Publications and Presentations


Incorporating Competencies Related to Project Management into the Joint Taskforce Core Competency Framework for Clinical Research Professionals
Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
Stephen A. Sonstein, Lisa Palladino Kim, Nita Ichhpurani, Roshan Padbidri, Sarah A. White, Carmen E. Aldinger, Barbara E. Bierer


Communication in clinical research: Uncertainty, stress, and emotional labor
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Jade Williams, Robert Kolb


The JTF Core Competency Framework: The Pathway to Professional Workforce Development in Clinical Research
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The JTF has developed a Powerpoint presentation that describes the Core Competency Framework and its uses. This presentation can be used for instructional purposes and for training programs.
Acute care research competencies for clinical research professionals
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Stephanie Schuckman, Lynn Babcock, Cristina Spinner, Opeolu Adeoye, Dina Gomaa, Timothy Pritts, Brett M. Kisella, Christopher Lindsell, Jacqueline M. Knapke
Impact of implementing a competency-based job framework for clinical research professionals on employee turnover
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Marissa Stroo, Kirubel Asfaw, Christine Deeter, Stephanie A Freel, Rebecca J N Brouwer, Betsy Hames, Denise C Snyder
Leveling the Joint Task Force Core Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals
Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
Stephen A. Sonstein, Rebecca J. Namenek Brouwer, William Gluck, H. Robert Kolb, Carmen Aldinger, Barbara E. Bierer, Carolynn Thomas Jones,
Perceived professional competence of clinical research coordinators
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 5(1)
Jay W. Rojewski, Ikseon Choi, Janette R. Hill, Se Jung Kwon, Jasmine Choi, Eunice Kim, Linda McCauley
Professional Development for Clinical Research Professionals: Implementation of a Competency-Based Assessment Model
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI), Volume LI, Number 2
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.
Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency (Japanese translation)
Japanese Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Kazutaka Shimoda, Hiroshi Watanabe.
Creating and testing a GCP game in an asynchronous course environment: The game and future plans
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Carolynn T. Jones, Penelope Jester, Jennifer A. Croker, Jessica Fritter, Cathy Roche, Brian Wallace, Andrew O. Westfall, David T. Redden, James Willig.


Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency and Clinical Research Professional Workforce Development
Frontiers in Pharmacology
Supplementary Materials
Stephen A. Sonstein and Carolynn T. Jones
The Shared Ethical Responsibility of Medically and Non-medically Qualified Experts in Human Drug Development Teams
Frontiers in Pharmacology
Supplementary Materials
Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Sander Becker, Jane Barrett, Johan Brun, Roberto Carlesi, Anthony Chan, Luis F. Collia, Dominique J. Dubois, Peter Kleist, Greg Koski, Chieko Kurihara, Luis F. Laranjeira, Johanna Schenk and Honorio Silva
Competency indices to assess the knowledge, skills and abilities of clinical research professionals
International Journal of Clinical Trials
Carlton A. Hornung, Carolynn Thomas Jones, Nancy A. Calvin-Naylor, Jared Kerr, Stephen A. Sonstein, Terri Hinkley, Vicki L. Ellingrod.
Recruit, Train, and Retain the Best: The Implementation of a Competency-Based Clinical Research Workforce Initiative
Clinical Researcher
Rebecca Namenek Brouwer, Deborah Hannah, Christine Deeter, Betsy Hames, Denise Clutter Snyder.


Inclusion of the Joint Task Force Competency Domains in onboarding programs for clinical research coordinators: Variations, enabler and barriers
Clinical Researcher
Jessica Saunders, Kyle Pimenta, Sally Jo Zuspan, Robyn Berent, Noelle Herzog, Carolynn Jones, Jennifer Kline, Kendra Kocher, Venita Robinson, Bobbe Thomas, Rachel Stanley.
Best practices in social and behavioral research: Report from the Enhancing Clinical Research Professional’s Training and Qualifications project
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Susan L. Murphy, Christine Byks-Jazayeri, Nancy Calvin-Naylor, Vic Divecha, Elizabeth Anderson, Brenda Eakin, Alecia Fair, Laura Denton.


Moving from Compliance to Competency: A Harmonized Core Competency Framework for the Clinical Research Professional
Clinical Researcher
Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices
Stephen A. Sonstein, PhD; Jonathan Seltzer, MD, MBA, MA, FACC; Rebecca Li, PhD; Honorio Silva, MD; Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN; Esther Daemen, BSN, PG, PMP, MBA