LEVEL ONE: This is an educational program for “trainees” (e.g., newly-hired staff).

  • Who should attend?   Attendance of this program is mandatory for staff who are newly-hired in the IUSM in the following job classifications: PAEHE, PAO2RS, PAE3RS, PAE4RS. However, anyone engaged in human subjects research is welcome to attend (such as Clinical Study Technicians)or those employed in other health/life science schools.
  • When should you attend?   Per IUSM policy, the program should be attended within the first 2-12 weeks of employment.
  • What will this training cover?   The program’s focus will be on what an employee should know before they begin to interact with subjects in a significant way. Example topics to be addressed include the informed consent process and documentation and basics of Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • When is this program offered? This program is offered once a month. See Registration Form Link below for available dates. Registration deadlines are 5 PM EST on the Friday prior to the training session date. Each session offering will be closed at 12 participants. Please be sure to register in advance as no walk-ins will be permitted.
  • What is the cost of the program?    This program is free-of-charge to IU employees. Non-IU employees will need to request permission to attend.
  • How do I register for this program?   To register for the program, please complete the following form: Level 1 Registration Form. Please be sure to register as no walk-ins will be permitted.
  • What is the meeting location? This training takes place in the Children’s Clinic Research Center located in Riley Hospital, Room RI 2608.

 

LEVEL TWO: This is the level referred to as the Novice Coordinator Education Program (NCE). 

Who should attend? This program is designed for “beginner” Research Coordinators and will focus on the basics of clinical research. This program is highly recommended for all coordinators within the Indiana University School of Medicine with less than two years’ experience coordinating studies on the IUPUI/IU Health campuses.

  • When should you attend? The program should be attended within the first six to twenty-four months of employment and is designed to introduce the research coordinator new to Indiana University to critically important concepts, requirements, and practical aspects of coordinating research studies across all types of clinical research.
  • When is this program offered? This program is offered once per year (in the spring).
  • What will this training cover? Information related to the basics of research study coordination. Some of the few areas discussed are IRB submission processes, budgeting, research compliance, and information related to campus resources.
  • What is the cost of the program? There is no cost to the participant.
  • Are CMEs provided for this program?  No, there are no CMEs offered for this program
  • How do I register for this program? To register for the program please click here.

 

LEVEL THREE: This is the level referred to as the Intermediate Coordinator Education (ICE) Program.

  • Who should attend? This program is designed for Research Coordinators with at least 3 years’ experience in human subjects research and aims to cultivate an advanced understanding of clinical research topics, including research budgets and billing, IRB, basics of project management, HIPAA privacy and security and other current topics of interest.
  • When should you attend? Attendance at this program is available to participants after approximately three years of experience in clinical research and via an application process. Participation in this program is not mandatory.
  • When is this program offered? The program will be offered once per year (in the Fall).
  • What will this training cover? This will cover more in-depth regulatory topics, budgeting, and project management.
  • What is the cost of the program? The cost for each participant will be approximately $225. Non-IU employees will need to request permission to attend.
  • Will CMEs be provided?  Yes, CMEs will be provided at the completion of the course.
  • How do I register for this program?  To register for the program please go to this link: Level 3 Registration.

 

LEVEL FOUR:This is a new program which will be designed and is currently in development for those in Research Coordinator leadership roles.

  • Who should attend? Attendance at this program could include staff such as Research Nurse Managers, Administrators, and/or those with five to ten years of experience as a Research Coordinator.
  • When should you attend? If you have been hired into one of the roles listed above or have at least five years of Research Coordinator experience.
  • When is this program offered?The program will be offered once per year and attendance is not mandatory. We anticipate offering this program in 2015.
  • What will this training cover? This program will cover more advanced regulatory and project management topics.
  • What is the cost of the program? Costs have not been determined at this time. More information will be provided when available.
  • How do I register for this program?This program is currently not available for registration.