Workforce Development

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).




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DIAMOND Digital Learning Portal & e-Portfolio

DIAMOND is a collaborative discovery learning space for clinical research professionals. Through the DIAMOND portal, you can access or share competency based training offerings and assessments for workforce development. DIAMOND also provides a unique e-Portfolio system powered by Portfolium.com so you can demonstrate and document your knowledge, skills, and abilities as well indentify areas for professional development.




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