Center for Education & Career Development

The Center for Education and Career Development (CECD) trains the entire translational research workforce through more than a dozen programs, allowing early career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, scholars, trainees, and clinical research professionals to advance Northwestern's research enterprise.

Connecting You to the Resources You Need

For Investigators

We offer educational opportunities, workshops and seminars to support faculty members in their work as:

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For Research Staff

Our staff development programs and resources help create a skilled, efficient clinical research workforce made up of:

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NIH Opportunities

We have programming for three National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards: TL1, KL2 and SIP. We also offer resources for the NIH diversity supplements. These opportunities are available to:

  • Early career faculty
  • Clinical fellows
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Masters students
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Good Clinical Practice Training

Good Clinical Practice is an international, ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects. Training is required for all Northwestern University investigators and study personnel.
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Science Immersion Program

SIP offers hands-on, paid laboratory experience to masters-level students over the summer. Over the course of the program, students complete research projects, meet regularly with the program director for professional development workshops, and attend TL1 didactics with postdoctoral fellows.

Learn about SIP

Clinical Research 101

Clinical Research 101 is designed as an introduction to the basics of clinical research. Individuals will learn the difference between research and clinical care, will be introduced to regulatory oversight of clinical research, the structure and role of the IRB, operations of a clinical trial, and commitments made by researchers consistent with FDA Form 1572.
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NUCATS On Demand

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