Training by Competency

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Training by Competency:

This is a list of course offerings mapped to the Duke WE-R clinical research competencies. A full list of the competencies and associated assessments for tier advancement can be found on the WE-R Tier Advancement page. 

If you encounter any broken links we missed in an online module, please let us know using this form.

Jump to: Research Operations | Safety and Ethics | Data | Scientific Concepts | Site and Study Management | Leadership and Professionalism | RPL Competencies

Duke has purchased the all-access webinar package from CITI. There are over 120 webinars to choose from on various research topics! Here is a tip sheet for adding the webinars to your Duke Health CITI Account.

You can find webinars that are currently available listed on the CITI Website. Additionally, DOCR has organized them all by clinical research competency and domain for you in this spreadsheet. The spreadsheet can be filtered by domain, competency, or webinar title.

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Engagement Activity Packet: Contracts and Agreements 
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Research Related Agreements: The Basics for Clinical Research Study Teams | 00152721

This online basics course is an overview of typical clinical research-related contracts and agreements and how they are handled at Duke, along with an introduction to the Duke Office of Research Contracts (ORC).

Course Objectives:

  • Identify typical agreements/contracts (MTAs, CTAs, CDAs, DTAs)
  • Recognize when typical agreements are necessary
  • Describe processes for putting agreements in place
  • Discuss tips and tricks for designing databases for research purposes
  • Identify special considerations and tips when establishing an agreement

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Industry Funded Clinical Research - Process for Contracts | RCC Module for Financial Staff 

This course presents information regarding the contract approval process for industry-supported research, and details best practices for preparing a successful SPS entry for industry-sponsored research projects.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline information regarding the contract approval process for industry-supported research that will enable getting the contract signed
  • Detail best practices for preparing a successful SPS entry for industry-supported research projects

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Investigational New Drug Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities | 00122655 

This training will cover the responsibilities associated with maintaining an IND and is intended for academic investigators who will hold an IND. This training consists of ten modules. The first nine modules will cover IND sponsor responsibilities that must be fulfilled by investigators who conduct a clinical investigation run under an IND. Investigators fulfilling a dual role as sponsor and investigator, in other words, sponsor-investigators, must fulfill the responsibilities of both sponsors and investigators.

The Modules include:

  • Introduction to IND Sponsors and Investigator Responsibilities
  • Overview of IND Maintenance and Tracking
  • IND Annual Reports
  • IND Safety Reporting
  • IND Information and Amendments
  • Maintaining Accountability Records for INDs
  • IND Protocol Amendments
  • IND Monitoring and Multi-Center Trails
  • Financial Disclosure
  • IND Investigator Responsibilities

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Investigational Device Exemption Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities | 00122655 

This training will cover the responsibilities associated with maintaining an IDE and is intended for academic investigators who will hold that IDE for a significant risk device study. This training consists of ten modules. The first nine modules will cover IDE sponsor responsibilities and the final module will cover responsibilities that must be fulfilled by investigators who conduct a significant risk device study run under an IDE. Investigators fulfilling a dual role as sponsor and investigator, in other words, sponsor-investigators, must fulfill the responsibilities of both sponsors and investigators.

The Modules include:

  • Introduction to IDE Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities
  • Overview of IDE Maintenance and Tracking
  • IDE Progress Reports and Final Reports
  • IDE Modifications
  • Unanticipated Adverse Device Effects
  • IDE Reports
  • Maintaining Accountability Records for IDEs
  • IDE Monitoring and Multi-Center Trails
  • Financial Disclosure
  • IDE Investigator Responsibilities

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Regulating Medical Products: FDA Oversight of Drugs and Devices | 00151992 

This course provides an overview of how the FDA regulates drugs and medical devices that are tested using clinical trials.

Register


Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality 

Regulatory Affairs Training Program


CITI Training

  • ICH - Comparison Between ICH GCP E6 and U.S. FDA Regulations
  • The CITI Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
  • Investigator Obligations in FDA-Regulated Research
  • Overview of U.S. FDA Regulations for Medical Devices

These modules are included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.

Engagement Activity Packet: Institutional Regulatory Policies and Processes
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Institutional Regulatory Policies and Procedures in Clinical Research Management - DOCR | 00139987 

This course will provide Duke employees engaged in clinical research with information about regulations, guidelines, and policies for conducting clinical research at Duke University.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Find and follow applicable standards, guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures for performing clinical research at Duke
  • Identify and interpret policies and regulations regarding Duke Health IRB oversight of research 
  • Describe study elements that must be approved by or reported to the Duke Health IRB             
  • Identify research approval elements and responsible offices at Duke

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IRB Overview - DOCR-RES-300 

This course offers an overview of the DUHS IRB review process and requirements, federal regulations, and Duke policies pertaining to research involving human subjects. The course highlights tools available to study teams on the IRB web site; presents an example of an eIRB submission; and provides strategies for working efficiently with the IRB.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the DUHS IRB’s scope of oversight – what does and what does not require review by the DUHS IRB
  • Describe the IRB review process
  • Outline a basic overview of the eIRB system, including how to gain access to eIRB, how to use and navigate within eIRB, how to find out study status, and how to get help with eIRB
  • Describe reporting to the IRB
  • Describe how to communicate with the IRB and make use of the many tools available on the IRB website

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ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Submission Overview  |  In-person

This course will describe ClinicalTrials.gov, when and how to register a study on the site, and review FDAAA and ICMJE requirements. Participants will discuss practice examples, results reporting requirements, and identify helpful institutional and national resources for using the site.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe what ClinicalTrials.gov is and what it can do
  • Discuss why you should register your study (FDAAA & ICMJE)
  • Identify FDAAA required informed consent language
  • Identify who is responsible for registration (Responsible Party)
  • Discuss results reporting requirements
  • Describe how registration works at Duke
  • Identify Help Resources (institutional & national)
  • Discuss practice examples

Register


Navigating Clinical Research at Duke: What You Need to Know - DOCR  | 00141224 

This course is part of the Express Start onboarding collection. It will provide the general organizational structure of Duke, central support offices, and an overview of a Clinical Research Unit (CRU) and Oversight Organization (OO).

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Prompt Reporting to the IRB WBT - DOCR  | 00145900 

This 10 minute online module will walk you through protocol deviations and their counterparts protocol violations, adverse events and unanticipated problems, and the subsequent steps of reporting these events to the IRB.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what constitutes a protocol deviation, violation, adverse event, and unanticipated problem
  • Recognize what events need to be reported to the IRB
  • Identify FDAAA required informed consent language
  • IRecall the reporting timeframe for these events
  • Attest to abiding by the policy requirements detailed in Problems or Events that Require Prompt Reporting to the IRB.

