CCTS Lunch & Learns

The CCTS Lunch & Learns happens on a quarterly basis. The goal of the program is to provide critical guidance on new or changing requirements and support the conduct of clinical research at UAB (and beyond).

CCTS Research Training Program 

This program provides academic training in the principles required to excel in today's dynamic clinical research environment. Appropriate for study coordinators, billing staff, regulatory coordinators, and other research staff. Covers implementing and managing a clinical study or trial with an emphasis on Good Clinical Practices (GCP), compliance, and other key topics.

Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

The CTSTP is a six-month certificate program that provides training in clinical and translational research, including approximately 50 hours of didactic instruction as well as interactive experiences.

Clinical Investigator Training Program

The goals of the program aim to promote excellence in good clinical practice by all investigators conducting clinical trials and to promote investigator awareness of the research capacities and expertise to support clinical trials to further enhance and expedite these projects in a safe and rigorous manner.

Drop-In Clinics

Join us for weekly Drop-In Clinic for free consultations in Biostats, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD), Biorepository, Bionutrition, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), and Institutional Review Board (IRB). Topics vary by week. No appointment necessary. Bring laptop and study related questions. 

i2b2 Training

Join one of our hands-on training with i2b2 to explore using UAB's electronic health record data for your research data needs. We strongly recommend attendees request i2b2 access prior to the training session. Nonfaculty must obtain supervisor approval. Due to high demand, participation is limited to one session per attendee.


The CCTS Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) team provides OnCore training for all OnCore users across the Medical Enterprise. This includes in-person classroom-based training and training materials that are available for download.

Research Orientation Program

This program is designed for young investigators and research staff who are new to research (possibly within the first 2 months of starting in research). It provides an overview of how to implement a sponsored or investigator-initiated study, including key clinical, regulatory and financial requirements. The goals are to provide basic tools, familiarize attendees with research study terms, and help those new to research avoid common pitfalls. This is not an all-encompassing research program, but a primer to build upon.

Special Topics in Clinical Trials
(formerly called the CCTS Research Seminar Series) 

The seminar series is from 12 pm-1 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. The goal of this program is to fill any gaps in information related to the implementation of clinical trials that have been identified by investigators and their research teams. Seminar topics will be of interest and relevance to clinical research personnel including investigators, regulatory personnel, study coordinators and financial administrators.

DIAMOND (Development, Implementation and Assessment of Novel Training in Domain-based Competencies)

The primary objectives of this project are to develop an online educational portal for shared competency-based educational offerings and assessments, demonstrate the utility of an e-portfolio system for individualized professional development planning, and to disseminate these educational offerings to broader audiences at research institutions across the United States.

CCTS offers a wealth of learning and consultative opportunities to help students, trainees, faculty, staff, and clinicians develop valuable translational research skills and competencies at any stage of the career arc. Click here to learn more!

  • To improve the rigor and reproducibility of your studies, learn how to access clinical data via our i2b2 tool, or find an informatics or BERD collaborator, visit our Research Commons page.
  • To earn a certificate in mentoring or clinical and translational science, or apply to one of our mentored research career development programs, visit our Training Academy section.
  • To develop cutting-edge knowledge in bioethics, drug and device discovery, or genetics/genomics in clinical research and medical practice, visit our Special Modules training page.
  • To find community based research partners, attend our annual Community Engagement Institute, or mentor a Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) applicant, visit our Engagement of Communities section.
  • Learn more about entrepreneurship, the commercialization pathway, and team science by visiting our Innovation page.
To find out about the latest learning opportunities as soon as they are announced, subscribe to CCTS Digest and check our Events and Recurring Events web pages.