Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute Launches Tufts CTSI I LEARN Online Education Portal

Tufts CTSI I LEARN: Interactive, online training in clinical and translational research. The image includes the I LEARN logo, URL, and a photo of eyeglasses on a computer keyboard.

Platform offers non-degree professional education and training in clinical and translational research

[BOSTON, Mass. – November 9, 2020] Today Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) launched Tufts CTSI I LEARN (https://ilearn.tuftsctsi.org), a modern, interactive online learning portal offering non-degree professional education and training opportunities in clinical and translational research.

Tufts CTSI I LEARN includes live-streamed, blended synchronous and asynchronous courses, self-paced courses, and recorded seminars, workshops, and trainings to support the professional development of research stakeholders including investigators, coordinators, community members, and research participants. The user-friendly platform was built in the D2L Brightspace learning management system.

“We are delighted to launch Tufts CTSI I LEARN, the culmination of two years of excellent, intensive work by our Professional Education Team,” said Alice Rushforth, PhD, Executive Director of Tufts CTSI. “We look forward to sharing it with our partners and collaborators, and across the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium, for many years to come.”

Anyone interested in exploring Tufts CTSI I LEARN should create a free user account (https://ilearn.tuftsctsi.org/account?action=login) to access more than 100 learning opportunities. With an I LEARN account, users can keep track of their courses and earn certificates of course completion.

Course topic areas include:
• Clinical Study Operations (Good Clinical Practice)
• Scientific Concepts and Research Design
• Data Management and Informatics
• Grant Writing and Proposal Development
• Stakeholder and Community Engagement in Research
• Team Science
• Participant Recruitment for Clinical Studies and Trials
• Biostatistics and Epidemiology

“Tufts CTSI I LEARN is your one-stop shop to browse and enroll in a variety of courses,” said Kris Markman, PhD, Director of Professional Education. “Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a brand new research assistant, I LEARN can help you to thrive in your work. The I LEARN course catalog will continue to grow as faculty experts design and teach new seminars, workshops, and trainings to respond to the evolving needs of the research community.”

Tufts CTSI I LEARN is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Award Number UL1TR002544. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Tufts CTSI (https://www.tuftsctsi.org), established in 2008, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is dedicated to stimulating innovative broadly engaged team science across the translational research spectrum to improve clinical care and health. Founded by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center, it also includes other academic institutions (including all the schools of Tufts University, Brandeis University, MIT, Northeastern University; and RAND), the hospitals affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, community stakeholders, and various members of the health care industry. Tufts CTSI’s purpose is to accelerate the translation of laboratory and medical research into clinical use, widespread medical practice, and into improved health care delivery and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public. Tufts CTSI is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, award number UL1TR002544.

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