The NUCATS Institute has developed foundational programs that ensure a highly-skilled, competent and efficient workforce that speeds translation of scientific discoveries. The NUCATS programs leverage innovative technology and approaches to deliver training in translational research competencies and are updated on an ongoing basis so that our training programs are well aligned with translational science as it evolves.
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Basic Training (Live and Online): CRC Basic Training was designed to meet the needs of research coordinators who have one to two years of experience or who have never received formal training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The class is geared toward providing practical information to get coordinators and other research staff "up and running" in the clinic, with many tools and templates to assist with study implementation. The course is offered in both live and online formats. Topics for the course include (but are not limited to): GCP, informed consent, study drug compliance, quality assurance, safety monitoring, clinical trial documentation, subject recruitment, compliance and retention, and the protection of human subjects. The course is offered in a two-day intensive live format at Northwestern University and also as a five week (2.5 hours per week) online, synchronous course that leverages online technology with a live instructor and a cohort of students.
Introduction to Clinical Research Online Modules: The Introduction to Clinical Research online modules are a series of role-based courses designed to train research site staff including allied health staff, ancillary staff, patient care staff, financial staff, and clinical research staff in the basic elements of clinical research. The program consists of five, one-hour, asynchronous online modules developed using evidence-based principles in online learning development and instructional design. The modules cover a variety of topics including a) Introduction to Clinical Research, b) Human Subjects Protections, c) Clinical Research Billing, d) Research Misconduct and e) Good Clinical Practice.
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