Education and Training

Research Basics for Study Coordinators

Sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the Research Basics for Study Coordinators series is designed to introduce research coordinators with less than two years of research experience or who are new to research at U-M to learn basic concepts in clinical research. This is a three-part workshop series that engages participants and provides opportunities for skill building and learning. Maximum benefit will be gained by attending all three sessions, but it is not required. First session starts March 10, 2015.  
 Topics include:
  • Good Clinical Practice and Essential Documents
  • Fundamentals of Data Management
  • Conducting and Obtaining Valid Informed Consent
We want to help you to serve our research volunteers   The next series will begin September 2015. Registration will open in July. 


The Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research Group (C3RG) Monthly Seminars.

The C3RG series is structured to provide trending information and educational materials for clinical research staff at the University of Michigan. Key faculty and staff deliver a 45 minute lecture with a Q&A session at the end of each presentation. Join the next seminar: April 14, 2015  12:00- 1:00 pm  (Danto Auditorium, Frankel Cardiovascular Center) Patients As Partners in Research Speaker: Michele Derheim, M.S.N., R.N. Director of Clinical Operations, Frankel Cardiovascular Center Celeste Castillo Lee Program Manager for Patient and Family Centered Care, University of Michigan Health System 2014_08 C3RG flier

IRBMED Education Program

IRBMED’s Education Program was designed and developed through collaboration with members of the research community.  It is our goal to make sure this program is tailored to meet the ongoing educational needs of the research community. To discover more IRBMED resources, click here.

Office of Research, Ann Curtis

Privacy and Confidentiality Tuesday, April 28 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Danto Auditorium Cardiovascular Center IRBMED is excited to be hosting the next installment of their seminar series, focusing on several contemporary issues related to privacy and confidentiality in research. Topics will include:
  • Anatomy of a Breach
  • Data Security and IT
  • Protecting Research Data: PI and Study Team Responsibilities
IRBMED will also host a mock IRB session, giving insight into how our Boards review possible breaches of privacy and confidentiality. This will be followed by a Q&A Session with several of our IRBMED Board Members. Space is limited, so be sure to register here: IRBMED Seminar Series

ACRP Southeastern Michigan Chapter  Seminars

Key Ways to Improve the Study Start Up Process Speaker: Julia Sterling Associate Director, Project Management Quintiles, Inc  Monday, April 13th 2015 Learning Objectives:
  1. Financial feasibility of a new project
  2. Effective on-boarding techniques
  3. Effective project management skills
Register now! ACRPLogo


Clinical Research Management Certificate Program; School of Nursing

The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) certificate program in Clinical Research Management prepares you for a rewarding career supporting potentially lifesaving research. Tomorrow’s leading research managers and coordinators can complete this 4-course online program taught by prestigious University of Michigan faculty in less than a year (or you can take single courses, if preferred). school of nursing Workshops

Maintained by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies. Does your study need to be registered in Do you want to know how to report your results on the website? If so, the Office of Regulatory Affairs at the University of Michigan hosts several workshops to help you navigate Find registration dates here Contact Diane Lehman Wilson ( for more information.      

Red Cap Data Management Training

REDCap is an electronic data capture (EDC) system that is secure, HIPAA compliant, web-based and easy to use. This no-cost tool for the University of Michigan Clinical Researchers is intended to replace Microsoft Excel and Access.  REDCap 110 is an instructor-led, high-level application overview offering the participant structured, hands-on experience in the use of REDCap to create a basic clinical trial database. Learning objectives will include:
  • Create and modify a database
  • Design and maintain forms
  • Create a patient schedule and associate forms
  • Customize database access groups and user rights
  • Conduct data entry
  • Utilize built-in analysis and reporting tools
More information and registration. redcaptraining
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