Use of JTF Framework

The JTF Core Competency Framework (JTF) has been utilized widely and internationally by academic institutions, corporate entities, and professional societies to improve the quality, accuracy, and safety of clinical research. The JTF has compiled a listing of representative publications, presentations, and weblinks to provide examples and references for those entities wishing to utilize the framework to meet their own needs.  We have categorized these examples based roughly upon how they have been utilized. 

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Perceived professional competence of clinical research coordinators (2021)
Rojewski, Jay W., Choi, Ikseon, Hill, Janette R., Kwon, Se Jung, Choi, Jasmine, Kim, Eunice, & McCauley, Linda.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
The DIAMOND Portal: An Innovative Platform for Sharing Translational Research Workforce Training and Assessment Resources (2020)
Ianni, P., Perorazio, T.E., Samuels, E.M., Eakin, B.L., Jones, C.T., Bigelow, V.J., Chung, H., Martina, C.A., Murphy, S.L., Rushforth, A.M., Peyre, S.E., Ellingrod, V.L.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Navigating a career as a clinical research professional: Where to begin? (2020)
Kesling, B.*, Saunders, J.*, Jones, C., Neidecker, M.
Clinical Researcher
Leveling the Joint Task Force Core Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals (2020)
Sonstein, S., Brouwer, R.N., Gluck, W., Kolb, R., Aldinger, C., Bierer, B., Jones, C.T.
Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
Guidelines for evaluating of clinical research training using competency assessments (2019)
Samuels, E., Ianni, P.A., Chung H., Eakin, B., Martina C., Murphy, S.L., Jones, C.
MedEdPublish
Indices of Clinical Research Coordinators’ Competence (2019)
Hornung, C.A., Ianni, P.A., Jones, C.T., Samuels, E.M., Ellingrod, V.L.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
A Framework for Innovating Clinical Research Careers (2019)
Freel, S. A., Deeter, C., Hannah, D., Stroo, M., Brouwer, R., & Snyder, D.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Acute care research competencies for clinical research professionals: A practitioner inquiry approach and assessment (2018)
Knapke, J., Kissela, B., Babcock, L., & Stephanie, S.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Competency indices to assess the knowledge, skills and abilities of clinical research professionals (2018)
Carlton A. Hornung, Carolynn Thomas Jones, Nancy A. Calvin-Naylor, Jared Kerr, Stephen A. Sonstein, Terri Hinkley, Vicki L. Ellingrod
International Journal of Clinical Trials
Ensuring Representativeness in Competencies for Research Coordinators (2018)
Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS; H. Robert Kolb, RN, CCRC; Alena Prikhidko; Linda S. Behar-Horenstein, PhD
Clinical Researcher
Using Competencies to Transform Clinical Research Job Classifications (2017)
Brouwer, RN, Deeter, C, Hannah, D, Ainsworth, T, Mullen, C, Hames, B, Gaudaur, H, McKellar, T, Snyder, D
Journal of Research Administration
Moving from compliance to competency: A harmonized core competency framework for the clinical research professional (2014)
Sonstein, S. A., Seltzer, J., Li, R., Jones, C. T., Silva, H., & Daemen, E.
Clinical Researcher
CenterWatch White Papers
Journal of Clinical Research
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP):
ACRP releases core competency framework for clinical trials monitors for Public Review, Comment (2017)
Core Competency Framework for Clinical Study Monitoring (2017)
Competency Domains for Clinical Research Professionals
acrpnet.org
ACRP Presentation to CTSN Clinical Research Professional Taskforce highlights JTF Core Competency Framework (January 2019)
JTF Blog
Forte Research Systems, Inc. Hosts Webinar, “Competency-Based Approaches To Staff Hiring, Management And Advancement (Nov 2018)
JTF Blog
ACRP Supports The Use Of The Joint Taskforce For Clinical Trial Competency Framework As The Standard For Clinical Research Workforce Development (July 2018)
JTF Blog
Duke University School Of Medicine Uses JTF Competencies To Reduce Number Of Job Descriptions From 80 To 12 (April 2018)
JTF Blog
Core Competencies Applied: Committee on Accreditation of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (April 2017)
JTF Blog
A Perspective on the Current State of Clinical Research Education and Training (2020)
Bocchino, J. M., Butler, J., & Harper, B.
