Research Boot Camps

Clinical Research Boot Camp
Community Engaged Research Boot Camp


What is Clinical Research Boot Camp? 

Clinical Research Boot Camp is an intensive, hands-on, interactive three-day training program.  Tailored to meet the specific needs of clinical research personnel, it will provide the knowledge and tools needed to carry out successful clinical research studies.  

Boot Camp attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify professional and ethical issues surrounding human subjects’ research
  2. Implement best practices for recruitment, consent, study conduct, and data safety/security
  3. Incorporate good clinical practice (GCP) into the everyday conduct of your clinical trials.
  4. Ensure your study meets Federal, State and University regulatory requirements.
  5. Describe the complex roles and responsibilities of clinical research team members.

Agenda topics include but are not limited to: good clinical practice, the drug development process, protocol assessment, recruitment and retention, informed consent, medicare/medicaid billing, PAF and contract review process, IRB submissions, human research subject protections, investigational drug services, initiating and managing studies, and data security.

When is the next boot camp?

Boot camps are held annual in the month of October

What is Community Engaged Research Boot Camp?

Community Engaged Research (CER) Boot Camp an intensive, three-day, hands-on, interactive, program that provides the knowledge and tools research staff need to help you carry out successful community engaged research projects.

Boot camp attendees will be able to:

  1. Define community engaged research and its core components
  2. Identify ethical issues surrounding human subjects research conducted in the community
  3. Examine best practices for study preparation, implementation, dissemination and sustainability in community engaged research
  4. Articulate the roles and responsibilities of the research team and community partners in community engaged research
  5. Ensure your study meets Federal, State and University regulatory requirements.
  6. Identify aspects of professional and ethical behavior related to community partner and research participant interactions.

When is the next boot camp?

Fridays February 6, 13 and 20, 2015 Time: 9am-4:30pm
UIC College of Nursing; 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, Events Center Room 306 

What is the cost? 

The cost to attend boot camp is $300 for UIC and Chicago CTSA faculty, staff, and trainees or $350 for those from other external institutions. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, course materials and (2) UIC IRB continuing education hours. 

Who do I contact for more information?

Lynn Podraza
Director of Research Navigation Services, CCTS
Phone: 312-996-2102