Joint Task Force For Clinical Trial Competency Finalist For ACRP Innovation In Workforce Development Award

May 30, 2018

The Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency (JTF) was one of three finalists for the Innovation in Workforce Development Award of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).  The JTF was formed in 2013 by bringing together many voices and perspectives to develop across-the-board standards that are applicable for clinical trial professionals throughout the clinical trial process. The JTF has been a driving force to change the dynamic of hiring standards from being based on years of experience to being based on competencies and for education and training to be competency-based.  ACRP Blog Post

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Ensuring Representativeness In Competencies For Research Coordinators

May 30, 2018

Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS; H. Robert Kolb, RN, CCRC; Alena Prikhidko; Linda S. Behar-Horenstein, PhD

Clinical Researcher—May 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 5)

Providing educational programs to develop clinical research coordinators’ (CRCs’) competency skills is essential to workforce development, yet little is known about how programs address CRCs’ needs. Frameworks have been developed to guide training programs that focus on the implementation and application of competency-based skills in research coordination and management. One of these, the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency (JTF) framework, is intended to be broad and applicable to individuals conducting, supporting, and managing research in varied professional capacities. (more…)

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