Clinical Researcher
Professional Development for Clinical Research Professionals: Implementation of a Competency-Based Assessment Model (2020)
Christine Deeter, Deborah Hannah, Camila Reyes, Michelle E. Mack, Marissa Stroo, Stephanie A. Freel, Rebecca J. Namenek Brouwer, Heather E. Gaudaur, Andrea L. Doughty, Denise C. Snyder
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI), Volume LI, Number 2
Creating and testing a GCP game in an asynchronous course environment: The game and future plans (2020)
Carolynn T. Jones, Penelope Jester, Jennifer A. Croker, Jessica Fritter, Cathy Roche, Brian Wallace, Andrew O. Westfall, David T. Redden, James Willig
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Indices of clinical research coordinators’ competence (2019)
Carlton A. Hornung, Phillip A. Ianni, Carolynn T. Jones, Elias M. Samuels, Vicki L Ellingrod
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Career orientation and perceived professional competence among clinical research coordinators (2019)
Jay W. Rojewski, Ikseon Choi, Janette R. Hill, Yeonjoo Ko, Katherine L. Walters, Sejung Kwon, Linda McCauley
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Clinical researcher coordinator’s instructional preferences for competency content delivery (2018)
H. Robert Kolb,  Huan Kuangand Linda S. Behar-Horenstein
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Inclusion of the Joint Task Force Competency Domains in onboarding programs for clinical research coordinators: Variations, enabler and barriers (2017)
Jessica Saunders, Kyle Pimenta, Sally Jo Zuspan, Robyn Berent, Noelle Herzog, Carolynn Jones, Jennifer Kline, Kendra Kocher, Venita Robinson, Bobbe Thomas, Rachel Stanley
Clinical Researcher
Best practices in social and behavioral research: Report from the Enhancing Clinical Research Professional’s Training and Qualifications project (2017)
Susan L. Murphy, Christine Byks-Jazayeri, Nancy Calvin-Naylor, Vic Divecha, Elizabeth Anderson, Brenda Eakin, Alecia Fair, Laura Denton
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Education and Training of Clinical and Translational Study Investigators and Research Coordinators: A competency-based approach (2017)
Calvin-Naylor, N. A., Jones, C. T., Wartak, M. M., Blackwell, K., Davis, M., et. al.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Education and Training of Clinical and Translational Study Personnel: A competency-based approach (2016)
Calvin-Naylor, N., Wartak, M., Jones, C., and Eakin, B
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Academic preparation in clinical research: Experience from the field (2016)
Jones C.T., Benner J., Jelinek K., Brouwer R.N., Casey B., Lanter J., Neidecker. M. V.
Clinical Reseacher
Charting a Future for Epidemiologic Training (2015)
RC Brownson, JM Samet, GF Chavez, MM Davies, et. Al.
Annals of Epidemiology
The Diamond Portal – October 2018
JTF Blog
First Academic Program in Clinical Research Accredited – October 2018
JTF Blog
A new approach to developing the CRA workforce (2017)
acrpnet.org
ACRP Announces Groundbreaking Initiative to Develop Competence Standards for Clinical Research Coordinators (2017)
acrpnet.org
Assessments of Research Competencies for Clinical Investigators: A Systematic Review (2019)
Ianni, P. A., Samuels, E. M., Eakin, B. L., Perorazio, T. E., & Ellingrod, V. L.
Evaluation and the Health Professions
Ensuring Representativeness in Competencies for Research Coordinators (2018)
Solberg, L. B., Kolb, H. R., Prikhidko, A., & Behar-Horenstein, L. S.
Clinical Researcher
The clinical research operations program: Educating clinical research staff (2018)
Tsao, P., Haight, V., Dunn, A., Jackson, L., & Goodman, S.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Impact of implementing a competency-based job framework for clinical research professionals on employee turnover
Stroo, M, Asfaw, K., Deeter, C., Freel, S.A., Brouwser, R.J.N., Hames, B., Snyder D.C.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Competency indices to assess the knowledge, skills and abilities of clinical research professionals (2018)
Hornung, C.A., Jones, C.T., Calvin-Naylor, N.A., Kerr, J., Sonstein, S.A., Hinkley, T., Ellingrod, V.L.
International Journal of Clinical Trials
A competency-based approach to redefining clinical research workforce quality and development (2018)
Brouwer, RJN and Snyder, DC.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Workforce Innovation:  Let’s focus on competency, not tenure. (2017)
Hinkley, T.
Clinical Researcher
Training impact on novice and experienced research coordinators (2017)
Behar-Horenstein, L.S., Potter, J.E., Prikhidko, A., Swords, S., Sonstein, S. Kolb, H. R.
Qualitative Report
Recruit, Train, and Retain the Best: The Implementation of a Competency-Based Clinical Research Workforce Initiative (2017)
Brouwer, RN, Hannah, D, Deeter, C, Hames, B, Snyder, DC.
Clinical Researcher
Best practices in social and behavioral research: report from the Enhancing Clinical Research Professional’s Training and Qualifications project (2017)
Murphy, S. L., Byks-Jazayeri, C., Calvin-Naylor, N., Divecha, V., Anderson, E., Eakin, B., Fair, A., Denton, L.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Inclusion of the Joint Task Force Competency Domains in onboarding programs for clinical research coordinators: Variations, enabler and barriers. (2017)
Saunders, J., Pimenta K., Zuspan, S.J., Berent, R., Herzog, N., Jones, C., Kocher, K., Robinson, V., Thomas, B., Stanley, R.
Clinical Researcher
Retooling institutional support infrastructure for clinical research (2016)
Snyder, D., Brouwer, RN, Ennis, CL, Spangler, LL, Ainsworth, TL, Budinger, S, Mullen, C, Hawley, J, Uhlenbrauck, G, Stacy, M.
