Training Opportunities

Our training catalog includes the resources you need to advance your skills as a clinical research professional. We offer a variety of tools and training opportunities, including face-to-face/Zoom courses, online modules, and videos. CTSC training resources are free of cost for UNM faculty, staff, and students, and the public.

Browse CTSC resources aligned to the CTSA competency domains. Click the title to register, to access a training course, module, video, or document. You may also browse our training schedule on UNM Events calendar to view our upcoming Zoom courses.

Explore the current course descriptions below (updated January 2021).

CTSC Training Catalog

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CD2H Labs

Project portal
This site collects National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) projects that are currently in development. Provides early access for experimentation to a variety of tools.

Monitoring and Reporting Safety

57 page document
This document from Duke University defines adverse event and serious adverse events. It provides specific guidance for documenting an event correctly. This module provides regulatory guidance for determining if an event is reportable under 45 CFR Part 46. In addition, it discusses what, when, and how to report events to the FDA, sponsor, funding agency, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the IRB.

Developing a Community Advisory Board for Research Toolkit

33 page document
More and more, grant proposals are requesting researchers to ensure that they have worked with or plan to integrate the community into their research proposal. One approach to this is to develop a community advisory board (CAB) who can provide feedback into all aspects of your research study including:
1) developing research questions;
2) developing recruitment plans;
3) reviewing study assessments or procedures;
4) discuss ethical considerations around your research;
5) provide different perspectives into the data interpretation; and/or
6) considering non-traditional dissemination methods.
This toolkit is intended to assist researchers in navigating the processes of developing and establishing a community advisory board (CAB) for their research studies. Practical tips and step-by-step guidelines are provided. From the University of Southern California.

Project Management in Clinical Research

45 minute video
This is a lecture on project management. From the Ohio State University.
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Managing Communication and Conflict

30 minute video
This is a talk on managing communication and conflict resolution. From the Ohio State University.

Practical Team Science

3-hour live Zoom session
Participants in this fast-paced course will learn a variety of approaches to understanding and engaging in team science.

Community Engagement and Research: Introduction and Best Practices Registration

2-hour live Zoom session
This course covers the basics of community-engaged research (CEnR) and why it is an important approach for translational science and includes the following topics: the difference between CEnR and traditional research, benefits of CEnR, barriers and challenges, and best practices.
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CTSC Qualitative Research Network

Network offering 1-hour live Zoom sessions
Each meeting offers opportunities for networking and covers a main topic discussion or presentation. Example meeting topics: Conducting Qualitative Research from a Distance in our New COVID World, Using NVivo for Lit Reviews, Using NVivo with Research Teams, and Bringing Patient Voices to American Health Care with DIPEx Methodology and the Health Experience Research Network (HERN).

Qualitative Research Office Hours

1-hour live Zoom sessions
Live monthly session hosted by CTSC Senior Qualitative Researcher Heidi Brakey. Each session consists of a 30-minute lecture followed by  Q&A. Topics include:
  • Basics of coding
  • Basics of NVivo coding
  • Running reports in NVivo
  • Basics of interviewing
  • Basics of focus group facilitation

Data Best Practices

Large set of searchable pages
This best practice repository from CD2H includes resources on a wide variety of data practices.

Large Scale Network Phenotype Development, Evaluation & Characterization

115 minute video
In this resource from CD2H, members of the OHDSI community present the plenary session on Large Scale Network Phenotype Development, Evaluation and Characterization.

Metasharing for Biobanks - CD2H

55 minute video
Listen to opening remarks by CD2H leader Chris Chute, MD, DrPH. Guest speakers include Danielle Mowery, PhD; Marylyn Ritchie, PhD & Christian Stoeckert, PhD of UPenn; and Rohit Gupta, MD, PhD of UCSF with a discussion of biospecimens and their phenotypes for data sharing.

Planning for Data Collection

45 page document
This document from Duke University describes how data can be shared, who is involved in the process, who owns the data, who can sign an agreement, why the data are collected, what data are needed, defining the data elements and creating the data dictionary, when data will be collected, how data will be collected, where data will be stored, documenting the data plan, building and testing the database, and defining the data collection process.

RedCap Basic Training

1 hour video
Beginning class for learning REDCap. Learn your way around the interface. Create a basic project and survey.

CTSC Database Overview

1-hour live Zoom session
This informational session with Kevin Wesley provides an overview to data resources available to HSC researchers through the CTSC. Topics include how to request data through the CTSC Clinical Data Warehouse.

REDCap Basic Training

1-hour live Zoom session
Beginning class for learning REDCap. Learn your way around the interface. Create a basic project and survey.

REDCap Beyond the Basics

1-hour live Zoom session
Picks up where the Basic Training class leaves off. Learn more about enhancing your basic REDCap projects with additional functionality. Topics include longitudinal functions, the project data dictionary, automated surveys, double-data-entry and more
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Essential Knowledge in Pediatric Clinical Trials

1 hour video
Learners are introduced to key concepts in pediatric research and explore design considerations related to pediatric research.

Good Clinical Practice Lab A: Fundamentals of Clinical Research Ethics

2-hour live Zoom session + 2-4 hours of online reading
Explore the principles and context of ethical human research. Learners will examine protocol, consent, and conduct documents. Enroll in GCP Labs A-D to get a Good Clinical Practice certificate good for 3 years. Offered by the CTSC.

Good Clinical Practice Lab B: Informed Consent

2-hour live Zoom session + 2-4 hours of online reading
Explore the informed consent process, its challenges, and the tools you can use in informed consent. Enroll in GCP Labs A-D to get a Good Clinical Practice certificate good for 3 years.

