Course Catalog




CCTS Research Coordinator Certificate Program - Registration
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 1/25/2023

Position: Research Personnel

Topic: Career Development

Description:

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science has organized a comprehensive educational certificate program for UIC research staff involved in human subjects research [clinical and translational, community-based and/or social/behavioral research].

Primary Audience: New and/or experienced Research Coordinators, Research Specialists, or Staff who work on research projects that involve human subjects, targeting those with project, personnel and/or grants management responsibilities.

Program Goals:

  • Offer opportunities for training and professional development for research coordinators and other staff that will add value as they advance their careers at UIC.
  • Increase knowledge and self-efficacy of research staff in performing their job responsibilities.
  • Provide a seal of approval that Principal Investigators recognize as representing minimal competence when hiring and promoting research staff.
  • Communicate standards and best practices for the responsible conduct of research specific to the roles and responsibilities of research coordinators at UIC.

Elements of the RC+ Certificate Program:

  • Proof of CITI Trainings
  • Complete online course modules
  • Attend Best Practice Hour seminars
  • Attend Master Classes

*Certificate program is ONLY open to Research Staff at UIC.

Contact: ccts-training@uic.edu

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CRISS - 6/28/24 - Database Development and Data Storage
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 6/28/2024

Position: Research Personnel, Graduate Students, Pre & Post-Doctoral Trainees, Faculty

Topic: Data Management

Description:

This session will focus on (a) broad considerations for developing a database for your research study, both for the collection of study data and process tracking and (b) data storage needs over the course of NIH-funded studies to comply with NIH Data Sharing requirements.   

Speaker: 
Kathleen R. Diviak, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Director, Data Management Core  
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois Chicago

 

2023-2024 Clinical Research Investigators Seminar Series (CRISS): This training seminar series is intended to provide faculty and other investigators with information and skills needed to conduct clinical research at UIC at all stages of a study’s lifecycle.

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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Master Class - Financial Management: Post award
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 8/27/2024

Position: Research Personnel

Topic: Clinical Trial Operations/Finances

Description:

The CCTS Master Class seminar series helps clinicians, research coordinators/specialists and other health research personnel develop a better understanding of conducting human subjects research at UIC. These immersive training workshops enable participants to implement best practices for human research subject protection, recruitment, study conduct, and data safety/security.

The Master Class on Financial Management: Post award will be held over 2 days, about 2 hours per day, and will cover post-award and activities related to financial management in the post-award period. 

When: Tuesday, August 27th, from 1PM-3PM and Thursday, August 29th, from 1PM-3PM  

Register for Zoom link! 

*The program will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to those enrolled in the CCTS’s RC+ Certificate Program

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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PI 411: Taking flight - Hard-earned wisdom for establishing oneself as an independent scientist
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 11/13/2024

Position: Faculty

Topic: Career Development

Description:

Co-facilitators Taylor and Minshall will facilitate a Zoom roundtable discussion about the multiple pathways to obtaining independence as a scientist.  

Speakers: 

Dr. Renee Taylor, Professor, Occupational Therapy, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of Applied Health Sciences
Director, Model of Human Occupation and Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse, Occupational Therapy 

Dr. Richard Minshall, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology & Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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CIRTification: Community Involvement in Research Training
Self-Paced Web Course

Position:

Topic: Human Subject Protections

Description:

CIRTification: Community Involvement in Research Training is a human research protections training program designed especially for community partners. If you will be involved in research and responsible for recruiting research participants, obtaining informed consent, or collecting data, this training is for you.  This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Research: The basic terminology, activities, and people involved in research and various ethical considerations.
  • Research History: Some research abuses that have happened in the past and the rules we have now to prevent those abuses.  This module also introduces the goals of community engagement in research and the important responsibilities shared by community research partners.
  • Eligibility & Recruitment: The importance of adhering to study inclusion/exclusion criteria and best practices identifying and recruiting research participants.
  • Informed Consent: The key components of informed consent, the kinds of information included in the consent form, how to respond to participants’ questions about enrollment and withdrawal, and discussion of practical challenges and good practices.
  • The Institutional Review Board: The people on the IRB, the process of submitting to the IRB, and the criteria that IRBs apply to the review of research.
  • Collecting & Protecting Data: How to protect participant privacy and keep data safe and confidential during collection, transport, and storage.
  • Handling Issues in the Field: What do to if you suspect a co-worker of falsifying data, run into a study participant outside of work, and get challenging questions from study participants.

 

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Best Practice Hour - 6/18/24 - Clinical Trial Designs
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 6/18/2024

Position: Research Personnel

Topic: Clinical Research

Description:

This presentation will be an overview of clinical trial designs, with an emphasis on the design of FDA regulated clinical trials.

Speaker: 
Darlene Kitterman, MBA
Director, Clinical Trials Office
University of Illinois Cancer Center

RC+ Program:
Core Competency #1: Scientific Concepts & Research Design

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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Best Practice Hour - 7/16/24 - Contract Review Process for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 7/16/2024

Position: Research Personnel

Topic: Study/Site/Lab Management

Description:

An Overview of the Contract Review Process for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials

This session will provide insight into key provisions of Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Agreements (publication, confidentiality, intellectual property, subject injury reimbursement, and indemnification). Learn how the Research Administrator can facilitate the review process and help prevent delays.

Speaker: 
Brenda Barrie, CRA
Clinical Research Contracts Specialist
UIC Office of Sponsored Programs

RC+ Program:
Core Competency #5: Study and Site Management

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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Master Class - Recruitment and Retention
UIC Live Training Course


Starts 10/22/2024

Position: Research Personnel

Topic: Recruitment & Retention

Description:

The CCTS Master Class seminar series helps clinicians, research coordinators/specialists and other health research personnel develop a better understanding of conducting human subjects research at UIC. These immersive training workshops enable participants to implement best practices for human research subject protection, recruitment, study conduct, and data safety/security.

The Master Class on Recruitment and Retention will be held over 2 days, about 2 hours per day, and will cover a wide range of topics on recruitment and retention, relevant for individuals involved in recruitment for research studies.

When: Tuesday, October 22nd, from 1PM-3PM and Thursday, October 24th, from 1PM-3PM 

Register for Zoom link! 

*The program will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to those enrolled in the CCTS’s RC+ Certificate Program

Contact: Sudeshna De, Lawrie Zhang, ccts-training@uic.edu

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CCTS QUICKSet i2b2 Training
Self-Paced Web Course

Position: Any

Topic: Biomedical Informatics/Data Science

Description:

QUICKSet, or “Query UIC Knowledge Set,” is the CCTS Biomedical Informatics Core built version of the i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) framework. The purpose of this tool is to allow researchers to access de-identified clinical data from the UI Health system to obtain aggregate patient counts. QUICKSet can facilitate a study by helping researchers to quickly establish the feasibility of carrying out a research study or clinical trial, work through hypothesis creation by continually modifying their own searches, and to identify potential cohorts for clinical trials.

Completion of this training module is required to gain access to the QUICKSet system. Users can request consultations and supplementary services at the CCTS Service Request Site.

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