Research Coordinator Program for Excellence in Human Subject Research

Call for Applications – Fall 2014 Program

The CTSI Academy of Research Excellence is now accepting applications for its third cohort for the Research Coordinator Program for Excellence in Human Subject Research. This advanced ten-week program is designed for experienced research coordinators who meet the prerequisite requirements, work with human subjects and are committed to becoming exemplary leaders in human subject research and protections. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. One-page applications are due by midnight on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Download the application form.

Please email completed and signed applications as a PDF file to Cheri Knecht by midnight on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Fall 2014 Schedule

The Fall 2014 program will meet every two weeks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning September 2014 and ending February 2015. Applicants must commit to attend all sessions in person.

Contact for Questions

Cheri Knecht, MPH, Program Assistant, CTSI Academy of Research Excellence
352-273-5153, cesk04@ufl.edu

Ray Moseley and Bob Kolb, Co-Directors

Ray Moseley, Ph.D., and H. Robert Kolb, RN, BS, CCRC, Co-Directors, Research Coordinator Program, CTSI Academy of Research Excellence

Overview

Offered by the CTSI Academy of Research Excellence, the Research Coordinator Program for Excellence in Human Subject Research is an advanced, practically-oriented program to develop excellence in human-subject research focusing on regulatory requirements, informed consent training, and research integrity and professionalism.

This 10-week program consists of 10 interactive, two-hour seminars; attendance at all sessions is required. It is designed for experienced UF research coordinators who work with human subjects.

Coordinators who successfully complete the program will become members of the CTSI Academy of Research Excellence’s Research Coordinators Leadership Council, which will enhance leadership training, continuing education and mentoring opportunities for research coordinators at UF. Council members will have the opportunity to serve in various capacities as role models and mentors to enhance trust, support and safety for UF research participants.

Prerequisites

This advanced program is intended for experienced UF research coordinators who work with human subjects and are committed to becoming exemplary leaders in human subject research and protections. Applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Review of the Belmont Report, and DHHS Regulation 45 CFR 46
  2. Successful completion of the UF IRB-01 Mandatory Training
  3. Successful completion of the CTSI Informed Consent Training (CTS800): Log in to myUFL and navigate to Main Menu > My Self Service > Training and Development > Request Training Enrollment > Search by Course Number > CTS800

Benefits

The second cohort of research coordinators completed the program and became members of the leadership council following an awards dinner in June 2014.

The second cohort of research coordinators completed the program and became members of the leadership council following an awards dinner in June 2014.

  • The primary benefit of successful completion of the Research Coordinator Program for Excellence in Human Subject Research will be the knowledge and skills acquired that will lead to the conduct of high-quality human-subject research.
  • Membership on the Academy of Research Excellence’s Research Coordinators Leadership Council entails significant recognition by the UF CTSI and a plaque recognizing your accomplishment.
  • Council members will have the opportunity to serve as leaders and peer mentors in the UF Research Coordinators Consortium if they desire.
  • This activity has been granted 8 continuing nursing education contact hours.*

Additional Opportunities for Research Coordinators

The CTSI Training and Professional Development Program offers additional opportunities for research coordinators, including the CTSI Certificate of Basic Coordinator Training and UF Research Coordinators Consortium.

Contact for Questions

H. Robert Kolb, RN, BS, CCRC
Co-Director, Research Coordinator Program, CTSI Academy of Research Excellence
kolbhr@ufl.edu, 352-273-8882

*Shands HealthCare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, GNA of any products displayed in conjunction with this activity.