Practice of Research Fundamentals

This page helps clinical researchers who want to get a broad overview of the articles and resources available to assist with the fundamental development of an exemplary research site.

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Grant and Award Opportunities Through ASCO
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology supports numerous grant and award opportunities for academic researchers and community-based practices, some which are based on the Exemplary Attributes of Clinical Trial Sites.

International Clinical Trials Workshops Through ASCO
The Clinical Trials Workshop helped community oncologists and their teams evaluate, integrate, and conduct clinical trials in the community practice setting and addressed the business model for the successful conduct of clinical trials. Although the Workshop is no longer being held, podcasts from the last workshop are available to listen to online. 

Cancer Clinical Trials Basics, NCI
This online module, produced by the National Cancer Institute, provides introductory-level information regarding cancer clinical trials.

Including Clinical Trials Into Your Practice, NCI
This online module, produced by the National Cancer Institute, targets healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge of cancer clinical trials who want to better incorporate trials into their practice.

Online Educational Videos, OHRP
These online videos, developed by the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), cover topics including: “General Informed Consent Requirements,” “Institutional Review Board (IRB) Membership,” “Research Use of Human Biological Specimens and Other Private Information,” and “Reviewing and Reporting Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events.”

Society for Clinical Research Associates, SOCRA
A non-profit professional organization, SOCRA is dedicated to educating and developing clinical research professionals. SOCRA offers numerous educational opportunities and a Certification Program for Clinical Research Professionals.

Oncology Clinical Trials Nursing (CTN) Competencies, ONS
Developed and published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), this document outlines the fundamental knowledge and skills required of cancer clinical trials nurses.