Register

Study Documentation Regulations and Best Practices - DOCR | 00137344 

This course outlines the required components of study documentation for all clinical research, defines standard documentation terminology, and applies knowledge of documentation best practices to everyday scenarios faced by study teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline required components of study documentation for all clinical research
  • Distinguish between documentation regulations and best practice
  • Define standard documentation terminology
  • Apply knowledge of documentation best practices to day-to-day documentation scenarios faced by study teams

Register

Engagement Activity Packet: Investigational Products 
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Investigational Product Management and Accountability for the Study Team | 00178713 | Online

This online course is intended to help clinical research personnel get started working with investigational products at Duke. Clinical research staff may be responsible for different aspects of managing and documenting an Investigational Product (IP) or Investigational Study Drug (ISD); including arrival, storage, tracking, provision to research participants, and (if applicable) return and/or destruction. These roles may also serve as the primary coordinator with study sponsors, Duke Department of Pharmacy Investigational Drug Services (IDSs), and other parties as necessary. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and interpret policies for administration of investigational products (IP) 
  2. Recognize when an Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application is needed 
  3. Describe study design requirements for studies involving IP
  4. Describe potential documentation requirements related to IP
  5. Identify personnel responsible for various IP management activities
  6. Describe requirements and processes for using the Duke Investigational Drug Services (IDSs)

Register


Regulating Medical Products: FDA Oversight of Drugs and Devices | 00151992 

This course provides an overview of how the FDA regulates drugs and medical devices that are tested using clinical trials.

Register


CITI Training

  • Overview of New Drug Development
  • Conducting Investigator-Initiated Studies According to FDA Regulations and GCP
  • The CITI Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
  • Managing Investigational Agents According to GCP Requirements
  • Overview of U.S. FDA Regulations for Medical Devices

These modules are included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


Investigational Products (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Overview of the basics of Investigational Product management and use during a clinical trial. Topics include inventory and temperature control and recommendations for source documentation.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

DOCR Research Wednesday recording on OARC Updates (5/10/23)


CITI Training

  • Monitoring of Clinical Trials by Industry Sponsors
  • Audits and Inspections of Clinical Trials

These modules are included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


Monitoring and Auditing (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Describes the routine monitoring and auditing activities that occur during a clinical study. This topic includes information on the purpose, what to expect, and tips to prepare for these Sponsor activities.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Study Documentation Refresher Series 3: Participant Level Documentation | 00145567 

This 15 to 20 minute module discusses what documents are “participant level” along with some specifics around informed consent, research data, and source data documentation. You’ll also learn how case report forms are used to report research data to the sponsor.

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Study Documentation Regulations and Best Practices - DOCR | 00137344 

This course outlines the required components of study documentation for all clinical research, defines standard documentation terminology, and applies knowledge of documentation best practices to everyday scenarios faced by study teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline required components of study documentation for all clinical research
  • Distinguish between documentation regulations and best practice
  • Define standard documentation terminology
  • Apply knowledge of documentation best practices to day-to-day documentation scenarios faced by study teams

Register


Interventional Study Eligibility Documentation | 00190949

This training is for investigators and research teams at Duke who will create eligibility source documentation for interventional clinical research studies that are open to participant accrual. Interventional clinical research includes studies with an OnCore protocol type of Treatment, Prevention, Device Feasibility, Diagnostic, Screening or Supportive Care.

Learning Objectives

  • Define study eligibility determination.

  • Document study eligibility using two appropriate methods.

  • Attest to your understanding of Duke policy related to documenting study eligibility.

Register


OnCore Training for the Clinical Research Coordinator - DOCR | 00110056 

This online training course will provide step by step instructions on completing specific tasks relevant to the basic function(s) of a Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke.

This module covers:

  • Subject Administration
  • Subject Calendars & Tracking
  • Reporting

Register


OnCore Training for the Regulatory Coordinator - DOCR | 00114396 

This online training course will provide step by step instructions on completing specific tasks relevant to the basic function(s) of a Clinical Research Regulatory Coordinator at Duke.

This module covers:

  • Regulatory Workflows at Duke
  • Using the PC Console
  • Reporting Functions

Register


MC Clinical Research 100 E-Learning Module | 00129623 

This module provides instruction for new clinical researchers who will work in a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) user role or as a refresher for existing clinical research staff. Research Dashboard and system functionality will be reviewed in the module. This course, as well as passing an end-of-course test, is a requirement for CRC access to Maestro Care.

This module covers:

  • The Research Dashboard
  • Enrolling Patients in Studies
  • Order Management
  • Encounters-linking
  • Conducting and Documenting a Patients Study Visit
  • Navigating the In Patient Record- Chart Review

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Essential Documents for a Clinical Study (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Describes the requirements for Clinical Study essential documents. Describes the type of essential documents collected for a Clinical Study during the different study phases.

Source Documentation (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

A review of the terms source data and source documents. Describes the key attributes of source documents, the intent of ALCOA and CCEA and describes the appropriate processes for creating, maintaining and storing source documents.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Strategies to Support Retention of Clinical Research Participants | DOCR | 00161197 

This new online module is now available in the LMS! This module was developed in collaboration with the RIC, DOCR, and CERI and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The purpose of this online module is to reviews the strategies clinical research teams can implement to support the retention of clinical research participants. There are resources and tips shared within this module that will help clinical research personnel work through this critical part of their role.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define participant retention
  2. Describe strategies for retention and their importance
  3. Identify ways to set clear study expectations to support retention
  4. Discuss the importance of study continuation with participants

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Just Ask Online: Intro to Health Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research -DOCR | 00151133 

The course is designed to provide study teams with an overview of the Just Ask concept, health disparities, health equity, and the current state of diversity in clinical trials. The online version of Just Ask begins to frame the ‘why’ around being mindful and intentional in our work to engage, recruit, and retain a diverse population of research participants. It also provides a few resources and ideas for how study teams can intentionally begin to incorporate health equity and diversity lens into study plans.

  • Define health disparities
  • Differentiate between health equity and equality
  • Recognize the lack of diversity in clinical trials
  • Discuss the importance of diversity in clinical trials
  • Recognize your role and the study team's role in diversity planning for studies

Register


Readability Fundamentals for Clinical Research Participant Engagement Materials; DOCR | 00160856

The purpose of this online module is to provide clinical research staff with the foundational information needed to create readable engagement materials for clinical research studies. There are resources, tools, and tips within this module that will help clinical research personnel work through this critical part of their role.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define readability and health literacy
  2. Recognize the fundamentals of readability in the context of clinical research
  3. Recognize the importance of producing materials that participants can understand
  4. Identify ways to assess the readability of materials and confirm participant understanding

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Recruitment Innovation Center through CTSI | On-demand

Plain Language Mini-Consults: Our plain language mini-consult will provide you with a lay-summary of your research, bulleted statements and taglines that you can use in your advertising materials and a lay-friendly concise summary of your project that you can use in your informed consent form.


Engagement, Recruitment, and Retention Certificate Program | Set Schedule (Nomination Required) - Click for webpage

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Recruitment Innovation Center has collaborated with DOCR to gather a team of experts across Duke and beyond to create a certificate program focused on engaging, recruiting, and retaining clinical research participants that is free to Duke research staff. Program Goals

  • Develop a cohort of engagement, recruitment, and retention specialists who can serve as a resource for their clinical research units, departments, and divisions.
  • Bolster the skills that are necessary for both meaningful and inclusive engagement, recruitment, and retention engagement practices.
  • Help study teams think critically about participant engagement and recruitment and participant engagement from perspectives other than their own.

