Clinical Research Training

Human Subjects Training via CITI Program - required every 3 years for all clinical research investigators and research staff. The courses available are: 

  • Group 1 Biomedical Researcher and Key Personnel  
  • Group 2 Social and Behavioral Researchers and Key Personnel
  • Social & Behavioral Educational Researchers (SBR) - Spanish
  • Biomedical Researchers - Spanish

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course via CITI Program – required every 3 years  for clinical trial investigators and research staff. The courses available are: 

  • Good Clinical Practice 
  • GCP for Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research
  • GCP with (US FDA focus) - Spanish 

Informed Consent Training - Mandatory -  All research staff involved in the informed consent (coordinators and nurses) process must have informed consent training. This training will be in addition to the CITI human subjects training. This is a one-time training requirement. Continuing education is encouraged but not required under this policy.

Orientation for Clinical Research Staff – The clinical research staff orientation is a fully online program. This program will cover basics of CPHS (UTHealth IRB) review and approval process, Memorial Hermann Hospital review and approval process and clinical trial management. The presentations have been recorded and are available to you to watch at your own time.   

Clinical Coordinator Forum - This monthly meeting is open to all coordinators, nurses, administrators and investigators involved in clinical research.  The meeting provides both an opportunity for education and information sharing among research personnel.  Presentations highlight best practices and ethical considerations in clinical research management to engage dialogue and problem-solving among research practitioners.  

iRIS Training - The first half of the session provides participants with an overview of completing the initial IRB application and routing and sign-off process. The second half of the class provides an overview on responding  to "pending issues" when a submission is returned to the study team.

Clinical Research Education Course - Basic - The clinical research education course is offered every year in the Fall. This course covers good clinical practice guidelines from study start up, regulatory reviews, study initiation, study conduct until study closure. Registration for this course usually opens in August.   

Infectious Substances Shipping Training - this training is conducted by the Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management team. It is required every 2 years for research staff who process and ship human biological specimen. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CLINICAL RESEARCH UNITS (CRU) | BERD | REDCap
COMMITTEE FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS | ANIMAL RESEARCH | ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY | CORE LABORATORIES | SPONSORED PROJECTS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
OFFICE OF RESEARCH 

Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Clinical Trials Resource Center (CTRC)
7000 Fannin Street, Suite 795

Houston, Texas 77030
phone 713-500-3622
fax 713-500-0334
clinicaltrials@uth.tmc.edu