Education Clearinghouse

Whether you’re new to clinical and translational science and research, or you’ve been involved for some time, there’s always something new to learn. In an effort to encourage educational resource-sharing and collaboration, CLIC has compiled a list of online and in-person courses, workshops and other educational tools related to the field of translational science. View the complete list below or narrow your search by competency, delivery method, institution or another parameter. Contact if you have any questions.

Additional datasets, guides, manuals and the like are housed in the CLIC Resource Center


Clinical Trial Quality Training Series - Monitoring of a Clinical Trial Site

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI) has developed a freely available self-study module that can be used to train academic researchers in essential concepts and practical approaches to monitoring of clinical studies. The module addresses the need for quality management across the clinical trial lifecycle as stated in the latest addendum to ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), E6(R2).


Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series

The Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series at The Carver College of Medicine features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas.

Most lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month beginning in September 2018. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and the public.

Assay Guidance Manual (AGM) Online Training Videos

NCATS offers an Assay Guidance Manual Training Workshop online in addition to the in-person workshops held throughout the year. This training workshop contains video recordings of the speakers side by side on the screen with the slides to share best practices and expert advice on assay design, development and implementation with a wider audience.

Mentor Training Program (MTP)

The CTSI Mentor Training Program is a comprehensive program with both online and in person components designed to train faculty to become the next generation of confident and effective clinical and translational research mentors. Faculty dedicated to clinical and translational research can apply for participation in the CTSI Mentor Training Program (MTP) offered annually.

Good Clinical Practice for Social and Behavioral Research eLearning Course

The Society of Behavioral Medicine is pleased to offer free National Institutes of Health (NIH) training and certification for good clinical practice in social and behavioral research. Effective January 1, 2017, all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in applying for, conducting, overseeing, or managing clinical trials should be trained in good clinical practice and may be required to show documentation of training completion.

Essentials of Clinical Research Course - Recorded Sessions (Modules 1 and 2)

This course provides a step-by-step model for how to design and conduct clinical research at Stanford. Many of the lectures are applicable to designing and conducting clinical research at other institutions. Archived (video recorded) lecture series. 

Research Mentorship Training for Mentors and Mentees

The National Reserach Mentoring Network’s research mentor and mentee training workshops are designed to help maximize the effectiveness of mentoring relationships. This evidence-based training provdies mentors and mentees the skills and resources to maximize problem solving and navigation of mentoring relationships.

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Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring: An Online Curriculum for the Professional Development of Research Mentors

The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute has developed a free, self-paced, online, professional development course designed to prepare faculty from a range of disciplines to be effective research mentors for junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.

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Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS)

Are you ready to take a deeper dive into the world of clinical and translational science?

Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) provides medical professionals with foundational knowledge of research terminology, research methods and processes, clinical epidemiology, and biomedical statistics.

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Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS)

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of the patients you serve? Do you care about making sure scientific discoveries are translated into clinical practice? Clinical and translational science is the process of turning laboratory discoveries into actionable clinical interventions that can improve the health of communities.

The Rockefeller University Education Webcasts Series

Archived webcasts on a wide range of topics related to clinical and translational science.

On Demand Library Sample Titles:

An Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER 101)
The Role of Practice Based Research Networks (PBRNs)
Good Clinical Practice: GCP Boot Camp

Clinical Scholars Presentations Sample Titles:

Skin Cancer and the Future of Novel Optical Imaging Devices
Cognitive Aging Disorders Risk Factors, Mechanisms and Potential Interventions
Hepatitis C Virus Infection and B Cell Disorders

PCATS (Presenting Clinical and Translational Science) Video Series

Principles and Techniques for Developing and Delivering Effective Scientific Presentations 

This video series was created, designed, and presented by Kevin Weinfurt, PhD and Steve Grambow PhD. 

The series starts with a brief introduction and has four major sections:

Regulatory Affairs Training Program

The Regulatory Affairs Training Program is 6 weeks and consists of weekly discussions and lectures combined with independent study. There will be opportunities to review and discuss different types of regulatory submissions, including Investigational New Drug applications (INDs) and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs). Participants will also have the opportunity to attend an IRB meeting on-site. 

Enrollment to the program occurs on a rolling calendar basis and the program is offered remotely via Webex. 

Data Monitoring Committee Training

Online video, developed as a joint project between the UW-Madison ICTR and the University of Minnesota CTSI. The training video features David DeMets, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison and James Neaton, PhD, University of Minnesota. 

This video is for training current or prospective Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) member.

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials - Online Training

These training modules consist of recorded slide presentations prepared by David DeMets, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. They provide an overview of the fundamentals of clinical trials and can be viewed at your own pace.

Note: You will need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed to view these modules.

This training module provides a brief introduction on various aspects of clinical trials.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition

Based on workshops co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design.

Download individual chapters or the full publication in pdf. Chinese translation available. 

Chapters include "Laboratory and Leadership in Science," "Staffing Your Laboratory," "Data Management and Laboratory Notebooks" and "Understanding Technology Transfer."

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Grants Process Overview

NIH Grants and Funding

Learn about the steps required for an application to proceed from planning and submission through to award and closeout. Drill down to learn more about each step in the process for guidance that can maximize your understanding of the grants process and help you submit a successful grant application.

CIRTification Training Program for Human Research Protections

CIRTification is a training program in human research protections that is tailored to the unique roles of community research partners. Ideally, this training program will not only teach community research partners about the importance of protecting research participants but also enhance the overall contribution that they are able to make to their respective research teams towards the goal of becoming co-researchers.

Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation

We are happy to announce the third edition of the course Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation to be organized in the US. The course is provided by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration with the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. CWTS, located in Leiden, the Netherlands, is a world-leading research center in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics and an important provider of high-quality bibliometric statistics.

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Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

This course is a free online lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The course focuses on the following core principles of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy.

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