Research Training

NUCATS offers several resources to strengthen your knowledge and professional development in the field of clinical and translational research.  Whether you are an investigator, research staff, or student, connect with our training programs today:

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 Degree

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


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 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


Apply for NUCATS Voucher and Pilot Programs

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

Sign up to receive weekly emails about funding opportunities from the Office of Research

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

Community & Practice Engagement Training

Training and workshops are offered year round to provide opportunities for capacity-building and training to Northwestern academic and community partners on using a collaborative research approach to addressing community health issues