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Study Coordinators Organization for Research and Education (SCORE)

Study Coordinators Organization for Research and Education (SCORE) provides support and regular networking opportunities to clinical research coordinators and staff working in an academic setting.


The participants of this UR CTSI-sponsored group meet to share information, collaborate, develop tools and best practices, and learn about processes related to human subject research management.

The group meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 3 pm.

Check for upcoming events listed on the URMC Events Calendar by searching for "SCORE."

See materials from our past events here.

SCORE Annual Seminar

Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 - 8:20 am

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This is an informal program. Many of SCORE's members are experienced coordinators who can share their expertise on specific tasks or provide one-on-one professional guidance to coordinators who are in new positions or have new responsibilities coordinating human subject research at the University. Email SCORE for more information.

Get Started

Contact SCORE to join the announcement and chat distribution lists.

For questions, feedback, or suggestions for SCORE activities, use this REDCap form.

Check for upcoming events listed on the URMC Events Calendar by searching for "SCORE."

Get Training

The UR CTSI trains aspiring Human Subject Research Coordinators in a fully paid, six-month training program that includes eight weeks of intensive training followed by real-world experience. After six months of satisfactory employment in the Human Subject Research Coordinator Training Program, a trainee is eligible for employment as a Human Subject Research Coordinator I. Program materials are also available in Blackboard as a general training for any new departmental coordinators. To access the materials, log into Blackboard, search for CTSI Coordinator Training and self-enroll.

Educational opportunities are available through the Office for Human Subject Protection’s Division of Research Education & Training. Specific information regarding all training sessions will be announced through the OHSP listserv.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is a non-profit organization solely dedicated to representing, supporting, and advocating for clinical research professionals. ACRP supports individuals and life science organizations globally by providing community, education, and credentialing programs. To learn more about our local ACRP Western New York(WNY) Chapter or the ACRP certification, visit the webpage of WNY ACRP or contact the chapter admin via or WNY ACRP Contact Form.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to continuing education and development of clinical research professionals. For local meeting information, contact Kathi Durdon.

A discussion list is available for research coordinators, called CTSI SCORE Chat. Email SCORE to subscribe.


  • Study Coordinator Excess Supply Inventory is a list of supplies from different departments that are free for other departments to use.  Contact the Contact Person listed for the item you want to use.
  • Phlebotomy Training Resource for Study Team Members is a for-fee service provided by UR Medicine Lab. This in-person program is designed to orient the study team member to standardized phlebotomy techniques and best practices and to apply knowledge through a structured practicum, which, when successfully completed, will result in the study team member's readiness for performing phlebotomy at the University of Rochester and its affiliates. It is the responsibility of the phlebotomist to meet maintenance requirements (6-month post-orientation and annual training an competency demonstration) per NYS Department of Health regulations. To access training or ask questions, contact Latoya Sirmons.


Email SCORE to be added to the SCORE Announcement and Chat distribution lists.

If you have a question or suggestion for SCORE, use this REDCap form.

Annual Awards

SCORE recognizes the constant hard work and dedication of each and every one of our study coordinators at the University of Rochester. To better recognize outstanding work, the UR CTSI developed four awards to be given annually to study coordinators who demonstrate excellence in meliora values, teamwork, mentorship, and patient or research participant engagement. Each award carries a $50 monetary bonus. Congratulations to all!

Teamwork Award

The Teamwork Award recognizes commitment to consistently modeling open communication, cooperation and inclusion, and for building collaborative relationships to accomplish organizational goals.

Coordinator team for Preventative Care for Children with Asthma study:

  • Stephanie Betts
  • Maria Fagnano, MPH
  • Halle Platten
  • Ignacio Sanchez
  • Reynaldo Tajon
  • Paul Tremblay, RN

Meliora Award

The Meliora Award recognizes commitment to the Meliora values of equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect and accountability in every day work through words, actions and dealings with others.

Sarah Cawley

Mentorship Award

The Mentorship Award recognizes commitment to the mentorship values of an individual, who demonstrates a willingness to share their knowledge, skills and time with others as well as encouraging the mentees to gain confidence in their skills and develop professionally.

Elizabeth Carbonell

Engagement Award

The Engagement Award recognizes commitment to outstanding patient or research participant engagement by implementing innovative research processes, including teaching, collaboration and positively impacting the commitment of the research participant.

Sean Cossett

Past Awardees

  • Christine Annis, Meliora Award, 2022
  • Amy Cheshire, Mentorship Award, 2022
  • Sarah Dermady, Teamwork Award, 2022
  • Elizabeth Luebbe, Engagement Award, 2022