Engagement Activity Packet: Recruitment and Screening
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Clinical Research Recruitment Regulations and Tools - DOCR | 00153576

The course is designed to provide study teams with an overview of recruitment planning at Duke. The course includes information about the Engagement Policy, obtaining IRB approval for your recruitment plans and materials, branding requirements when you’re targeting Duke Health patients, and Maestro Care tools that support your efforts to identify people who are eligible for your studies.

  • Discuss Duke policies related to recruitment and engagement.
  • Recognize the importance of planning for recruitment.
  • Recognize the process for obtaining IRB approval for recruitment plans and materials.
  • Recall branding requirements when recruiting Duke Health patients.
  • Discuss Maestro Care tools as a means to identify eligible participants.

Register


Readability Fundamentals for Clinical Research Participant Engagement Materials; DOCR | 00160856

The purpose of this online module is to provide clinical research staff with the foundational information needed to create readable engagement materials for clinical research studies. There are resources, tools, and tips within this module that will help clinical research personnel work through this critical part of their role.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define readability and health literacy
  2. Recognize the fundamentals of readability in the context of clinical research
  3. Recognize the importance of producing materials that participants can understand
  4. Identify ways to assess the readability of materials and confirm participant understanding

Register


Recruitment and Engagement Policy Training -DOCR | 00135223

The Duke University Health System (DUHS) has revised language in the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) Brochure. To align with the revised NPP, the Recruitment and Engagement Policy will allow study teams to engage patients through contacts including, but not limited to portal messages, mobile health devices, telephone, electronic surveys at clinic visits or hospital admissions, or directly via one or more clinicians. Any of these methods may be used to engage patients in research related to their health, if approved by the DUHS Institutional Review Board (IRB). Training on the new policy is required prior to IRB approving updated recruitment plans utilizing expanded recruitment options.

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Just Ask Online: Intro to Health Equity and Diversity in Clinical Research -DOCR | 00151133 

The course is designed to provide study teams with an overview of the Just Ask concept, health disparities, health equity, and the current state of diversity in clinical trials. The online version of Just Ask begins to frame the ‘why’ around being mindful and intentional in our work to engage, recruit, and retain a diverse population of research participants. It also provides a few resources and ideas for how study teams can intentionally begin to incorporate health equity and diversity lens into study plans.

  • Define health disparities
  • Differentiate between health equity and equality
  • Recognize the lack of diversity in clinical trials
  • Discuss the importance of diversity in clinical trials
  • Recognize your role and the study team's role in diversity planning for studies

Register


Using Social Media for Study Recruitment: Questions to Consider | 00161752

This module will describe the purpose of recruitment using social media and provide an overview of questions to ask to help determine whether study teams should use social media as a recruitment tool. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how social media is used for recruitment in research studies. 
  2.  Identify questions to determine whether social media is right for a study.
  3. Find policies and procedures related to using social media for recruitment at Duke.

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OnCore Training: Using the SIP Console - DOCR | 00129901 

This online training course will review how to setup the Study Information Portal (SIP) console in OnCore. Information entered into the SIP console is pushed to the dukehealth.org website where the community can easily search for available research studies.

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Engagement, Recruitment, and Retention Certificate Program | Set Schedule - Click for webpage

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Recruitment Innovation Center has collaborated with DOCR to gather a team of experts across Duke and beyond to create a certificate program focused on engaging, recruiting, and retaining clinical research participants that is free to Duke research staff. Program Goals

  • Develop a cohort of engagement, recruitment, and retention specialists who can serve as a resource for their clinical research units, departments, and divisions.
  • Bolster the skills that are necessary for both meaningful and inclusive engagement, recruitment, and retention engagement practices.
  • Help study teams think critically about participant engagement and recruitment and participant engagement from perspectives other than their own.

Conducting a Study (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Explains the three stages of study conduct phases including the subject enrollment/recruitment period, the ongoing maintenance and the subject exit/completion phase including the tasks and activities associated with these stages.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Conducting a Study - Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites

Explains the three stages of study conduct phases including the subject enrollment/recruitment period, the ongoing maintenance and the subject exit/completion phase including the tasks and activities associated with these stages.

Society of Clinical Research Sites

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Phlebotomy Competency for Research | DOCR-RES-320 |  In-person

This course provides training and verifies competency for research personnel (not otherwise licensed or certified) to perform venipuncture on adults. Upon completion of the course, personnel may perform venipuncture in a research environment at Duke Medicine. This course does not train the participant to be a phlebotomy technician or provide formal certification.

This course describes the process for safely completing a venipuncture, lists the supplies needed, the acceptable sites for venipuncture, the labeling process of tubes for Duke and other labs, the potential complications, and provides an opportunity to practice venipuncture under instructor supervision.

Phlebotomy Competency Training for Research Study Personnel (03/06/2020) - This policy defines the training requirements and skills necessary to perform venipuncture/phlebotomy for the purposes of research in Duke Medicine.

Manager approval required to attend this class. 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the process for safely completing a venipuncture on an adult
  • List the supplies needed to accomplish venipuncture
  • Identify the common sites for venipuncture and sites not acceptable for venipuncture
  • List the correct order of tubes for blood collection
  • Describe the labeling process of tubes for both Duke and other labs
  • Discuss potential complications
  • Perform venipuncture with instructor supervision

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Phlebotomy Renewal Competency for Research | DOCR-RES-350 |  In-person

This competency renewal course verifies competency for research personnel (not otherwise licensed or certified) to perform venipuncture on adults. Upon completion of the course, personnel may perform venipuncture in a research environment at Duke Medicine. This course does not train the participant to be a phlebotomy technician or provide formal certification.

Phlebotomy Competency Training for Research Study Personnel (03/06/2020) - This policy defines the training requirements and skills necessary to perform venipuncture/phlebotomy for the purposes of research in Duke Medicine.

This course provides the renewal requirement for the Phlebotomy Competency for Research course. In order to renew this required learning, participants must:

  • Attend a Phlebotomy Competency Renewal course

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate phlebotomy competency on a test arm with an instructor present
  • Demonstrate knowledge of phlebotomy through successful completion of an online quiz with 80% or greater accuracy

Urine Pregnancy Screening for Research | DOCR-RES-370  |  In-person

This course outlines the requirements for conducting urine pregnancy screening for research and discusses how this differs from urine pregnancy testing performed for clinical care.  Participants will practice pregnancy screening on the QuickVue OneStep.  The QuickVue OneStep and the QuickVue OneStep + are the only DUHS IRB approved kits for pregnancy screening for research.

Urine Testing for Pregnancy Screening to Determine Eligibility to Participate in Research Studies (11/11/2018)

Course Objectives:

  • Outline the requirements for conducting urine pregnancy screening for research
  • Discuss how urine pregnancy screening for research differs from urine pregnancy testing performed for clinical care
  • Demonstrate competency with the Quidel Urine Pregnancy kit by performing one positive and one negative result and documenting the results on the hCG-Results QC log sheet

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OESO Training: click here for website

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Biosafety Level 2 and BBP for Lab Workers
  • Shipping Biological Materials
  • Chemical Safety-Orientation
  • Chemical Safety-Update
  • Laboratory Safety General

 

Engagement Activity Packet: Study Documentation
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Study Documentation Regulations and Best Practices - DOCR | 00137344 

This course outlines the required components of study documentation for all clinical research, defines standard documentation terminology, and applies knowledge of documentation best practices to everyday scenarios faced by study teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline required components of study documentation for all clinical research
  • Distinguish between documentation regulations and best practice
  • Define standard documentation terminology
  • Apply knowledge of documentation best practices to day-to-day documentation scenarios faced by study teams

Register


Study Documentation Refresher Series 2: Study Level Documentation | 00145562 

This 20 to 25 minute module discusses what study level documentation is, how to maintain it, and resources for creating and maintaining a compliant regulatory binder. You’ll also learn what documents are required for different types of studies and the importance of SOPs.

