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.
RCC/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 Research Coordinators Consortium 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 email@example.com.
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.
- Sept. 5, 2014: Research Coordinator and IRB Networking Event, hosted by the University of Florida, the Research Coordinators Consortium and the UF CTSI
- 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.