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Tips for New Coordinator Training

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Tips for Training New Coordinators

  • Discuss gray areas
    • The issues faced by clinical research coordinators do not always have clear-cut solutions.
    • Discuss potential issues with your new coordinator and help him or her work through possible solutions.
  • Provide real world examples throughout training
    • If a coordinator shadows or gets hands-on experience from the beginning, they can more successfully comprehend training materials.
    • This facilitates learning and makes training more effective.
  • Incorporate longitudinal education into the coordinator’s position
    • Coordinators can benefit from formal and informal education in the months and years after they are hired.
    • Use experiences with patients and challenges that arise as opportunities to further educate coordinators.
  • Emphasize the importance of balancing numerous tasks
    • Clinical research coordinators have many responsibilities, including collecting data from participants, performing the informed consent process, monitoring trial procedures, and ensuring that research guidelines are followed.
    • Exposing coordinators to all of their responsibilities from the beginning and advising them on how to best juggle multiple tasks will be extremely beneficial.
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