Overview

Tufts CTSI’s Professional Education programs provide non-degree continuing education and training for clinical and translational research professionals from all Tufts CTSI partners and beyond.

Our faculty experts design and teach our seminars, workshops, and online training. Our educational offerings are delivered via on-site, online, and blended modalities. These programs equip participants with the competencies needed to advance translational science.

Core Functions

  • Training and mentoring curriculum development for clinical and translational research professionals
  • Educational events and instructional resources for stakeholders including researchers, community members, patients, and the public
  • Translational workforce development pipeline projects

What’s Happening?

To find out about upcoming seminars and workshops, please visit our calendar.

To browse all training opportunities (upcoming and archived), please visit Seminars and Workshops.

On-site Training

On-site training is typically hosted at the Tufts Health Sciences Campus in Boston. Our live, in-person training is designed to advance broadly-engaged team science and career development through interactive forums and networking. These events typically include skills development seminars and workshops; symposia; and an annual research conference.

Who is eligible?

Serving more than 1,000 attendees annually, our audiences include early to late career investigators (MD, PhD, PharmD, DVM, DMD, DNP, or equivalent), study team members such as research nurses and coordinators, community members, and patients.

Featured Programs

Translational Research Day

Our annual conference features expert speakers, stakeholder education, and research collaboration opportunities.

Translational Research Day 2015: Innovations in Clinical Trial Participant Engagement

Scientific Grant Writing

Tufts CTSI offers a five-session workshop series, with small class sizes and targeted discussions, focused on the critically important Specific Aims section of NIH-style grant proposals.

Developing Your Specific Aims: A Writing Workshop for Researchers

Mentor Training

Tufts CTSI offers interactive Mentor Training for individuals who mentor junior faculty in research, and those who are interested in developing their mentoring skills.

Mentor Training

Online Training via I LEARN

Our online training program, powered by I LEARN, serves busy research professionals with education accessible on their schedule and at their own pace. To access I LEARN, visit http://ilearn.tuftsctsi.org.

Tailored Off-site Training

With partners located across New England, attending in-person trainings can be a challenge. I LEARN is the best source of training resources for a variety of topics; however, your institution can request a custom live seminar or event via our service request form. We encourage remote conferencing for conducting initial meetings. Hosting institutions will need to provide logistical support such as room scheduling, technical setups, and catering (if applicable).

Translational Workforce Development Projects

Tufts CTSI is an educational leader within the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium. As part of the leadership team from the Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training and Qualifications (ECRPTQ) Project, we helped define Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training recommendations and CTSA-wide competency-based standards, particularly for clinical research coordinators.

Our priority in the next few years is to promote safe and ethical human participant research through competency-based training for study personnel conducting research in diverse roles and domains. This includes:

  • Aligning our training curriculum to reflect competency domains for clinical research professionals
  • Identifying existing training or educational resources to fill gaps or create advanced or specialized training
  • Developing assessment strategies to foster mentoring and professional development
  • Facilitating competency-based trainings with a new and improved version of I LEARN.

Contact

To contact us, please submit a service request.

Haejung Chung, MA
Manager, Instructional Design and Technology