Access the resources of five Harvard Catalyst clinical research centers. Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC)

Information for Research Coordinators

Research Coordinators help facilitate and support the research conducted throughout the academic health centers associated with Harvard Catalyst clinical research centers. If you are a research coordinator, or would like to learn more about professional development and tools available for research coordinators, please see the resources listed below.

Professional Development

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)
A non-profit, charitable and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities.

Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
The primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and for those in hospital, academic medical centers, and physician office settings.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
Educational and professional development programs that provide balanced, thorough, and accurate information on the full range of issues surrounding research involving human subjects and animals.

Training and Certifications

CITI Program
Offers content in many curricular areas, which can be combined into a package that fits the needs of each subscriber. CITI program courses include:

  • Animal Care and Use (ACU)
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity (BSS)
  • Export Control (EC)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Human Subjects Research (HSR)
  • Information Privacy and Security (IPS)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Dana Farber e-modules

Helpful Tools

Core Competencies for the Clinical Research Professional

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Scientific Concepts and Research Design
Medicines in Development and Regulation
Clinical Trials Operations (GCP's)
  • Covers study management and GCP compliance; safety management (AE identification and reporting, post market surveillance, and PV) and handling of investigational product
  • CITI Program
Study and Site Management
  • Includes content required at the site level to run a study (financial and personnel aspects). Includes site and study operations (not encompassing regulatory/GCPs)
  • Quality Management Overview and Tools
Data Management and Informatics
Leadership and Professionalism
Communication and Teamwork

Additional resources