UF Research Coordinators Consortium
Research coordinators come from many different backgrounds and often have different titles, such as research technologist, specialty nurse or research assistant. Regardless of background or title, all coordinators must follow the same policies, regulations and laws. The UF Research Coordinators Consortium is directed by and for study coordinators to provide forums for networking, education and resource-sharing to help members navigate the profession while prioritizing and ensuring optimal human subject protections. The UF Research Coordinators Consortium presents an excellent opportunity for research coordinators and others involved in clinical research to share “best practices” and to discuss common issues and concerns. Consortium members also have access to an email listserv to share information and pose questions to colleagues at UF.
The RCC Charter is available for review by interested parties.
How to Join
To join the UF Research Coordinators Consortium, please contact H. Robert Kolb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-8882.
PRIM&R Research Coordinator and IRB Networking Event
Research coordinators and other professionals supporting human subjects research in North Florida are invited to join the UF Research Coordinators Consortium for an afternoon of networking and brainstorming on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the UF Clinical and Translational Research Building. Visit the event page for details and RSVP.
RCC/ACRP Conference Library Brown Bag Networking Series
Join the Research Coordinators Consortium for group viewings of professional development sessions from the annual Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Conference. This series is intended to help clinical research professionals keep pace with regulations and current trends in the field and broaden their knowledge base.
Each session is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clinical and Translational Research Building. Additional schedule details are available in the course schedule.
- July 24, 2014: A GCP Update from the FDA’s Perspective – CTRB 2161 South
- August 7, 2014: The Times They are a Changin’: Seven Key Regulatory Changes for Researchers– CTRB 2161 South
- August 21, 2014: How to Run Investigator-Initiated Studies Compliantly – CTRB 2161 South
- September 4, 2014: The CRA’s Role in Handling Investigator Non-Compliance– CTRB 3161
- September 18, 2014: Showing of RARE: The Journey of a Clinical Trial– CTRB 2161 South
- October 2, 2014: Six Smart Ways to Build Your Clinical Research Career– CTRB 2161 South
Please RSVP to Cheri Knecht at (352) 273-5153 or email@example.com to secure a seat.
Academy of Research Excellence graduates are available for mentorship and assistance with issues you may be encountering. This listing offers contact information for experts in various stages of research.
- The Clinical Trials Submission Process Manual was created by Jennifer Hosford, a graduate of the Academy of Research Excellence. It’s an incredible tool for both novice and experienced coordinators. If you wish to contact Jennifer, call (352) 273-9173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research coordinators are encouraged to consider membership in the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). These organizations provide research coordinators with opportunities for professional development and certification. More information about the benefits and costs of membership can be found in this side-by-side comparison.
- The Association of Clinical Research Professionals published a special journal issue in September 2011 titled Careers in Clinical Research.