Contemporary Clinical Trials
Global Clinical Trials: Ethics, Harmonization and Commitments to Transparency (2015)
Rebecca Li, PhD; Mark Barnes, JD LLM; Carmen E. Aldinger PhD, MPH; and Barbara E. Bierer, MD.
Harvard Public Health Review
Alignment of Competencies to Address Inefficiencies in Medicines Development and Clinical Research: Need for Inter-Professional Education (2015)
Silva, H., Sonstein, S., Stonier, P., Dubois, D. J., Gladson, B., et al.
Pharmaceutical Medicine
Professional Pathways Boost Staff Retention in Clinical Research Settings (2017)
acrpnet.org
Core competencies strengthen clinical workforce (2017)
acrpnet.org
Global self-assessment of competencies, role relevance, and training needs among clinical research professionals (2016)
Sonstein, S., Silva, H., Jones, C., Calvin-Naylor, N., Halloran, L., Yrivarren, J.L.
Global Researcher
Education and Training for medicines development, regulation, and clinical research in emerging countries (2015)
Kerpel-Fronius S, Rosenkranz B, Allen E., Bass R, Mainard JD, Dodoo A, Dubois DJ, Hela M, Kern S, Massud J, Silva H and Whitty J
Frontiers in Pharmacology
JTF Core Competency Framework Actively Promoted Through APEIC (October 2018)
JTF Blog

19th Annual Conference of Pharmaceutical Medicine – Tokyo, Japan – (October 2018)
JTF Blog
The UK Integrated Workforce Framework: NIHR (October 2017)
JTF Blog
Core Competencies Applied: PRAXIS Australia (August 2017)
JTF Blog
AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) – assessed the competency level and role relevance of the JTF Core Competencies in Clinical Investigators from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) – developed accreditation standards for clinical research sites and publicly supports JTF Framework as basis for competency of clinical research professionals.
acresglobal.net
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) –integrated JTF Framework into annual meeting, training programs, certification programs and workforce development efforts.
acrpnet.org
Association of Professional Specialists in Clinical Research (APEIC, Mexico) –integrated JTF Core Competency Framework into training and professional certification efforts. Translated leveled competency framework into Spanish.
apeic.org

Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (COAPCR)
– This professional organization represents the many academic programs which educate clinical research professionals.  They were instrumental in the development of the JTF Framework and have adopted the core competencies as fundamental components of clinical research academic programs.
coapcr.org
Drexel University Online Education – Course alignment with the eight competencies of the JTF Framework
https://www.online.drexel.edu/contentassets/c52c13de72294d2195ff3102accaf010/clinical_research_competency_domains.pdf
Duke University Clinical Trials Office – Workforce Engagement & Resilience – revised role descriptions and promotion criteria based on JTF Framework. https://medschool.duke.edu/research/clinical-and-translational-research/duke-office-clinical-research/docr-services-and-initiativesprojects/crpwg
Forte Research: 8 Must-Haves Competencies for the Clinical Research Professional
Blog post
International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) – recognized clinical research nursing as a specialty and incorporated JTF Framework into Domain of Nursing Practice.
International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) – developed core competency framework which is closely aligned to JTF Framework and created IFAPP Academy which developed academic program offered through Kings College based upon IFAPP and JTF Competency Frameworks.
ifappacademy.org
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical & Translational Research: refers to JTF framework
JHICTR
McMaster University (Canada) –Revised role descriptions within Population Health Research Institute based on. JTF Core Competencies.
phri.ca
National Health Service Clinical Research Network (UK) – implemented workforce development effort which aligned competencies for clinical research nurses to JTF Framework.
futurelearn.com/courses/clinical-research
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Australia) –Workforce Development initiative in collaboration with Clinical Oncology Society of Australia based on JTF Framework.
petermac.org
Praxis Australia – developed training program (Research Essentials) based upon JTF Framework.
praxisaustralia.com.au
The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) – SOCRA’s Live Courses align with the competency domains for the clinical research professional:
socra.org
Syneos Health (formerly INC Research)– competency based training for entry level CRA’s. syneoshealth.com
TRIUM Clinical Consulting – developed internal training strategy based upon JTF Competency Framework. triumclinicalconsulting.com
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute– Education and Training of Clinical and Translational Study Personnel using Competency Based Approach. tuftsctsi.org
University of California Davis Health: realigned educational offerings to match Competency Domains
UC Davis Health
University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute– utilized JTF Framework for Clinical and Translational Science Institute grant renewal. ctsi.ufl.edu
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research – uses the JTF Framework for overall workforce development activities and as an ongoing education and training resource to the workforce cctr.vcu.edu
Several academic institutions which have based their Clinical Research Program curricula on the JTF Framework. In addition, the Committee on Accreditation of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CAAPCR) has included the Core Competencies of the JTF Framework as the learning outcomes of its required curricula.
https://caahep.org/CAAPCR