12 articles about building the clinical research workforce

March 22, 2024

The journals Frontiers in Medicine and Frontiers in Pharmacology have recently published 12 articles on the research topic:  Building the Clinical Research Workforce: Challenges, Capacities and Competencies.  The articles cover the following topics:

– Clinical research roles and professionalism
– Clinical research academic education, training and competency development, assessment
– Clinical research professional employment, retention, progression
– Diversity of the clinical research workforce
– Applications and contributions of the JTF Framework
– Clinical research workforce development in the setting of the evolving clinical research paradigm
– Clinical research team science, defining research teams, workforce spectrum

The following articles and an overview of the research topic can be accessed on this website.



October 23, 2023

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) highlighted the JTF on the DIAMOND Portal, a portal that provides access to training materials for clinical research professionals and others on the research team.  DIAMOND stands for Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Novel Training in Domain-based Competencies.

The DIAMOND Portal, brings together trainings in the eight competency domains of the JTF Framework, ranging from the specifics of running trials to more general topics, such as leadership and professionalism. The portal also includes assessments that study teams can use to assess the training of staff members. In addition, research professionals can boost their careers by maintaining an electronic portfolio of their training materials through DIAMOND. While the initiative began as a way to share materials developed at the CTSA Program hubs, now additional resources can be uploaded to the portal.