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Research Personnel Onboarding Program

For newly hired or less experienced Research Coordinators and other clinical research personnel.

About Us

The Research Coordinator Support Service (RCSS) can rapidly and efficiently onboard your newly hired, less experienced clinical research personnel. This additional service helps new research personnel get up and running more quickly by guiding them through the onboarding process and removing some of this burden from the PI.

How Will I Know Which Trainings My Research Staff Need?

RCSS will meet with the Principal Investigator (PI) or Supervisor to learn more about the study/studies. Next, we will meet with the trainee to develop a customized training plan and will provide 1:1 support during the entire process while keeping the supervisor updated.

What Trainings Will Be Provided?

Depending on their need, your research personnel may spend 60 to 200+ of training hours. This time can be spent at their own pace on assignments and training courses (both Instructor-Led and online). More or less as applicable, RCSS will walk your staff through:

  • Mandatory JHU training requirements
  • Mandatory IRB training requirements
  • Good Clinical Practices
  • Human Subjects protections
  • IRB applications and regulatory submissions
  • Epic training and access
  • Clinical Skills and Processing and shipping samples
  • Navigating the JHU environment
  • Understanding research protocols
  • Organizing the Research Study binder
  • Pre-screening and consenting
  • Conduct study visits
  • Monitoring visits
  • Soft skills
  • And much more!

Hours and Fees

We only charge for the time we spend preparing, planning and 1:1 onboarding. Based on experience, we anticipate 1-2 mentoring hours/week over 4-6 weeks. The rate is $65 per hour billed monthly to the Internal Order number (IO#) that you designate (approximately $500-$800 total).

Can RCSS Guide My Staff throughout the Study and Answer Questions?

Yes, as part of this program, RCSS can stay in the background as long as needed and offer ongoing support. This service is at a rate of $65/hour billed monthly to the IO# that you designate.

Want to Learn More?

If you are interested in the onboarding program, please submit a request. For questions, please contact Mais Hamdawi at [email protected] or Anthony Keyes at [email protected].