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Sep 07, 2017

Version 2.0 of Core Competency Framework for Clinical Research Professionals Released

The Joint Task Force (JTF) for Clinical Trial Competency has updated and released its Core Competency Framework Version 2.0 for use by clinical research professionals and staff worldwide.  The JTF has always recognized that the dynamic nature of the clinical research enterprise will necessitate the continuing revision of the Framework so that it meets the latest scientific, ethical and research challenges of clinical researchers.

In October 2016, the MRCT Center hosted the Core Competencies in Clinical Research Workshop, which brought together the JTF, a diverse group of representatives from the clinical research community, and stakeholders who have utilized the Framework in their own organizations. Case studies were presented to highlight real-world applications, to gather feedback on potential revisions, and to develop future objectives for the JTF. Following this Workshop, the JTF launched the Revisions Workgroup to evaluate changes to the Framework based on suggestions from implementers and stakeholders. The Revisions Workgroup evaluated suggested revisions against a rubric that measured impact, and relevance across the clinical research community, global applicability, and necessity.

The revised Core Competency Framework Version 2.0, which resulted from this process, was released on September 1, 2017.

See Version 2.0 at the JTF website