Online Research Training

Frontiers has collected a variety of online resources designed to help investigators learn more about clinical and translational research. See the detailed options below.

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Introduction to Clinical Research - Course offered live each fall at KU Medical Center's Clinical Research Center.

Clinical and Translational Research Seminars - Seminar series designed to expose graduate students, fellows, junior faculty and investigators to clinical and translational research in the region. Seminars are made available on video.

Introduction to Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Researchers - Seminar series available on video for researchers who have not worked with biostatistics before.

Responsible Conduct of Research (PRVM 853) - This online course is offered in fall and spring semesters. Students, scholars and trainees who have completed the University of Kansas School of Medicine PRVM 853 course will meet NIH compliance requirements to receive instruction in responsible conduct of research.

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an introductory course each year for researchers new to clinical research. Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course is based on a curriculum on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course is offered in person in Washington and online. It is broken into five modules, with each module featuring several lectures averaging about an hour in length. While registration is required to view the current year's lectures, an archive of the previous year's course is available to all, featuring video lectures and copies of PowerPoint slides. 

This NIH course consists of a weekly lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics, and is designed to researchers with an interest in the clinical pharmacologic aspects of contemporary drug development and utilization.
The NIH also offers a bioethics course designed for anyone interested or involved in clinical research involving human subjects. Full links to 2012 course including syllabus, readings, videocasts, and podcasts of lectures. 2013 course registers in summer.
Site which provides the investigator with grant writing guidance, strategy and instruction
CTSA & Institutional:
Additional resources are available at several different Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sites across the country, and the CTSA Central website maintains a repository of selected training resources available at those institutions.
A collaborative vehicle for the CTSA's Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research/Design (BERD) Online Resources and Education taskforce to identify and share resources across the national consortium and community researchers world-wide. 
Links to biostats course materials, searchable by keyword, format, audience, etc., submitted by many consortium institutions. 
Clinical Research Professionals Basic Certificate Course (offered through the University of Iowa) 
The University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences offers a series of 60-90 minute online courses that can be taken individually or together through its ICTS Virtual University. The series of seven courses is designed to provide a basic introduction to clinical research coordination.
PRISM Online Training: Program for Readability in Science and Medicine
This training helps researchers improve the readability of their printed materials. The "plain language" workshop is customized for the research community. Many of the examples focus around the readability of consent forms.