Researcher training and education
Whether you’re a faculty member, fellow, student, study coordinator, mentor or mentee, OCTRI offers a wealth of educational and training opportunities to hone your expertise in clinical and translational research.
Based at Portland State University, this undergraduate research program supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers.
Learn about one EXITO graduate's success on the OHSU Week podcast series. Listen now.
The BUILD EXITO program has been renewed for another 5 years of funding from the NIH at $19.3M. Read more about the funding model for BUILD EXITO.
Are you an M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or D.N.P. student who wants to expand your experience with clinical and translational research? Check out these opportunities from OCTRI.
Oregon Students Learn and Explore Research (OSLER) TL1 Program
Research experience and mentorship through stipend-funded yearlong training.
Human Investigations Program: An Integrated Curriculum
An academic curriculum in clinical and translational education, featuring a Master of Clinical Research degree, Certificate in Human Investigations, and individual courses.
The Physician-Scientist Experience provides OHSU medical students with the opportunity to explore translational medicine as a career choice in a 5-month or year-out mentored research experience.
OCTRI Research Forum
OCTRI supports faculty and fellows in establishing and enhancing their careers in clinical and translational research. For academic educational opportunities, seminars, workshops, and career development funding opportunities, explore below.
Human Investigations Program: An integrated curriculum
An academic curriculum in clinical and translational education, featuring a Master of Clinical Research degree, Certificate in Human Investigations and individual courses.
OCTRI KL2 Program
A two-year career development award for early clinical or research faculty.
OSLER TL1 Program
Training and career development in clinical and translational research for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
OCTRI Scholars Program
Resources for promising early-career faculty applying for a mentored career development award or their first independent research grant.
OCTRI Research Forum
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
An interactive and practical 8-hour seminar which meets the NIH requirements for K awards or T awards.
Clinical Research Coordinator Training
This one-day workshop, offered quarterly, is designed primarily for study coordinators to provide a basic framework of the role and responsibilities of the research coordinator, the regulatory and policy requirements for appropriate conduct of clinical research at OHSU, and tools to assist coordinators to successfully perform their role. This course can be helpful for new investigators interested in learning the nuts and bolts of study operations at OHSU.
Registration is available in Compass
December 5, 2019, 8:00- 4:30
March 19, 2019, 8:00 -4:30
Study Coordinator Training Series
The intent of the series is to provide in depth education through lecture, examples, and exercises on clinical research coordinator activities. Overall objectives are to increase working knowledge of conducting clinical research at OHSU including institutional policies and best practices.
- Essential regulatory and source documents, January 7, 2020, Register in Compass
- Navigating Monitoring Visits and Audits for Clinical Trials, February 6, 2020, Register in Compass
- Analyzing and implementing a research protocol April 9, 2020, Register in Compass
- Writing and obtaining informed consent, May 7, 2020, Register in Compass
Other training opportunities
- Research Administration Training and Education (RATE)
- IRB lunch and learns
- OCTRI hosts an annual SoCRA exam. Check back in 2020 for date and location.
OCTRI Research Forum
OCTRI and the School of Medicine have partnered on a multi-year initiative to enhance faculty vitality by providing events and resources to support the ongoing professional development of our faculty.
Explore the Mentoring Program website for tools to enhance our mentoring experience.
Visit the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research website for training curricula to further develop your skills.
Support mentees who belong to underrepresented groups with these mentoring skill from the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
Innovation training and education
OCTRI strives to cultivate innovation in research. Whether you have a burgeoning idea or a proof of concept that is ready for design, OCTRI has education opportunities to meet your needs.
The INVENT Healthcare Innovation Seminar Series covers the fundamentals of commercialization and entrepreneurship and feature talks by entrepreneurial experts across the region. Seminars will be held every other month.
Participants: The series is open to anyone at OHSU with an interest in innovation as well as the public.
Review series content for upcoming topics, dates, and locations.
Increase your application's competitiveness with this proposal development resource. Receive free advice and feedback from a panel of SBIR/STTR experts on your commercialization strategy and opportunity, research approach, feasibility assessment and overall readiness, among other critical review components. View more details. Closed to an audience for confidentiality.
Sessions are offered 3 times annually, ahead of major SBIR/STTR deadlines:
- February 2020, TBD
- July 2020, TBD
Contact Melissa Mudd if you wish to present or have questions: email@example.com
Commercialization Design Studios are offered at no-cost to investigators by the Collaborations and Entrepreneurship (C&E) office and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI).
The Innovate Challenge is an OHSU student idea competition, intended for student-led concepts or technologies. Students will come away with the resources and skills to:
- Develop an effective business pitch
- Understand the basics of bringing a concept from idea to market
- Grasp the fundamentals of commercialization.
Participants also compete to win one of multiple cash awards (up to $30k!). Competition Details
Registration is open for the 2020 competition, now through March 2nd 2020.
SBIR/STTR grant programs
The federal government provides early-stage capital for startups through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant programs. Learn more at: https://www.sbir.gov/
"All about the SBIR Grant Process: An insider's Perspective" a comprehensive look into the SBIR/STTR programs for OHSU and Portland bioscience community by Dr. Jim O'Halloran, expert SBIR veteran and study section reviewer. This seminar was hosted by OCTRI and the Oregon Bioscience Incubator in April 2019.
OHSU's Entrepreneur-In-Residence program offers valuable support to OHSU clinicians and researchers as they develop innovations for commercialization. Listen to Steve Runnels, one of OHSU's EIRs, discuss his role in an interview by EIR Podcast.
Support for entrepreneurship at OHSU
OCTRI's provides entrepreneur education opportunities at no cost to our investigators.