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


Northwestern University at Chicago

COALESCE is a free online educational resource developed by Northwestern University researchers to foster cross-disciplinary, collaborative research in the health sciences. COALESCE features four online modules - an introduction to the science of team science (SciTS) and three modules focused on particular applied areas: basic biomedical, behavioral, and clinical medical sciences. The SciTS modules house short videos, animations, and activities covering a wide range of introductory topics, including assembling, managing, and evaluating a team.

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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.


Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual for Investigator-Initiated Studies

The CTSA Collaborative Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Workgroup identified a need to provide guidance, training and resources in DSMB practices for investigator-initiated research studies. To promote clinical and translational research, the CTSA Collaborative DSMB Workgroup, supported by NCATS, has produced an online DSMB Training Manual with a focus on investigator-initiated studies. This manual provides information and training for Principal Investigators, DSMB members, IRB members, biostatisticians, and research staff on how to work effectively with DSMBs.

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NIH Repays Your Student Loans - CTSA Program Webinar

An in-depth overview of the NIH Loan Repayment Program from the Division of Loan Repayment Director, Dr. Erika Boone. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research centers.

Acute Care Research Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals

In an effort to create learning standards and performance evaluation metrics for acute care research clinical research professionals (ACR-CRPs), the Cincinnati Acute Care Research Council (ACRC) defined 28 specialty core competencies in acute care research grounded in the CRP domains and competencies originally developed by the Joint Task Force (JTF) of Clinical Trial Competency.


The Healthcare Analytics specialized studies program is ideal for professionals who want to pursue or advance their career. The program is designed for both healthcare and information technology professionals looking to learn research and analytical skills to collect, organize, and visualize data in order to change the healthcare landscape. Using data analytics in a healthcare setting can improve patient outcomes, lower costs, improve the quality of care, enhance health delivery system performance, and optimize business operations.

IND and IDE Sponsor and Investigator Training

This training provides information regarding the sponsor and investigator requirements for an IND or IDE as well as resources to ensure compliance with FDA regulations. 

Biostatistics Core Seminar Series: "Exploratory Data Analysis", Advance-CTR

Presented by the Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Core of Advance-CTR, this bi-monthly Seminar Series offers instruction on data analysis (first Tuesday of each month), and study design (last Thursday of each month). The Seminars are available to attend in-person, or remotely via Zoom, and are always made available after the fact as a recording. Seminar Description: This seminar presents types of variables, summary statistics, measures of center, basic graphs (boxplots, histograms, etc).

University of Arkansas Translational Research Institute Video Training Library

On-demand training videos are sorted by categories and include biomendical informatics, biostatics, entrepreneurship, implementation science and regulatory compliance. 

These videos are publicly available. 

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.

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.

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