Successful clinical and translational research projects require a well-prepared, competent workforce of clinical research professionals. Clinical research professionals (CRPs) include clinical research coordinators and others who are team members facilitating clinical research projects, including junior investigators. The need for a competent clinical research professional workforce sparked a movement by the Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training & Qualification (ECRPTQ) project team to select and modify the Joint Task Force Framework (eight competency domains) to better define the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for this profession. The DIAMOND project has created a federated educational portal to house links to shared educational materials and assessments, sorted by domain. Additionally, DIAMOND has established an e-Portfolio system and educational materials for individual professional development planning. DIAMOND will fill an educational gap by providing the CTSA consortium with an accessible training and workforce development strategy for the CRP workforce for higher quality and safer clinical trial execution.
The DIAMOND Team
A listing of the DIAMOND team members at each site. DIAMOND is a collaborative project between the Ohio State University, Tufts University, University of Michigan, and the University of Rochester.
An outline of DIAMOND’s specific aims and study activities, which focus on the creation of an online educational portal for the Clinical Research Professional workforce based on the ECRPTQ competencies.
A brief description of the competency domains that are included within the Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training and Qualifications (ECRPTQ) framework.