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Staff Development Overview

We can help you navigate the clinical research landscape and become a better research staff member through our interactive trainings & workshops, professional conference, and on demand resources. We can also connect you to additional offerings available outside of NUCATS to meet your needs.


Required Training

Clinical Research Workforce Excellence

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The Clinical Research Workforce Excellence (CReWE) Program enables the Northwestern research community to carry out compliant research practices.

The CReWE training workshops will launch in October with a training occurring each month throughout the year.

Professional Development

Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training

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Our Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Basic Training is designed to get coordinators and other research staff “up and running” in the clinic.

Our next CRC Basic Training session will begin on June 1st and will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. 



Clinical Research Coordinator Mentor Program 

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The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Mentoring program provides community, knowledge sharing, career development, and partnership among Northwestern’s CRC workforce through monthly, topic-focused 90-minute group mentoring sessions.




Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce Conference

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The Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce Conference (EQuaTR) conference offers the opportunity to gain additional knowledge on current trends and issues in clinical research for application in their professional setting.


Institutional Review Board Sessions

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) offers topical workshops from 12:00-1:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month.

Visit the IRB Events page for more details on upcoming Brown Bag Sessions.




Galter Library & Learning Center

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The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center offers NU affiliates free classes via Zoom on a variety of research topics including: data management, grants & funding, and research dissemination & impact.




Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance


Regulatory compliance is important in healthcare, life science, and clinical research arenas. The Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) is an online, interdisciplinary professional program addresses core areas of compliance, including risk management, quality and regulatory science, practices and enforcement, leadership and communication skills.



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