ICCTR| Education | Study Coordinator

Education and training are a crucial component of being a successful clinical research professional. All study personnel involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human subjects are required to receive adequate training.

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Education resources

Competencies for clinical research professionals

Job competencies are the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors that are required to succeed in a particular job or role. The ICCTR developed competencies for Boston Children’s clinical research professionals. The competencies, along with the supporting learning activities for each competency, can be viewed by accessing the "Training Manual for BCH Clinical Research Professionals” and the “Letter for Supervisors and Mentors." Learn more about the career ladder for clinical research professionals.

Clinical Research Virtual Mentor Email the Clinical Research Virtual Mentor for real-time answers to clinical research questions. Questions are answered in one day or less.
Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) meetings  The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), a professional membership organization, was developed to provide educational programs, certification and a forum for research professionals to exchange information. Read about the Boston Chapter, and contact Erica Denhoff, MPH, CCRP, the chair of the Boston chapter, for additional information. If you’d like to be notified of upcoming chapter meetings, contact office@socra.org.
Clinical research education opportunities View the calendar of upcoming clinical research education opportunities (VPN).
Basic Boot Camp in Clinical Research Basic Boot Camp in Clinical Research is a series of presentations teaching Boston Children’s study coordinators and research nurses essential introductory clinical research knowledge. It is offered virtually through NetLearning. Learn more.
Boston Children's Clinical Research Operations Certification Program The ICCTR offers the Boston Children's Clinical Research Operations Certification Program, which is designed for non-investigator study staff to gain well-rounded knowledge related to conducting clinical and translational research in compliance with Good Clinical Practice, Boston Children’s policies, and Massachusetts and federal regulations. Download the information sheet to learn about the requirements. Contact Erica Denhoff with any questions.