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Study Documentation Refresher Series 4: How To’s and Best Practices | 00145568

This 10 to 15 minute module discussed best practices for maintaining study documentation, proper practices for notation of changes, and when a note/memo to file might be required. You’ll also hear about when a protocol deviation would require both a Note/Memo to File and reporting to the IRB.

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Post Approval Submission Forms in iRIS - DOCR| 00121335 

This course is designed to outline the basic functions of post approval submission forms using the iRIS system including:

  • DUHS IRB Amendment Forms
  • DUHS IRB Migration Amendment Forms
  • DUHS IRB SAE/AE Forms
  • DUHS IRB Continuing Review Forms
  • DUHS IRB Study Closure Forms
  • DUHS IRB KSP Forms

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eReg Training

eReg is an electronic regulatory binder that interfaces with OnCore. Clinical research staff complete training based on functions they will perform in eREG.

eREG Support Page


Online training provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)

  • Essential Documents for a Clinical Study: Describes the requirements for Clinical Study essential documents. Describes the type of essential documents collected for a Clinical Study during the different study phases.
  • Source Documentation: A review of the terms source data and source documents. Describes the key attributes of source documents, the intent of ALCOA and CCEA and describes the appropriate processes for creating, maintaining and storing source documents.
  • Delegation and Training: An overview of study task delegation and the importance of providing/documents study training for site staff.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Conducting a Study - Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites

Explains the three stages of study conduct phases including the subject enrollment/recruitment period, the ongoing maintenance and the subject exit/completion phase including the tasks and activities associated with these stages.

Society of Clinical Research Sites


Subject Visit Tracking in OnCore | 00147730

This micro-learning video will (1) provide updated instructions for completion of the Subject Visit Update Screen. (2) help you understand the impact of subject visit tracking on Oncore Financials. (3) Review best practices and their importance in avoiding critical billing errors.

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Timeline, Research Ordering, and Essential Linking in Maestro Care

This course reviews workflows for adding timelines, research associating orders and linking appointments & encounters in Maestro Care.

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OnCore Training: PC Console Overview for OnCore Financials -DOCR | 00120785 

This course is required to be completed as a prerequisite before attending the instructor-lead OnCore Financial Training classes. By the end of this course you will have an introductory understanding of the PC Console for OnCore Financials.

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OnCore Training for the Clinical Research Coordinator - DOCR | 00110056

This online training course will provide step by step instructions on completing specific tasks relevant to the basic function(s) of a Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke.

This module covers:

  • Subject Administration
  • Subject Calendars & Tracking
  • Reporting

Register


OnCore Training for the Regulatory Coordinator - DOCR | 00114396 

This online training course will provide step by step instructions on completing specific tasks relevant to the basic function(s) of a Clinical Research Regulatory Coordinator at Duke.

This module covers:

  • Regulatory Workflows at Duke
  • Using the PC Console
  • Reporting Functions

Register


Getting Started with Your Clinical Research Portfolio - DOCR | 00141253 

This course is part of the Express Start onboarding collection. It will provide tips and tricks for becoming familiar with your clinical research portfolio. This course will also provide tools and resources to help you get started participating in the management of your clinical research studies.

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DOCR RPN+ Foundational Series Session recording on Typical Clinical Research Meetings and Participating Effectively


LinkedIn Learning Videos: 


Resources:

Research Program Leader Express Start Transcript: Leading Effective Project Meetings

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Engagement Activity Packet: Adverse Events
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Adverse Events: Identify, Document, Report - DOCR| 00147847 | Web-based offering

The course is designed to help clinical research study teams understand adverse events and the processes surrounding them at Duke. The module addresses identifying adverse events for research studies, collecting and documenting data regarding adverse events, and reporting these events to different governing bodies.

The course provides guidance to help develop a baseline in the following WE-R clinical research competencies:

  • Safety and Ethics: Adverse Events
  • Safety and Ethics: Sponsor/Regulatory Reporting

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Post Approval Submission Forms in iRIS - DOCR| 00121335 | Web-based offering

This course is designed to outline the basic functions of post approval submission forms using the iRIS system including:

  • DUHS IRB Amendment Forms
  • DUHS IRB Migration Amendment Forms
  • DUHS IRB SAE/AE Forms
  • DUHS IRB Continuing Review Forms
  • DUHS IRB Study Closure Forms
  • DUHS IRB KSP Forms

Register


Prompt Reporting to the IRB WBT - DOCR  | 00145900 | Web-based offering

This 10 minute online module will walk you through protocol deviations and their counterparts protocol violations, adverse events and unanticipated problems, and the subsequent steps of reporting these events to the IRB.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what constitutes a protocol deviation, violation, adverse event, and unanticipated problem
  • Recognize what events need to be reported to the IRB
  • Identify FDAAA required informed consent language
  • IRecall the reporting timeframe for these events
  • Attest to abiding by the policy requirements detailed in Problems or Events that Require Prompt Reporting to the IRB.

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CITI Training

  • Detecting and Evaluating Adverse Events
  • Reporting Serious Adverse Events

These modules are included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


Adverse Events and Safety (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Explains and defines an Adverse Event. Describes the Investigator’s role and responsibilities regarding Subject Safety and reporting requirements for Serious Adverse Events.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Engagement Activity Packet: Informed Consent
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Informed Consent Process and Procedures for Clinical Research | 00150119

This course is intended for clinical research study teams and will help you understand planning for informed consent, the informed consent process, and documenting consent at Duke. Note: this course is required by IRB Policy for anyone who will consent participants to a research study.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of informed consent and informed consent documentation
  • Identify and define types of consent and the elements of the informed consent form (ICF)
  • List and describe supporting documentation of the informed consent process (e.g. consent forms, consent notes, waivers).
  • Identify and interpret policies and regulations related to the informed consent process and HIPAA
  • Describe requirements related to ensuring participant comprehension of informed consent and ICFs (e.g. reading level and translation requirements)
  • Describe how the consent process is planned and diagnose errors in consent planning
  • Describe the procedure for conducting and documenting consent for participants

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Elements of Effective eConsent Design | 00163541 

This module reviews the elements of effective eConsent design and delivery to support effective informed consent to clinical research. Upon completion of this online module, you will be able to describe these elements, including: cognitive load, multimedia, interactivity, and user-centered design. This module is system agnostic, so it is not specific to using REDCap to create an eConsent. Rather, it covers how to use what we know about learning to develop an eConsent that enhances participant understanding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define eConsent
  2. Discuss basic concepts of cognitive load
  3. Discuss basic concepts of multimedia theory
  4. Define interactivity
  5. Discuss components of user-centered design

Register


Informed Consent: Remote Consenting - DOCR | 00147618 

This course is intended for study team members at Duke who may consent participants to clinical research studies remotely. Remote means the consent process is not occurring in-person.

