Recently, we have noticed an increase in the demand for training across the clinical research landscape. This should come as no surprise with the constant advances in technology improving the way that clinical research studies are conducted. Those of us involved in this privilege are continually striving to keep up, and continuing education is a regular part our profession. In addition, FDA regulations require that individuals involved in the clinical research process be qualified by training and experience. But what constitutes “adequate” training? This a question often asked of us by the sponsors and investigators we work with.
To meet the challenge, IMARC has committed to expanding our training service offerings. This is not a new service offering for us, as we have been training research professional since the company’s inception in 1999. This is also routinely part of our day to day activities while monitoring investigative sites. Over the past year, we strategically are expanding our training offerings which include the following services:
- On-site training – conducted on location wherever the client would like
- In-house training – conducted here at IMARC in our training room
- Web-based training – conducted live via GoToMeeting and teleconference
In addition, we are very excited to be adding an eLearning module in the near future to round out our training offerings.
Our team has worked hard to develop training programs that resonate with our target audience. Part of that process is striving to define what constitutes an effective training program. There are increasing numbers of training programs available, but are they hitting the mark? At IMARC, we seek feedback from clients about the training offerings we conduct in an effort to continually improve our services. As part of that process, we have gleaned information on what we believe constitutes a high quality training program.
We have created an info-graphic that depicts the 7 attributes of a QUALITY training program. Please take time to download it, and let us know your thoughts. Are there additional points that you feel should be added to the list?
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