The CRS Training Program
The CRS Training Program offers comprehensive training and information resources for clinical research staff who support Consortium faculty members that conduct cancer trials. Study resources and training content housed within the Hutch LMS or the Clinical Research Resources Website (CRRW) are only accessible to authorized Consortium clinical research staff. For questions related to training resources and access, please contact the CRScustomerservice@fredhutch.org.
CSC Training Curriculum
Required training designed to provide new and existing clinical research staff with consistent foundational knowledge and information needed to conduct clinical research within the Cancer Consortium. Only authorized staff can access in Hutch Learning.
New Coordinator Training Series
Bi-annual training offered in the spring and fall that consists of instructor-led sessions from various Consortium service group representatives that study teams commonly interface with. Anyone within the Consortium working in clinical research are invited to attend - including clinical research coordinators, research nurses, data coordinators, regulatory coordinators, managers, and research assistants or other positions with similar job scopes. Presentation content from the most recent training series is available in Hutch Learning.
Planned and structured by the CSC Leadership Team, this monthly forum provides the CSC community with information on new developments within the Consortium. For information on upcoming CSC meetings or to review content from previous meetings, see the CSC Meetings Page within the CRRW. To receive CSC Meeting invites, email CRScustomerservice@fredhutch.org.
Continuing Education and Networking
Chapter Meetings: CRS hosts meetings with the local SOCRA and ACRP chapters as a way for colleagues to meet their educational and certification needs.
eModules: Free contact hours are available in Hutch Learning for select online modules for research staff maintaining ACRP or SOCRA certifications.
Consortium Research Staff Orientation Support
In collaboration with the hiring manager, CRS conducts a personalized orientation tailored to a staff member’s role. This free supplemental onboarding service includes a prioritized checklist, 1:1 review of relevant training resources, key websites, and Consortium policies, guidance for gaining access to various consortium systems, and connections to Consortium service groups and trainers. Contact CRScustomerservice@fredhutch.org to request an orientation for new CSC staff.
Staff Workload Assessment Resources
The Consortium Adapted Resource Assessment Tool (CARAT) is specifically designed to help Consortium managers assess staff workloads based on protocol complexity and patient load over a given period. Training and tools available on the internal CARAT page within the CRRW.
Good Clinical Practice
"Good Clinical Practice (GCP) are guidelines established to ensure that clinical research is consistently performed to high ethical and scientific standards.”
The Web-based GCP training courses support the Cancer Consortium’s commitment to quality, consistency and compliance in clinical research studies. Completion of the training courses helps to ensure that clinical research studies are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations. The Cancer Consortium requires GCP training for all sponsor/investigators, principal investigators, and research staff that are involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of therapeutic clinical studies and prevention studies that involve drugs, biologics, or devices.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) offers online GCP training
Other organizations offer classroom GCP training such as the Association of Clinical Research Professional’s GCP classroom training course and the Barnett Education Services GCP classroom training course. The IRB will accept other GCP training if the course covered the same topics and written documentation can be provided.
Mandatory Human Subjects Training
The Fred Hutch Institutional Review Office (IRO) website will review training requirements for research involving human subjects.
HIPAA for Investigators and Research Staff
HIPAA Training will provide instructions for compliance with federal regulations of research participant health information.
The investigator guidelines page on the Fred Hutch IRO extranet provides background and information specifically directed at investigators. It is a valuable resource of basic information on the IRBs function, oversight and regulations for human subjects research.
Note: Additional training requirements may be determined by specific job scope, local and federal regulations, IRB, site(s) of practice, and institutional policies. Please contact your manager for further guidance.