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ConsentTools.orgThis site was developed by the WUSTL School of Medicine.

  •  Assessments – This section includes a validated assessment instrument for assessing participant understanding of a study during the informed consent process. There are several videos on when to assess understanding of consent information, how to administer an assessment, and what to do with assessment results.   
  • LARs – This section includes tools for discussing the need for an LAR and videos on how to determine the need for an LAR and how to help participants appoint an LAR.
  • eConsent – Describes evidence-informed practices when designing their eConsent processes.

MC Clinical Research 100 E-Learning Module | 00129623 

This module provides instruction for new clinical researchers who will work in a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) user role or as a refresher for existing clinical research staff. Research Dashboard and system functionality will be reviewed in the module. This course, as well as passing an end-of-course test, is a requirement for CRC access to Maestro Care.

This module covers:

  • The Research Dashboard
  • Enrolling Patients in Studies
  • Order Management
  • Encounters-linking
  • Conducting and Documenting a Patients Study Visit
  • Navigating the In Patient Record- Chart Review

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CITI Training

  • Informed Consent in Clinical Trials of Drugs, Biologics, and Devices

This module is included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


Online Training Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)

  • Clinical Practice vs. Clinical Research: An overview of the differences between the activities which occur when managing patients during routine Clinical Practice versus the activities when you are managing subjects as part of a Clinical Research Study.
  • IRB/IEC Responsibilities and Informed Consent: Overview of the purpose and activities of the IRB/IEC and the Investigator’s responsibilities in accordance with ICH-GCP. Describes the process of informed consent and the responsibilities of the Investigator when obtaining informed consent.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

Developing the Informed Consent Form | DOCR 00150391 

This module is designed to provide study teams with fundamental or refresher information on developing the informed consent form. Upon completion you will be able to develop the informed consent form to meet Duke Health IRB and federal standards.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose of informed consent and of documentation
  • Identify and define the elements of the informed consent form
  • Identify and interpret policies and regulations related to the informed consent process and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Describe requirements related to ensuring participant comprehension of informed consent and ICFs (e.g., reading level and translation requirements)

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Elements of Effective eConsent Design | 00163541 

This module reviews the elements of effective eConsent design and delivery to support effective informed consent to clinical research. Upon completion of this online module, you will be able to describe these elements, including: cognitive load, multimedia, interactivity, and user-centered design. This module is system agnostic, so it is not specific to using REDCap to create an eConsent. Rather, it covers how to use what we know about learning to develop an eConsent that enhances participant understanding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define eConsent
  2. Discuss basic concepts of cognitive load
  3. Discuss basic concepts of multimedia theory
  4. Define interactivity
  5. Discuss components of user-centered design

Register


REDCap eConsent and Multi-Language | DOCR-RED-560 | Live Class 

This live class includes an overview of how to create an eConsent using REDCap and how to use Multi-Language features in REDCap. 

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ConsentTools.orgThis site was developed by the WUSTL School of Medicine.

  •  Optimizing Key Information – This section includes videos, examples, and sample language to optimize key study information to facilitate participant understanding.  

CITI Training

  • Informed Consent in Clinical Trials of Drugs, Biologics, and Devices

This module is included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


Clinical Practice vs Clinical Research (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

An overview of the differences between the activities which occur when managing patients during routine Clinical Practice versus the activities when you are managing subjects as part of a Clinical Research Study.

Society of Clinical Research Sites

IRB Overview - DOCR-RES-300 

This course offers an overview of the DUHS IRB review process and requirements, federal regulations, and Duke policies pertaining to research involving human subjects. The course highlights tools available to study teams on the IRB web site; presents an example of an eIRB submission; and provides strategies for working efficiently with the IRB.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the DUHS IRB’s scope of oversight – what does and what does not require review by the DUHS IRB
  • Describe the IRB review process
  • Outline a basic overview of the eIRB system, including how to gain access to eIRB, how to use and navigate within eIRB, how to find out study status, and how to get help with eIRB
  • Describe reporting to the IRB
  • Describe how to communicate with the IRB and make use of the many tools available on the IRB website

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iRIS Training

The iRIS system is used to IRB application submissions and maintenance. Training is not required to access iRIS but can be helpful depending on your involvement with managing existing protocol applications or submitting protocols to the Duke Health IRB. 

iRIS Support Page

 


Research Ethics in the Context of Clinical Research - TRECC | 00152210 

This course explains the basics of ethical principles in clinical research and the unethical history that transformed the way clinical research was conducted. This presentation has three objectives:(1) Recognize why it is important to adhere to ethical principles while conducting clinical research (2) Describe historical unethical research studies that led to the establishment of ethical guidelines and regulations governing clinical research (3) Describe the main ethics principles in the context of human subjects research

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CITI Training

  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Prisoners
  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Children
  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Pregnant Women, Fetuses, and Neonates

These modules are included in the required CITI Vulnerable Subjects courses. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the appropriate course in CITI. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


IRB/IEC Responsibilities and Informed Consent (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Overview of the purpose and activities of the IRB/IEC and the Investigator’s responsibilities in accordance with ICH-GCP. Describes the process of informed consent and the responsibilities of the Investigator when obtaining informed consent.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

ClinicalTrials.gov Online Modules 

Course Name and Description Link

Intro to ClinicalTrials.gov: Regulation and Policy Overview: This module will provide an introduction to ClinicalTrials.gov and cover why it is important to register and report results, who is responsible, when to register, and the Duke process. 

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Registering Trials and Maintaining Records: This module will walk you through who can register trials in ClinicalTrials.gov, what information is included in a registration, resources to help with registration, and what is required for record maintenance once a trial is registered.  Register
ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Submission Overview: This module will cover which studies must submit results, what information is required for results submission, when to submit results, and Duke's process for results submission. Register

DOCR ClinicalTrials.gov Microlearning Video Stream Channel


Study Documentation Regulations and Best Practices - DOCR | 00137344 

This course outlines the required components of study documentation for all clinical research, defines standard documentation terminology, and applies knowledge of documentation best practices to everyday scenarios faced by study teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline required components of study documentation for all clinical research
  • Distinguish between documentation regulations and best practice
  • Define standard documentation terminology
  • Apply knowledge of documentation best practices to day-to-day documentation scenarios faced by study teams

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Study Documentation Refresher Series 1: Introduction to Clinical Research Documentation | 00145375 

This 12 to 15-minute module discusses the importance of study documentation and how to navigate different governing authorities as it relates to study documentation.

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Prompt Reporting to the IRB WBT - DOCR  | 00145900 

This 10 minute online module will walk you through protocol deviations and their counterparts protocol violations, adverse events and unanticipated problems, and the subsequent steps of reporting these events to the IRB.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what constitutes a protocol deviation, violation, adverse event, and unanticipated problem
  • Recognize what events need to be reported to the IRB
  • Identify FDAAA required informed consent language
  • IRecall the reporting timeframe for these events
  • Attest to abiding by the policy requirements detailed in Problems or Events that Require Prompt Reporting to the IRB.

