The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program offers the following education and involvement opportunities for clinical research professionals, research coordinators and nurses.
Clinical trials are critical for developing and delivering evidence-based care. Trial success often depends on clinical research professionals’ work as vital members of the research team. Opportunities such as study groups for research certification, seminar series, professional associations and online resources help to grow research at UF and make a difference in patients’ lives.
The weekly CTSI email newsletter, Quick Links, provides the latest information on seminars, courses and other events related to translational research. If you’re interested in information specific to clinical-research professionals, email Bob Kolb to join his coordinators’ liststerv.
“For me, attaining certifications was a must. I knew that by earning and maintaining research professional credentialing, I would set myself apart. Research is my passion, and I wanted to be respected as a knowledgeable, reliable, trained, and thoroughly experienced research professional.”
What is a Research Professional? GMS5905 (3G27)
This career-development course focuses on what it means to be a “research professional”, in particular what it means to support the conduct of research in a variety of career pathways other than as a faculty member.
Fall 2019 details:
Thursdays at 12:50 – 2:45 pm (6-7 period)
Health Science Center Room N1-07 (located in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine office suite, near the Sun Terrace)
Instructors: Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS; and Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC
- Currently Registered UF Students, follow the deadlines listed here.
- Full-time UF employees: You could be eligible for tuition assistance through the Employee Education Program. To register, go to Checklist for Students Attending UF , select non-degree student registration, and click here for the non-degree registration form. When you fill out your form, select the college from the dropdown menu (be sure to select the option that includes “Employee Education Program” in the name)
- 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 December 2015 titled Careers in Clinical Research.
- Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training and Qualifications (ECRPTQ): Recommendations for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for investigators and study coordinators
- Education and training of clinical and translational study investigators and research coordinators: A competency-based approach
- More educational opportunities for Research Coordinators through the CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program
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- On the new NIH Protection of Human Subjects site, you can find useful information about proposing and conducting NIH extramural research involving human subjects, including policies, regulations, training, resources and updated information on the revised human subject regulation (Common Rule).