Training and Education for Clinical Research Staff

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What is this page?

OHSU clinical research staff may need various types of training depending on their role. This page summarizes both the trainings that OCTRI provides, as well as trainings available across OHSU. Clinical research staff can use this page to determine which training opportunities exist and which are required or recommended for their roles.

How to find the training you need

OCTRI, the IRB, RATE, and other research-related organizations at OHSU maintain a clinical research staff training checklist. Please review this checklist with your manager to determine which trainings you need to prioritize to successfully perform your research responsibilities. For a current version of the checklist, please email Bridget Adams.

In person training

OCTRI offers in-person training sessions for clinical research staff in the format of workshops and a seminar series. Review your options below.

This 4-part workshop provides 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.

  • Part 1 – Research Basics
  • Part 2 – Study Start-up IRB, CRBO
  • Part 3 – Study Start-up documentation
  • Part 4  - Study Conduct, Research Pharmacy, and Study Close-out

This course can also be helpful for new investigators interested in learning the nuts and bolts of study operations at OHSU. 

Register for each session in Compass. If you have questions, please contact Bridget Adams.

Upcoming sessions

For classes that are not currently scheduled, you can indicate your interest in Compass by searching for the course names and topics above. You will receive a notification when class sessions become available.

This series provides 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. Topics include: 

  • Writing and obtaining informed consent
  • Navigating monitoring visits and audits for clinical trials 
  • Assessing study feasibility
  • Analyzing and implementing a research protocol
  • Essential regulatory and source documents 

Register for each session in Compass. If you have questions, please contact Bridget Adams.

For classes that are not currently scheduled, you can indicate your interest in Compass by searching for the course names and topics above. You will receive a notification when class sessions become available.

Seminar series highlighting practical topics of interest to clinical and translational research professionals. Visit the OCTRI Research Forum web page for upcoming and past seminars.

On-demand training

We realize that schedules do not always align for participation in live training and development opportunities.  To meet this need, OCTRI collaborates with other research-related entities at OHSU to provide on-demand training for clinical research staff. Review your options below.

Research Subject Injuries: Identification and Reporting at OHSU

This Compass training introduces the topics of subject injuries, ethical positions, informed consent language, and clinical billing for research injuries.

It is approved for one contact hour by ACRP.

Review details and access the course.

GCP and OHSU Research Documentation Standards

This Compass training provides an overview of the International Council on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice research documentation standards and the OHSU research documentation policies. 

This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours by ACRP. 

Review details and access the course.
Handout: GCP and OHSU Research Documentation Standards eLearning (referenced in the training)

Oregon Genetic Privacy Law and Genetic and Tissue Opt Out at OHSU

This course informs OHSU investigators and study staff about the Oregon Genetic Privacy Law, how to comply with the IRB, and genetic opt out and tissue based research opt out requirements at OHSU. 

Review details and access the course.

Recognizing Coded and De-identified Data

This 10-minute training focuses on understanding the difference among the terms codedde-identified and anonymous, in reference to research data. 

Review details and access the course.

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Questions about research training at OHSU?

Please contact:

Bridget Adams, MSHS, CCRA
Program Manager
adamsb@ohsu.edu

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Clinical Research Coordinator Coffee Chats

Every third Tuesday at noon via WebEx. Share your experiences and connect with fellow coordinators.

Find details on the O2 calendar

Questions? Email Kitt Swartz.

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Check back soon for a scheduled date.

In the mean time, review qualification criteria.