Register


Investigational New Drug Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities | 00122655 

This training will cover the responsibilities associated with maintaining an IND and is intended for academic investigators who will hold an IND. This training consists of ten modules. The first nine modules will cover IND sponsor responsibilities that must be fulfilled by investigators who conduct a clinical investigation run under an IND. Investigators fulfilling a dual role as sponsor and investigator, in other words, sponsor-investigators, must fulfill the responsibilities of both sponsors and investigators.

The Modules include:

  • Introduction to IND Sponsors and Investigator Responsibilities
  • Overview of IND Maintenance and Tracking
  • IND Annual Reports
  • IND Safety Reporting
  • IND Information and Amendments
  • Maintaining Accountability Records for INDs
  • IND Protocol Amendments
  • IND Monitoring and Multi-Center Trails
  • Financial Disclosure
  • IND Investigator Responsibilities

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Investigational Device Exemption Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities | 00122655 

This training will cover the responsibilities associated with maintaining an IDE and is intended for academic investigators who will hold that IDE for a significant risk device study. This training consists of ten modules. The first nine modules will cover IDE sponsor responsibilities and the final module will cover responsibilities that must be fulfilled by investigators who conduct a significant risk device study run under an IDE. Investigators fulfilling a dual role as sponsor and investigator, in other words, sponsor-investigators, must fulfill the responsibilities of both sponsors and investigators.

The Modules include:

  • Introduction to IDE Sponsor and Investigator Responsibilities
  • Overview of IDE Maintenance and Tracking
  • IDE Progress Reports and Final Reports
  • IDE Modifications
  • Unanticipated Adverse Device Effects
  • IDE Reports
  • Maintaining Accountability Records for IDEs
  • IDE Monitoring and Multi-Center Trails
  • Financial Disclosure
  • IDE Investigator Responsibilities

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Fundamentals of Clinical Research Data Management & Collection - DOCR | 00163171

This course will help clinical research study teams identify the goals of research data management and summarize approaches for keeping data secure and avoiding errors. The learner will be able to define the reason for data management, describe best practices for storing and sharing data to ensure data integrity and security, define data collection methodology, describe database design best practices, and discuss tips and tricks for collecting data for research purposes. 

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Workshop: Start Building in REDCap | DOCR-RES-530 | In-Person

In this workshop learners will create a project using REDCap.

Course Objectives:

  • Practice building in REDCap, including application of field types, validation, and branching
  • Identify REDCap features and determine how to apply these features on a range of projects
  • Summarize the steps for moving projects to production
  • Identify best practices for collecting data

Completion of the Research Database Design Principles course is a pre-requisite for this course.

Register


REDCap: Learning To Manage Surveys | DOCR-RES-54 | In-Person

Learn what it takes to make your surveys as efficient as possible.  Customize survey settings, manage survey participants, and stay up-to-date on survey progress and results

 Register


REDCap: Building in the Data Dictionary | DOCR-RES-560​ | In-Person

Learn to use a Microsoft Excel file to build or modify the structure of your database in a concise format.  The data dictionary is the preferred method of creating your database. This method makes it easy and quick to create many variables, and use advanced functionality (branching logic or calculated fields). 

 Register


REDCap: Exporting/Importing and Reports | DOCR-RES-550 | In-Person

Learn how to build reports and view/export your project data/results in just a few steps!! You can also use the interactive Data Import tool is used to upload data from a comma-delimited (CSV) file, into your REDCap project.  Instead of entering records one by one, you can use the import tool to upload multiple records at once.

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The Duke Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core Biostats Resources for Non-Statisticians provides training and resources on clinical research and data analysis. Review their training videos on Intro to Clinical Research and Data Analysis.


Fundamentals of Clinical Research Data Management & Collection | 00163171 

This course will help clinical research study teams identify the goals of research data management and summarize approaches for keeping data secure and avoiding errors. The learner will be able to define the reason for data management, describe best practices for storing and sharing data to ensure data integrity and security, define data collection methodology, describe database design best practices, and discuss tips and tricks for collecting data for research purposes. 

Register 


CITI Training

  • Reproducibility of Research Results

This module is included in the required CITI Good Clinical Practice course. If you have already taken CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke Health CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke Health. Then click “Review Course” next to the CITI Good Clinical Practice course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.


OESO Training 

Annual HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

Engagement Activity Packet: Data Security and Provenance
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Fundamentals of Clinical Research Data Management & Collection - DOCR | DOCR-DATAMGMT-101 

This course will help clinical research study teams identify the goals of research data management and summarize approaches for keeping data secure and avoiding errors. The learner will be able to define the reason for data management, describe best practices for storing and sharing data to ensure data integrity and security, define data collection methodology, describe database design best practices, and discuss tips and tricks for collecting data for research purposes. 

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Information Security for Research Staff | DOCR-RES-520 | In-person

This course outlines the current threat landscape regarding information security and helps research staff identify ways to protect electronic information in both work and home environments.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the current threat landscape in the realm of information security
  • Summarize the information security best practices for home and work environments
  • List tips for protecting your assets when utilizing digital interfaces at home, work, and in transit
  • Recognize the use of "security language" in informed consent
  • Summarize general information on cloud sharing, communication tools, mobile devices, and use of external vendors

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NIH Data Sharing Trainings

NIH Scientific Data Sharing: About | Data Sharing (nih.gov)

Links to trainings on the requirements and what type of research should be sharing data: Learning | Data Sharing (nih.gov)


OESO Training 

Annual HIPAA Privacy and Security Training


Adobe Sign Training for Clinical Research - DOCR | 00147697 

This training is intended for clinical research personnel at Duke who will request access to Adobe Sign from the Duke Office of Clinical Research. Course Objectives: 1) Define Adobe Sign. 2) Describe how you can and cannot use Adobe Sign. 3) Differentiate between e-signatures and digital signatures. 4) Find tools and resources.

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Workshop: Start Building in REDCap | DOCR-RES-530

In this workshop, learners will create a project using REDCap.

Course Objectives:

  • Practice building in REDCap, including the application of field types, validation, and branching
  • Identify REDCap features and determine how to apply these features to a range of projects
  • Summarize the steps for moving projects to production
  • Identify best practices for collecting data

Completion of the Research Database Design Principles course is a prerequisite for this course.

View Dates and Register


CITI Training

  • Data Management (RCR Basic)

These modules are included in the CITI RCR Basic course. If you have already taken RCR through CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke RCR CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke RCR. Then click “Review Course” next to the RCR course. Read more about CITI training requirements here.

REDCap: Building in the Data Dictionary | DOCR-RES-560​ | In-Person

Learn to use a Microsoft Excel file to build or modify the structure of your database in a concise format.  The data dictionary is the preferred method of creating your database. This method makes it easy and quick to create many variables, and use advanced functionality (branching logic or calculated fields). 

View Dates and Register


 

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Budget and Payment Terms Basics for Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials | 00152966

This course is designed to help study teams understand the basics of budgeting and payment terms for industry-sponsored clinical trials/research. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Identify the study documents to review when developing a budget, Describe the types of costs associated with conducting a study, Recognize CRU Management Fees and Duke’s Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A), Discuss tips for negotiation, Discuss common negotiation mistakes, Recall preferred payment terms.

