In cases where the study personnel are community partners, the CTSC and the Office of Research and Technology offer the CIRTification program as an alternative method when the traditional human research protection training may not be appropriate. All alternative training plans must be submitted and approved by the Office of Research and Technology. There are two path for receive your training:
- You may go to the University of Illinois - Chicago CCTS website and do the Online training course. Your credentials will then be sent to the CWRU Site Administrator: Yovonda Reese (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If there is more than one person taking the course, you may chose to do an In-Person Training. All materials to conduct the training are available at the UIC CCTS website. C&C staff are also available to facilitate an In-Person Training, please contact Anna Thornton Matos (email@example.com) for more information.
Collaborative Working Retreats
Collaborative working retreats are available! New or existing interdisciplinary teams selected through a competitive application process will receive a package of support intended to move them from having collective ideas to developing translational research projects with a special focus on inclusion of stakeholders (community, clinical and industry) throughout the research process. This support includes a 4 hour professionally-facilitated retreat, use of a graphic recorder, and pre- and post-retreat administrative support.
Pilot Funding Opportunities - not currently available
Periodic funding opportunities are offered to support and promote interdisciplinary collaboratives by providing pilot funding for a Team Science Translational Research Project that addresses a particular health issue or problem facing the local community. Funded teams will include investigators from more than one discipline and include a minimum of one engaged stakeholder.