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

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.

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. We then helped co-launch the DIAMOND portal, a national digital collection of competency-based training and assessment offerings for clinical research professionals.


To contact us, please submit a service request.