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Research Coordinator Education ? Level 3 Program Invitation for Applications

Apr. 25, 2013

Research coordinators will soon be able to access Level 3 training on a biannual basis through the Research Coordinator Education (RCEDU) program supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, IU Office of Research Compliance and Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

RCEDU’s Level 3 program emerged from the Indiana CTSI and IU ORC’s shared mission and commitment transform the conduct of clinical research at IU. The program serves as a way to recognize experienced research coordinators, provide additional education relative to the campus-specific aspects of conducting research and to foster the implementation of best practices for advancing the research enterprise.

Level 3 training is designed to offer benefits not only to the individual participants, but also to their research teams, their departments, and their Schools as a whole.

The Fall 2013 Level 3 program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 (Core Modules), and Friday, Aug. 16 (Breakout Session), in Lockefield Village.

Lunch can be brought by brown bag or by visiting nearby establishments.

The course objectives include:

  1. Understand best practices related to clinical research from start to finish, including budget development, billing compliance and contractual issues;
  2. Receive specialized training on the types and levels of human subject reviews as well as vulnerable populations, noncompliance and data safety monitoring plans;
  3. Discover internal QA (quality assessment) processes to assist in project management, clean data collection, and reporting procedures;
  4. Identify the various research-related resources and support services available through ORC and CTSI;
  5. In the spirit of “Train the Trainers”, be willing to serve as a resource for other coordinators in their department and the School;
  6. Select from optional modules as related to HIPAA and HITECH, Investigator-Initiated research, clinicaltrials.gov, bio banking, student projects, internet research, and investigational drugs and devices; and
  7. Earn Continuing Medical Education Credits.

All interested coordinators are invited to complete the application for participation. There is no cost to attend this program; however, applicants must have at least 3 years of experience in human subjects research and an up-to-date certification (e.g., ACRP, SOCRA, etc.) is preferred. 

Up to 20 participants will be selected for participation in the Fall 2013 program offering. Participants will be selected by Committee and decisions will be based upon a consideration of the applicant’s type and length of human subjects research experience, the need to ensure broad representation of divisions/departments in the program overall, and the evaluation of the applicant’s statement of interest (contained within the application).

The Level 3 Program Application will be available online April 29 at www.indianactsi.org/training/coordinators.

Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, May 17

For more information, contact rceducat@iu.edu.

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