Faster Together: Enhancing the Recruitment of Minorities in Clinical Trials

This course aims to teach people how to enhance the recruitment of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials. Key topics include the importance of diversity in clinical trials, barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical research, community engagement, effective communication, educating about clinical trials, provider outreach, effective prescreening and enrollment, person-centered consent, and retention. Anyone with the potential to recruit can benefit from this course, whether working in a clinical setting or in the community.

The course is split into 8 weeks. You may work at your own pace and finish the course faster, if you would like. We encourage you to take the quizzes to help you learn the material. The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you will receive if you successfully complete the course requirements.

Learning Objectives

The 8 modules discuss how to navigate the following topics:

  • Understanding the Need to Increase Minority Recruitment in Clinical Trials
  • Key Principles of Community Engagement
  • Reaching Out Into the Community: Effective Communication
  • Educating Potential Research Participants
  • Outreach with Community Healthcare Providers
  • Effective Screening, Education, and Decision Support
  • Managing an Effective, Person-Centered Consent Process
  • Person-centered Retention
Scientific concepts and research design
Clinical trial operations
Study and site management
Leadership and professionalism
Communication and teamwork
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Time Required
9 hours
On demand
Delivery Method

Submitted by Teresa Long, MS on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 08:38 . Last modified on 09/08/2021