RRT 120: HIPAA Privacy for Clinical Research

3 modules


Course Length
10 mins

Advarra University



The privacy of a research participant must be protected at all times.

As well as being one of the standard ethical requirements for clinical research, protecting participant privacy is also covered under a US law known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, or simply HIPAA. Those who work in clinical research may be subject to HIPPA regulations.

This course covers the principles and standards found in HIPAA as they pertain to handling records, accessing information, and disclosures and reporting.

Attendance at this program has been approved for 0.50 contact hours of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 0.50 hours of CE credit.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand HIPAA terminology.
  • Recognize the regulations governing a study participant's privacy.
  • Understand how a study site relates to HIPAA.
  • Articulate the difference between "use" and "disclosure" of PHI.
  • Understand the rules regarding accessing a participant's information in the context of a clinical trial.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Advarra Completion Certificate (Expires)

Topic 1: HIPAA and Participant Information
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Topic 2: Accessing PHI in Clinical Trials
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