Clinical trials are critical for developing and delivering evidence-based care, and clinical researchers are vital members of the research team. The CTSI offers study groups, seminar series, certification, professional associations and other online resources to expand and enhance research at UF, making a difference in patients’ lives.
Clinical Research/IRB Director in the UF Department of Medicine, Division of Surgery
Certificate of Basic Coordinator Training
Experienced research coordinators are in demand both locally and nationwide. The CTSI Certificate of Basic Coordinator Training provides entry-level education for those who wish to become a clinical research coordinator. Potential students include health professionals working in nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy, occupational/ physical therapy, or similar allied health fields. The certificate program consists of two required courses and one optional course. These courses can be taken in any order. Students set their own pace, and most are expected to complete all requirements in approximately two semesters. For more information, email Mendy Dunn.
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). Currently Registered UF Students, follow the deadlines listed here.
Exploring the contributions of non-faculty researchers to the conduct of clinical research
Defining the protections involved in human subject research.
A highly interactive series presented by leading faculty from the Health Science Center
UF Employees can register for these courses through MyTraining by searching with the Activity Code.
Covering the basics of clinical research.
Demonstrating how to obtain informed consent.
Demonstrates how to obtain an informed consent. Role playing will be used.
Managing those who will be obtaining informed consent.
Learn to evaluate source documentation.
Principles of social and behavioral research at UF.
Shared resources for clinical research professionals.
Teaching principles of scientific inquiry
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Six-month program with monthly two-hour sessions designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of research coordination.
Facilitated study groups for clinical research professionals seeking national certification in clinical research coordination.
Helping UF clinical research professionals become competent communicators and actors in the intersectional areas of diversity and culture
Stay in the Loop
The Next National Research Coordinator Consortium (NRCC) provides an ongoing forum for deliberate and meaningful discussions around the multifaceted, expanding role of coordinators among the Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs
The latest news, events and funding opportunities at the 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 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 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
- 9 Tips for Professional Email Communication
- 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).