Good Clinical Practice Lab C: Manage Quality

2-hour live Zoom session + 2-4 hours of online reading
Learn to identify the types of things that can go wrong in a human research trial and how to respond to them. Enroll in GCP Labs A-D to get a Good Clinical Practice certificate good for 3 years.

Good Clinical Practice Lab D: FDA Audits, ClinicalTrials.gov and Budgeting

2-hour live Zoom session + 2-4 hours of online reading
Explore best practices for navigating the FDA inspection process and learn about researcher obligations in budgeting and communication. Enroll in GCP Labs A-D to get a Good Clinical Practice certificate good for 3 years.

Responsible Budgeting for Clinical Trials

1-hour live Zoom session
Learn to develop a budget for an industry-sponsored clinical trial, how to identify costs in a clinical trial, the types of costs in a budget and about Standard of Care vs. Research.

CIRTification for Human Research Protections

4 hours
CIRTification Online is a free, web-based human research protections training program tailored specifically to the needs and roles of community research partners. This online course introduces learners to the basics of the research – the terminology, people, and methods. It also reviews the history of research abuses that has informed current ethical principles, rules, and regulations. To get access to CIRT, email cirtification@uic.edu.
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How to Write a Manuscript

90 minute video
In this prerecorded webinar, Dr. Richard McCallum, Editor-in-Chief of the AFMR's Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM), explores the essentials of manuscript preparation.

AHRQ Grant Basics

2-hour live Zoom session
This course introduces learners to the Agency for Healthcare Research, Quality, and its funding priorities.

HRSA Grantsmanship

2-hour live Zoom session
With a focus on best practices in strategy and decision-making, this course introduces learners to the key elements involved in a successful HRSA grant application.

NIH Grantsmanship

1-hour live Zoom session
With a focus on best practices in strategy and decision-making, this course introduces learners to the key elements involved in a successful NIH grant application.

PCORI Grantsmanship Basics

1-hour live Zoom session
This course introduces the essentials of pursuing a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant.

S10 Equipment Grantsmanship

1-hour live Zoom session
This one-hour course provides an opportunity to learn proven strategies for securing S10 grants that support purchases of state-of-the-art commercially available instruments to enhance research of NIH–funded investigators.

SBIR/STTR Grantsmanship

1-hour live Zoom session
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) provide a major bridge between academic research and business impact. This 90-minute course answers questions essential to anyone considering an SBIR or STTR pursuit.
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Step By Step Guidance for Sponsors-Investigators to a Successful IND Submission

6 page document
Short document that describes the IND submission process.

ReGARDD (Regulatory Guidance for Academic Research of Drugs and Devices)

6 page document
FDA Forms for IND and IDE submissions.

All About Consents

1-hour live Zoom session
Learn how to use available templates, about what the reviewers look for, required elements.

IRB Best Practices for Follow-on Submissions

1-hour live Zoom session
Modifications, Continuing Review, Closure Common errors and how to avoid them.

Not More Than Minimal Risk Studies

1-hour live Zoom session
This session goes over:
• Exempt determination
• Expedited ReviewQuality Improvement project

Working with Multiple Sites & Multiple IRBs

1-hour live Zoom session
This session goes over:
• SINGLE IRB
• Participating & Lead sites
• IRB Reliance Agreements

IRB Best Practices for New Study Submissions

1-hour live Zoom session
Learn about IRB submission basics, common errors, and how to avoid them.

All About Protocols

1-hour live Zoom session
Learn how to use available templates, and about what the reviewers look for, as well as required elements.

Reportable New Information

1-hour live Zoom session
During the course of research, investigators may encounter events that are unexpected in nature, potentially adverse, and/or can affect the potential risks or conduct of the research. Attend this course to learn what to report and what not to report.

Study Documents

1-hour live Zoom session
Learn about regulatory binders, maintenance, version logs, archival and retention.

IRB 101

1-hour live Zoom session
Provides a brief history of ethics in research, an overview of IRB processes and requirements and the basics on how to make study submissions.
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Recognizing Unconscious Bias

5 minute video
A very short video providing insights into unconscious bias for improving patient care. From Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Supporting Yourself and Your Trainees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

90 minute video
In this workshop the NIH provides PIs, program leaders, and research group heads with insights and strategies for supporting themselves, their trainees and staff during this difficult time. Speaker: Annie Scheiner, LCMFT, OITE wellness advisor, and moderated by Sharon Milgram, PhD, NIH OITE Director. From NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE).

Stress Management and Wellness for Scientists

2 hour video
In this workshop the NIH  give you tools for not only managing stress, but also supporting your own well-being during this difficult time. The presentation will cover the importance of recognizing your own stress signals, the difference between responding vs. reacting to stress, and the roles of mindfulness and self-compassion in self-care. You will also be able to complete a self-care assessment and begin the process of developing an individualized self-care plan. From NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE).

Leadership and Management Styles Panel

45 minute video
This is a recorded panel on Leadership and Management Styles. From the Ohio State University.

Bridging the Gap: Commercialization for Clinical Researchers

4 2-hour live Zoom sessions + 8-10 hours homework
The course promotes biomedical entrepreneurship, technology transfer, management, small business finance, and other business skills needed to move basic discoveries and technologies out of the lab and into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance human health.
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Becoming A Resilient Scientist: Setting Reasonable Expectations And Healthy Boundaries For Ourselves And With Our Supervisors

2 hour video
The workshop highlights the emotional intelligence competencies needed for success in research and healthcare careers and provide insights into approaches for developing these competencies as part of your NIH experience. From NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE).