Clinical Research Training & Education
Clinical Research Core Curriculum
: Also known as the "CTSA" series of courses, this consists of instructor-led courses on all aspects of conducting clinical research, from the basics of human subjects regulations to writing an informed consent, preparing for an FDA audit, and recruiting for your clinical research, and much more. These courses are offered throughout the year and repeat regularly. We recommend taking each of the courses offered, either as a refresher or as part of your initial training. Registration to these courses is not required, but recommended. Don’t worry, though, if you haven’t registered, and it works for your schedule to attend, please come!
Responsible Conduct of Research: NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. Responsible conduct of research is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research.
Clinical Research Forum
: This forum provides clinical research professionals on campus and our affiliates the opportunity to gather with peers to receive brief training on various topics related to clinical research, to receive updates and relevant information about clinical-research-related happenings on campus, and to discuss areas of strength and opportunities for improvement of the clinical research community.
Education Consultation Service
: This service is offered to investigators and study staff at the time of study start-up, but an Education Consultation can be requested by any member of the study team at any point in the study to discuss any topic related to the study. We can provide general feedback on your study processes as a whole, or we can tailor the consultation to specifically zero-in on the topic of your choosing.
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