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Human Subject Research Coordinator Training Program

The UR CTSI Human Subject Research Coordinator Training Program can help you launch a career in clinical research. The fully paid year-long program includes a three-month intensive training period followed by real-world experience.

After one year of satisfactory employment in the training program, trainees will be eligible to be hired as a Human Subject Research Coordinator I.

Program at a Glance

After you are hired as a Human Subject Research Coordinator Trainee, you will begin a three-month intensive training period which will include:

  • Shadowing experiences in medical disciplines
  • Phlebotomy training for research
  • Clinical competencies (Weight, Height, Blood Pressure, EKGs, etc.)
  • Assisting with clinical trials according to GCP standards (Good Clinical Practices)
  • Attending the annual Society of Clinical Research Professionals (SoCRA) conference

After the three-month training period, you will begin to gain real-world experience:

  • Four days per week: Assist with clinical trials in departments under the direct supervision of an experienced research coordinator. Duties may include:
    • Recruiting participants and explaining study information to participants
    • Collecting, organizing, verifying and entering study data into an electronic data capture system
    • Completing and maintaining electronic case report forms
    • Collecting and processing of study specimens
    • Maintaining study documentation   
  • One day per week: continue training in the UR CTSI


Applicants must have an associate degree or higher (without experience) or an equivalent combination of experience and education as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication. Prior experience as a phlebotomist and knowledge of word processing and data analysis software is preferred, but not required.