6.831 • User Interface Design and Implementation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Fall Semester, 2006

HW3: Human Subjects Training

Due at 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, by email.


In this individual assignment, you will take and pass the Human Subjects Training course offered by MIT's Office of Sponsored Programs:

The course is an online course, and you'll need an MIT certificate in your browser to take it. The course material takes about an hour to read, and concludes with a 20-question test about what you've read. You have to get all 20 questions right, but you get a chance to revise your wrong answers. Once you have answered all the questions correctly, you will receive a certificate of completion by email.

We're requiring you to take this online course for two reasons. First, its content is relevant to this class and important to anyone doing user testing. Second, MIT now requires all researchers involved in experiments with human subjects to pass this online course. So you will come out of this class already certified to do user studies in your graduate research.

What to Hand In

You should forward your certificate of completion to us by email. If you have already taken the training course, you don't need to take it again. Just forward your certificate of completion or some other evidence that you passed. (The training site includes a list of all people who have passed the course, so if you're not sure whether you've done it, you can scan that list for your name.)

Send your certificate of completion by email to 6831handin@csail.mit.edu and include HW3 in the subject line.