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Introductory Overview of Sponsored Research - DOCR/OPSD | 00146886

This course will provide individuals engaged in clinical and biomedical research with an introductory overview of sponsored research. Those interested in learning more about sponsored research in preparation for identifying a research strategy and funding opportunities within their research discipline should check it out. This course was created in collaboration between DOCR and the Office of Physician Scientist Development for the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.

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Getting Started with Research Funding - DOCR/OPSD | 00146887

This course will provide individuals engaged in clinical and biomedical research with introductory information about federal, and non-federal, research funding resources and tips for navigating research funding opportunities that align with their research objectives. This course was created in collaboration between DOCR and the Office of Physician Scientist Development for the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.

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Early Career Funding Opportunities Overview - DOCR/OPSD | 00146888

This course will provide guidance on NIH-sponsored Training, Fellowship, and Career Development award programs. Including a discussion on how these programs relate to a larger picture of career progression. While this course will mainly focus on the NIH; the NSF, DOD, and foundations are also covered lightly. This course was created in collaboration between DOCR and the Office of Physician Scientist Development for the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.

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Financial Basics for Clinical Research - DOCR/RCC | 00140600 

Participants will gain a broad understanding of the financial concepts associated with the life cycle of a clinical research study. Learning Objectives: 1) Outline the purpose and use of an internal cost assessment, how it impacts the negotiation of the study budget, and why payment terms within a contract are important. 2) Discuss the concept of revenue management, specifically how the work performed and milestones outlined in the study protocol determine earned revenue. 3) Identify the type of costs incurred as the work is performed on a study and the concept of effort management. 4) Outline the use and importance of financial reporting for CRU management and the principal investigator.

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The Duke Medical Center Library and Archives offers training classes, consultations, and resources on scholarly communications and tools for literature reviews. 


LinkedIn Learning Videos:

Introduction to Submitting an IRB Application in iRIS - DOCR | 00133297 

This online course is designed to outline the basic process for IRB application submission using the iRIS system. The module will describe the workflow among the two main research workflow systems iRIS and OnCore and will introduce users to the iRIS system, basic navigation, and initial protocol submission.

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Post Approval Submission Forms in iRIS - DOCR| 00121335 

This course is designed to outline the basic functions of post-approval submission forms using the iRIS system including: Amendment Forms, Migration Amendment Forms, SAE/AE Forms, Continuing Review Forms, Study Closure Forms, KSP Forms.

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Clinical Research Overview - Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)

Introduces and describes the phases of a Clinical Research Study and the various study designs.

Society for Research Clinical Sites Training

Duke Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core: Online Modules for Non-Statisticians

A series of online training videos addressing the following topics: 

  • Introduction to Research and Design 
  • Formulating the Research Question
  • The Null and Alternative Hypothesis
  • Study Design and Data Collection 

BERD Training Site


CITI Training

  • Intro to RCR

These modules are included in the CITI RCR Basic course. If you have already taken RCR through CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke RCR CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke RCR. Then click “Review Course” next to the RCR course. Read more about RCR training requirements here.


Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) Training:

Clinical Research Overview: Introduces and describes the phases of a Clinical Research Study and the various study designs.

Conducting a Study: Explains the three stages of study conduct phases including the subject enrollment/recruitment period, the ongoing maintenance, and the subject exit/completion phase including the tasks and activities associated with these stages.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

The Duke Medical Center Library and Archives offers training classes, consultations, and resources on scholarly works.


CITI Training

  • Reproducibility of Research Results

These modules are included in the CITI RCR Basic course. If you have already taken RCR through CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke RCR CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke RCR. Then click “Review Course” next to the RCR course. Read more about RCR training requirements here.


LinkedIn Learning Videos: 

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Research Professionals Network+ Session Recording: Typical Clinical Research Meetings and Participating Effectively


Monitoring and Auditing (Provided by the Society of Clinical Research Sites)

Describes the routine monitoring and auditing activities that occur during a clinical study. This topic includes information on the purpose, what to expect, and tips to prepare for these Sponsor activities.

Society for Clinical Research Sites Online Training

DOCR OnCore Microlearning WarpWire Channel


Maestro Care for Clinical Research Training  

Maestro Care training is available for clinical research professionals by function and role. Specific training is required depending on access needed to the Electronic Medical Record in Maestro Care (Epic). Visit the MC page and review training based on functional need/role.

Maestro Care Support Page
 


OnCore and eREG Training

OnCore is the Clinical Research Management System for clinical research activities at Duke. eReg is an electronic regulatory management system used by some study teams at Duke to store regulatory documents. You should complete training based on functions you will perform and access needed in OnCore and eReg. Available training is listed on the support page.

OnCore and eREG Support Page


Duke ClinCard Study Coordinator/CRC Learning Module | 00184995

This training is for those identified by their department as Study Coordinators (SCs) or Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) in the Duke ClinCard System, who use the system for participant reimbursement for clinical research studies. This training must be completed before Employee Travel and Reimbursement will grant access to the Duke ClinCard System.

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Express Start Onboarding Program-CRC | 00141671

The Express Start Onboarding Program consists of four self-paced e-learning courses that will provide an overview of clinical research activities, regulations, and workflows at Duke.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Identify the clinical research offices and resources within Duke Health
  • Identify the clinical research systems used at Duke and understand how they interact with one another
  • Discuss the studies that make up your research portfolio
  • Describe the career progression within clinical research professions

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iRIS Training

The iRIS system is used to IRB application submissions and maintenance. Training is not required to access iRIS but can be helpful depending on your involvement with managing existing protocol applications or submitting protocols to the Duke Health IRB. 

iRIS Support Page


OnCore Training for the Regulatory Coordinator - DOCR | DOCR-ONCR-150 

This online training course will provide step-by-step instructions on completing specific tasks relevant to the basic function(s) of a Clinical Research Regulatory Coordinator at Duke. This module covers:

  • Regulatory Workflows at Duke
  • Using the PC Console
  • Reporting Functions

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OnCore Administrative Leadership Essentials - DOCR | DOCR-ONCR-160 

This online training course is intended for administrative leadership in Duke School of Medicine who are granted organizational access in the OnCore system (Dean, Assistant Dean, Chairmen, Business Managers, other central office staff). This designated role in OnCore will be able to view protocols in the PC Console, view accrual and enrollment information on clinical research studies, and generate and schedule administrative reports for departments and units at Duke.

This module covers:

  • Administrative Leadership Overview & Using the PC Console
  • Using the Accrual Monitoring Console
  • Reporting Functions

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Express Start Onboarding Program-Regulatory Coordinator | 00145771 

The Express Start Onboarding Program consists of four self-paced e-learning courses that will provide an overview of clinical research activities, regulations, and workflows at Duke.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Regulatory Coordinator
  • Identify the clinical research offices and resources within Duke Health
  • Identify the clinical research systems used at Duke and understand how they interact with one another; with a spotlight on iRIS
  • Find and follow applicable standards, guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures for performing clinical research at Duke
  • Describe the career progression within clinical research professions

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Podcast: An In Depth Look at Clinical Trial Feasibility Surveys from A Sponsor and Site Perspective – Dan Sfera, “Clinical Trials Guru”


LinkedIn Learning Videos:

RPL Onboarding Engagement Activity Packet: Budgeting and Resource Management


RPL Express Start Lesson Transcripts


Duke Procurement Training

(These are a variety of available trainings around procurement that you may not need right now, bookmark and come back to them when you need them)


 

Duke ClinCard Study Coordinator/CRC Learning Module | 00184995

This training is for those identified by their department as Study Coordinators (SCs) or Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) in the Duke ClinCard System, who use the system for participant reimbursement for clinical research studies. This training must be completed before Employee Travel and Reimbursement will grant access to the Duke ClinCard System.

