RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The goal of this workshop is to provide entry-level skills in designing veterinary clinical research studies. This one-and-a-half day short course is aimed at clinical residents in any veterinary specialty. Clinical instructors are also welcome, if their goal is entry-level exposure to clinical research skills.
Click here for video recordings of the 2021 CSTW sessions, sponsored in part by the ACVIM.
The next Clinician Scientist Training Workshop will be in fall 2023. Bookmark this page for upcoming information.
Translational Research Immersion Program (TRIP) for early career faculty
What ethical and scientific quality standards should be considered in designing, conducting, recording, and reporting veterinary clinical studies?
This 75-minute online training course is intended to introduce Veterinary Good Clinical Practices (vGCP) and geared towards any individual involved in the design, conduct, monitoring, recording, auditing, analysis and reporting of clinical studies in veterinary patients. Compliance with vGCP assures transparent data collection, humane treatment of veterinary patients, and integrity of data collected. Each module provides you with key definitions and methodological insights to keeping the premise of data integrity and quality of veterinary study operations.
This course covers the design, conduct, monitoring, recording, auditing, analysis and reporting of clinical studies that involve veterinary patients (client owned animals) as outlined in the VICH GL9 guidance document. While compliance with VICH GL9 is not mandatory, following the standard practices outlined in this course provides transparency regarding data collection methods, ensures humane treatment of treatment of veterinary patients, supports integrity/reliability of data collected. Each module provides you with key definitions and methodological insights to keeping the premise of data integrity and quality of veterinary study operations.
Who should take this course
Any veterinary researchers, research nurses/veterinary technicians, study coordinators or other relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to access part or all of this course according to their interest and/or knowledge gap. Those who complete 80% of the course content and pass the associated quiz will receive a Course Completion Report endorsed by The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). This Certificate is one of few specialized GCP trainings available that addresses regulatory guidance associated with the conduct of veterinary clinical trials. You may present this certificate as evidence of vGCP training to your study sponsor or other relevant regulatory entities.
DO YOU RECRUIT PARTICIPANTS FOR VETERINARY CLINICAL TRIALS?
This 15-minute online training course provides an overview of best practices for obtaining informed consent in clinical research with client owned animals (veterinary patients). Through this course, learners will review the essential elements that should be considered when putting together a consent form. These include readability, discussion of risks and benefits, other options for care, and the inclusion of a study calendar. Learners will also consider methods for ensuring that animal owners have ample opportunity to review trial requirements and ask questions. Obtaining consent under unique circumstances, like emergencies and in the remote setting, will also be reviewed.
By the end of this training, you will be able to:
List the essential elements of informed consent for veterinary clinical trials.
Explain the importance of readability in consent forms.
Identify 2-3 key considerations for obtaining informed consent in an emergency or owner-not-present setting
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
Any veterinary researchers, research coordinators, research nurses/veterinary technicians, practitioners, students, or other study members or individuals who might be involved in recruiting or enrolling veterinary patients in clinical trials are strongly encouraged to take this course.
This course was developed with funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance pilot grant and is offered at no cost.