Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council
Are you a research coordinator who is focused on professional development? You might be interested in serving on the UF CTSI Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council, helping to network and share resources with the clinical research community. The group meets quarterly and ad hoc as indicated.
Representatives from a variety of departments serve on the council, a diverse group of clinical research professionals who promote cross-functional collaboration for research initiatives at UF. The council’s goal is to help clinical research coordinators grow professionally and to achieve success at UF by being champions for clinical research, and facilitate collaborative discussion forums to exchange information.
The members of the council:
• Act as advocates for professional development opportunities for the clinical research coordinator community
• Offer insight to senior leadership about workflows in order to help strategize training plans for all CRPs
• Provide a connection between CRPs and functional units involved with clinical research
• Identify and disseminate best-practice information within the CRP community
Interested? Apply here.
ACRP Professional Development Courses
Professional development is an essential part of achieving the highest level of patient safety, data quality and regulatory compliance. To foster professional development, the UF CTSI Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council has partnered with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) to provide courses on a variety of topics related to human subjects research.
These courses encompass many aspects of clinical research. Some courses are directly related to the work research coordinators perform on a daily basis, and some provide more specialized information. Research coordinators are encouraged to explore the list of available courses.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Kolb at (352) 273-8882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
- 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
For more information contact: H. Robert Kolb, RN BS CCRC
Assistant Director Clinical Research
Translational Workforce Directorate
Research Participant Advocate / Consultant
Regulatory Knowledge, Research Support and Service Center
JHMHC PO Box 100322 – Gainesville, FL 32610-0219;
Phone 352-273-8882 / Fax 352-265-8910