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Clinical Trials Resource Center

Investigator Training

The Office of Research is committed to supporting the research efforts of the UTHealth investigator community through various training efforts.

New Investigator Development Program
This program helps junior faculty members develop effective research proposals in a two phase process. In Grants 101, they learn about UTHealth research policies and procedures, and, in Grants 102, they refine their skills for writing competitive grant applications. The New Investigator Development Program is led by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs[learn more]

Clinical Research Training
Clinical Trials Coordinators provide investigator training on the basics of coordinating a clinical research trial, and billing processes. [learn more]

Effort Reporting
All UTHealth faculty with effort on sponsored projects and other employees involved in the effort certification process must complete approved training on effort reporting.  Re-certification through continuing education is required every three years. [learn more]

Investigator Responsibility Briefing
UTHealth employees serving as Principal Investigators (PI's) on sponsored projects are required to complete Investigator Responsibility training before accounts for research grants/contracts can be created. [learn more]

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers formal instruction and support to Postdoctoral Fellows in an effort to enhance the training experience at UTHealth and promote successful careers in science. It is an information warehouse providing an avenue of communication among Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty and Administrators. [learn more]

Research Conflicts of Interest

Research Conflicts of Interest training addresses the importance of ensuring financial interests do not affect, or appear to affect, the design, conduct of reporting of research or compromise the protection of human subjects. [learn more]

Responsible Conduct of Research
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training ensures that all research is conducted responsibly, safely, and in compliance with acceptable regulations and policies. RCR training is available through CITI--log on to to complete the training. For help with using CITI, [click here].

Research Misconduct

DHHS's Office of Research Integrity (ORI) offers an interactive training video [at this link], which educates clinical and social researchers on the importance of appropriately protecting research participants and avoiding research misconduct--the video allows the viewer to assume the role of one of four characters and to determine the outcome of the story line by selecting decision-making choices. Additionally, ORI has posted other video vignettes of case studies [at this link], as well as a description of the types of research misconduct and written case studies [at this link].

Additional Training



Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Clinical Trials Resource Center (CTRC)
7000 Fannin Street, Suite 795

Houston, Texas 77030
phone 713-500-3622
fax 713-500-0334