Indices of clinical research coordinators’ competence

August 05, 2019

A recent publication reports that investigators from the Clinical and Translational Science Award based DIAMOND project have developed and tested indices which may be used to evaluate the self-assessed competency of clinical research coordinators.  The two indices, CICRP-I (basic level) and CICRP-II (advanced level) were developed using data selected from the JTF Global Self-Assessment of Clinical Research Competency.  The CICRP-II assessment was administered to 95 clinical research coordinators working in one of 4 CTSA funded academic health centers in an effort to accumulate data which could be used to confirm the validity of the instrument and compare the results to similar assessments which were published by the JTF that self-assessed the competency of a variety of members of the global clinical research enterprise.

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Career Orientation and perceived professional competence among clinical research coordinators

August 02, 2019

A recent publication by faculty from the University of Georgia and Emory University described a study of how the JTF Core Competency Domains are perceived by clinical research coordinators as relates to their career orientation and career satisfaction.   Different aspects of the role of clinical research coordinator define certain career orientation types.  Four different types were identified utilizing a web-based survey.  The conclusion of the study was that “understanding the career orientation of CRC’s can be helpful to institutional administrators and clinical investigators as they support professional development and training of CRC’s.

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Core Competencies Applied: Duke University School of Medicine

August 02, 2019

DUSOM_Stk_rgb.jpgThe Harmonized Core Competency Framework was utilized in a major workforce development effort at Duke University. Rebecca Brouwer (Associate Director for Research Operations at Duke Office of Clinical Research) and Denise Snyder (Associate Dean for Clinical Research at Duke School of Medicine) spearheaded this effort to reclassify all research professional positions within Duke University. (more…)

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