Research Staff Development
NUCATS has developed the following career development programs to create a clinical research workforce that is highly-skilled, competent and efficient in facilitating the speedy translation of scientific discoveries.
- Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Basic Training
Online or in-person classroom options to get coordinators and other research staff “up and running” in the clinic.
- Introduction to Clinical Research Online Modules
Explore this suite of courses, designed to train research site staff.
- Tips for Getting a Job as a Clinical Research Coordinator
Review job search advice from experienced coordinators and hiring managers.
- Research Design Analysis Methods Program for Study Coordinators
These modules take study coordinators through best practices of data collection and entry and biostatistical concepts.
- Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research (EQuaTR) Workforce Conference
Learn more about this educational opportunity for professionals in clinical and translational research.
- Regulatory Binder Toolbox
This toolbox provides an overview of how to assemble a regulatory binder, a few templates, and best practices.
For more career development support, see our page on Good Clinical Practice training and check out the resources below:
- Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance
- Evidence-Based Practice Project
- IRB Brown Bag Seminars
- Kellogg Science and Business Programs
Additional Educational Resources
If NUCATS doesn’t have the specific educational resources you are looking for, there are other groups that might have offerings that meet your needs.
The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration is the coordinating center for all CTSAs around the country and the host of the CTSA-CLIC Education Clearinghouse. This clearinghouse has 70+ listed trainings and is searchable by target learner, competency, organization, fee, and delivery method.
The CTSA Trial Innovation Network has a variety of Investigator-Led Webinars about specific studies.
The NIH also offers a variety of trainings, including modules on Rigor & Reproducibility, Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), and the Principles of Pharmacology lecture series.
The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research produced a suite of open-source Clinical Trials modules. These cover both basic and advanced topics.