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LinkedIn Learning Videos


MyRESEARCHpath Resources and Pages

TIP: Use the “get help” function on each page to review which offices to go to for help with project budgets!


Budget and Payment Terms Basics for Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials - DOCR | 00152966

This online course is designed to help study teams understand the basics of budgeting and payment terms for industry-sponsored clinical trials/research. Learning Objectives - Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the study documents to review when developing a budget
  • Describe the types of costs associated with conducting a study
  • Recognize CRU Management Fees and Duke’s Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A)
  • Discuss tips for negotiation
  • Discuss common negotiation mistakes
  • Recall preferred payment terms

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Financial Basics for Clinical Research | 00155465

This online course is designed to help participants understand the financial concepts associated with the life cycle of a clinical trial/research study.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe clinical research from a financial perspective
  • Describe the types of costs associated with a clinical trial/research study
  • Describe the concept of effort management
  • Describe financial and management reporting
  • Describe financial close-out requirements
  • Describe systems useful in following financial activities associated with a clinical trial/research study

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RPL Express Start Lesson Transcript: Project Management Fundamentals > Managing and Reporting Risk


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Study Documentation Regulations and Best Practices - DOCR | 00137344 

This course outlines the required components of study documentation for all clinical research, defines standard documentation terminology, and applies knowledge of documentation best practices to everyday scenarios faced by study teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline required components of study documentation for all clinical research
  • Distinguish between documentation regulations and best practice
  • Define standard documentation terminology
  • Apply knowledge of documentation best practices to day-to-day documentation scenarios faced by study teams

Register


Institutional Regulatory Policies and Procedures in Clinical Research Management - DOCR | 00139987 

This course will provide Duke employees engaged in clinical research with information about regulations, guidelines, and policies for conducting clinical research at Duke University.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Find and follow applicable standards, guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures for performing clinical research at Duke
  • Identify and interpret policies and regulations regarding Duke Health IRB oversight of research 
  • Describe study elements that must be approved by or reported to the Duke Health IRB             
  • Identify research approval elements and responsible offices at Duke

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CITI Training

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Research Misconduct (RCR Basic)

These modules are included in the CITI RCR Basic course. If you have already taken RCR through CITI and want to find these modules: log into your Duke RCR CITI profile at https://about.citiprogram.org/ and click “View Courses” next to Duke RCR. Then click “Review Course” next to the RCR course. Read more about RCR training requirements here.

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Engagement Activity Packet: Study Closeout
(full list of packets is available on Onboarding Learning Plan page)


Regulatory Closeout Basics for Clinical Research | DOCR - 00150856

This course will guide clinical research study teams through the basics of regulatory study closeout

Course Objectives:

  • Prepare studies for regulatory closeout as dictated by institutional guidelines
  • Recall the basics of document storage

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Study Documentation Refresher Series 5: Document Retention | 00145569 

This 10 to 15-minute module discusses how documents are retained and stored for open and closed studies as well as how regulations inform document retention requirements. You’ll also learn tips on planning for document storage and retention.

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Banner that says "Leadership & Professionalism"

External Awareness and Contribution resources will vary greatly depending on scientific area and needs of your team. In the context of clinical research this means keeping current with advances in the scientific area and consider the impact on the clinical research program. Keeping self and team current with research updates by attending external offerings; and applying learned material on the job. Playing a leadership role on committees and workgroups.

Tips: 

  • Explore internal or external resources or groups (newsletters, journals, social media pages, events, conferences, professional associations, etc.) to subscribe to and/or attend so you are kept up to date with advances in your area.
  • Become familiar with the bodies that govern your work and any additional governing bodies you may need to research and learn more about.

Bookmark MyRESEARCHpath and MyRESEARCHhome

This is an excellent first step to finding the right people to go to in each office for questions.


RPL Express Start Resource:

Explore the offices and resources in the Workbook Companion that was provided as part of RPL Express Start Module 2: Navigating Clinical Research. Understand what they do, what they offer, and how your unit works with them.


LinkedIn Learning Videos:


Other Resources:

LinkedIn Learning Videos


Other Resources

LinkedIn Learning Videos: 

DOCR RPN and RPN+ Sessions on Communication and Teamwork (Hint: use CTRL+F to search for “communication” and "teamwork" topics)


LinkedIn Learning Videos

Communication

Teamwork


RPL Express Start Lesson Transcripts: 

  1. Putting Together a Communication Plan
  2. How Project Managers Communicate Successfully

Competencies Specific to Research Program Leader Role

RPL Onboarding Engagement Activity Packets: Lead Project and Program Staff, Budgeting and Resource Management


LinkedIn Learning Videos Related to Operational Leadership

Helpful Resources for Project Management

  1. RPL Project Management Tools and Templates Repository: Bookmark the RPL Project Management Tools and Templates Repository in Duke Box for quick access to helpful templates related to the topics below. If you find resources that would be helpful to add here, send them to wer-jobs@duke.edu.
  2. Research Professionals Network Topic Recordings: Check the DOCR Research Professionals Network (RPN) site for helpful project management topics, such as "Task Management Practices and Tools," "Clinical Quality Management Program," "Team Science," and "Project Management for Clinical Research"
  3. Duke PMCOP: Duke Project Management Community of Practice (PMCOP) is a professional network at Duke that connects Project Managers across disciplines. They provide relevant training events and resources. Join the PMCOP to take advantage of their offerings.
  4. myRESEARCHpath: For navigating clinical research at Duke, please take advantage of myRESEARCHpath and myRESEARCHhome. You'll find much of the information you need, relevant training, and the right people to involve, at each stage of a clinical study.
  5. DCRI Research Navigator: The Duke Clinical Research Institute Research Navigator is the DCRI’s version of MyRESEARCHPath. While processes may not completely align for studies outside of the DCRI unit, the tool houses many great templates for different phases of project management.

RPL Engagement Activity Packets Related to Project Management:

  1. Project Initiation and Scope Management
  2. Project Planning
  3. Communication Planning and Stakeholder Management 
  4. Task Scheduling and Management

RPL Express Start Lesson Transcripts and Resources Related to Project Management


LinkedIn Learning Videos 

Initiating Projects and Managing Scope

Project Planning

Stakeholder Management 

Task Scheduling and Management

Milestone Tracking and Reporting

RPL Onboarding Engagement Activity Packet: Intellectual Contribution


The Duke Medical Center Library and Archives offers training classes, consultations, and resources on scholarly communications and tools. 


Linked In Learning Videos: 


RCR Research Communication and Data Dissemination Online Module - 00134075

The RCR Research Communication and Data Dissemination Track contains 3 modules: 1) Authoring and Publication 2) Data and Resource Sharing 3) Wider Communication of Research  -- Link to more info on DOSI Site.