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.