PHRP Online Training

d’Vinci developed this eCommerce website and online training course for people involved in research studies with human participants to get certified training in human subjects protection regulations, policies and associated ethical issues.

Human Subjects Research Online Training

Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) Online Training provides affordable, accessible and easy-to-use training to ensure ethical, safe, and compliant practices whenever research is being conducted with human participants. PHRP includes up-to-date content, case studies and interactive exercises and quizzes to help learners build a solid foundation of knowledge about the revised human subjects regulations and associated policies.

Learners can:

  • Receive a personalized certificate of completion
  • Choose optional Continuing Medical Education (CME) through the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) or the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
  • Select from English, French or Spanish
  • Access handy summary tables on key regulatory changes upon successful completion of the course

PHRP contains seven modules with associated quizzes and takes approximately three hours to complete. The interactive training can be adapted and customized to meet specific organizational requirements such as group licenses, organizational access and customized branding.

PHRP is a product of PHRP Online Training, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based non-profit corporation, in association with Dr. Ann Hardy and Dr. Sherry Mills. Drs. Hardy and Mills each have more than 30 years’ experience in the private sector and federal service, including work for the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The website and online course were designed and developed by d’Vinci Interactive.

Dr. Ann Hardy

Dr. Sherry Mills


PHRP Online Training is updated regularly to reflect the most current regulations and policies, including the Common Rule updates that went into effect in January 2019. For more information visit or email