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Faculty mentors in the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science represent a wide range of research interests and a commitment to training the next generation of clinical and translational researchers. They come from well-established research careers and have already trained many others who are now establishing their own successful track records in academia, industry, and clinical settings.

Community Engagement Programs

Training programs and resources in community-engaged research can be found in a special area of this website.  For more information, click here.

Certificate in Clinical Research Management

The goal of this Certificate in Clinical Research Management is to enhance the knowledge base of the clinical research workforce, especially in the area of complex clinical trials, strengthening the supports for the clinical investigator and ensuring the protection of research participants. In concert with the objectives of the UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science, this more formalized workforce development initiative demonstrates our institutional commitment to competency-based research practice.

Competency-based modules include the following topics:

  • Clinical Research Ethics-Participant-centered approach
  • Research feasibility review and assessment
  • FDA Regulatory understanding-drugs, devices and biologics (IND, IDE)
  • OHRP Regulatory Understanding-Common Rule
  • Recruitment and retention planning (including vulnerable populations)
  • Community-based research-engagement and obligations
  • Managing Investigator-initiated Studies
  • Influence of genetics on clinical research ethics and participation
  • Monitoring of clinical trials, reporting and resolution


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  • Pilot grant programs eligibility
  • Research core services
    at competitive rates
  • Electronic resources access at Amherst libraries
  • Medical School Library access
  • Consultation services
  • Notification of special events and opportunities

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