OneFlorida Researchers Offer Free, Peer-led Workshops on Team Science

OneFlorida has teamed with Boston University and the University of Vermont Coordinator Research Professionals networks to offer a series of free, online workshops for clinicians, scientists and research coordinators on how to conduct excellent team science.

The workshops are based on a framework of core professional skills required for researchers participating in team science developed by the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University in Boston. This nonprofit research and policy center is committed to providing researchers with guidance and tools to ensure the professional competency of all members of a research team.

The MRCT Center convened an international joint task force of investigators, educators and clinical research professionals to develop a framework of eight competency domains to align clinical researchers worldwide around a single, comprehensive set of competencies for the profession. The Joint Task Force worked to incorporate the priorities and necessities of organizations across the clinical research community in order to make the framework as inclusive as possible.

Ten OneFlorida staff members will offer workshops in the monthly series, which began in October and runs through April 2020. Topics planned include recruitment (Nov. 2019), protocol writing (Jan. 2020), leadership/participation in multi-site research (Feb. 2020), regulatory documentation and file management (March 2020), and managing conflict in research teams (May 2020). All workshops meet the requirement for ACRP and SoCRA continuing education credit. Registration is required.


For more information please contact @YourService  – H. Robert Kolb RN, MS, CCRC, Assistant Director Clinical Research, CTSI Research Services – Research Participant Advocate, Director, Clinical Research Professionals’ Programing, CTSI Translational Workforce Directorate JHMHC PO Box 100322 – Gainesville, FL 32610-0219; Phone  352-273-8882 / Fax 352-265-8910 /


Date Topic Presenter(s) Competency Domains  
Oct 2019   INDs/IDEs** scheduled for Oct  23 1-2:15 Ross Colgate (UVM) 3, 4, 5, 1  
Nov 2019   Recruitment Ashley Smith (BU) Deaven  Hough (UF) 5, 2, 4 Week of Nov 18
Jan 2020   Protocol Writing Pawandeep Kaur (BU) Avni Bhatt (UF) 1, 2   Week of Jan 13
Feb 2020 Leading/Participating in Multisite Research Haniya Syeda (BU) Mendy Dunn (UF) 7, 8, 5, 4 Week of Feb 24
Mar 2020 Regulatory Documentation/File Management Karen Lepuschenko (UVM) Jane-Ann Norton (UF) 4, 5, 6 Week of Mar 23
May 2020   Healthy Communication: Managing Conflict in Research Teams Olga Petrovic (UF) Meenakshi Balakrishnan (UF) Sam D’Amico (UVM) 8, 7  Week of May 18


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