrecht University and Linköping University (Sweden), and BA in Humanities with specialization in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the University of Asia and the Pacific (the Philippines). Dr. Bernabe developed the Research Ethics Training Course.