Training for research professionals

Health professionalsDiscover training programs and continuing education opportunities for research coordinators, research nurses, project managers, regulatory experts, and other study team members involved in health research.

Through high-quality training, CTSI’s Translational Workforce Development (TWD) team aims to improve the efficiency, quality, and ethics of research. Training programs are available to University of Minnesota research professionals and collaborators at partner institutions.

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The Clinical Research Professional Development Series offers bi-weekly seminars for University of Minnesota research staff.

Livestream and recordings

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Foundations for Research Professionals: New staff training

A program for UMN employees who are new to research or new to the University (less than one year).

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Informed consent workshops

Learn how to obtain valid informed consent for your human research study in this two-part workshop for University research professionals.

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Online training

On-demand training for research professionals with a University of Minnesota login who conduct research with human participants.

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Custom training plan

Identify and track the training, certification, credentials, and immunizations you need to conduct research with human participants.

Who we serve

To meet the training needs of the University of Minnesota’s research workforce, we partner with:

  • Departments across the University

  • M Health Fairview

  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

  • M Physicians 

While our program focuses on training research staff, we also offer training opportunities for principal investigators, clinical care teams, and research partners. 


Research training programs are based on research professionals’ core competencies.

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