Investigator or Research Staff

NUCATS is here to help investigators and research staff. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us

Regulatory filings for your research study

Meet your essential regulatory requirements with advice from the Center for Clinical Research (CCR)

GCP and Research Staff Training

Learn an overview of the clinical research process through our series of asynchronous courses: Introduction to Clinical Research, Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical Practice, Clinical Research Billing, and Research Misconduct

Take our Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training course to learn about the role of the Clinical Research Coordinator and the process of running a clinical trial

Graduate Programs

Earn a graduate degree or certificate in clinical and translational research in the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. The program is also available to Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) PhD students as a dual degree.

Earn a graduate degree in regulatory compliance within the clinical research, life science and healthcare arenas in the Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance

Grant-writing

Develop and revise your proposal at a Grant Writers Group

Early Career Faculty Development Programs

Receive a group peer-mentoring experience in the "Third Monday" Succeeding With Your K Award (3rd Mondays) seminar

Develop the key skills young scientists require in order to progress beyond just doing good research at First Mondays Faculty Development Seminar Series

Address key concerns and challenges encountered by NU faculty as mentors of junior investigators through Mentor Development

Recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other training awards attend Taking Responsibility for Responsible Conduct of Research

Learn the skills required for biomedical and clinical research at the Clinical and Translational Research Summer Seminar Series

Receive mentorship from residency training to faculty appointment in the Physician-Scientist Training Program

Recruitment for a study

Search the NMEDW (Northwestern Medicine® Enterprise Data Warehouse) for diagnoses

Let the Center for Clinical Research (CCR) develop marketing plans and pre-screen potential subjects

Develop a research registry to collect potentially interested participants with NITRO Recruit

Submit an interest form on ResearchMatch to be notified of a complementary and secure recruitment tool that uses a national consortium to connect research studies with volunteers that is disease-inclusive and institution neutral.  Contact NU Institutional Liaison should you have additional questions or require assistance with using ResearchMatch (Ashley Sipocz nucatsrecruitment@northwestern.edu).

Funding

Apply for NUCATS Voucher and Pilot Programs

Develop your proposal with assistance from NMEDW analysts through the NMEDW Pilot Data Program

Learn about the KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Scientists Scholar Grant Competition to receive salary support for protected time for mentored research

Learn about the TL1 Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research Pre-Doctoral Training Program to receive a stipend for research support and travel

Ideas and inventions Turn to the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO), Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) or the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program
Logistics of your research study Find open facilities, nursing services or nutrition and dietary services with the Clinical Research Unit
Collection of data Design and manage instruments with REDCap