The Hispanic Alliance conducted a “Clinical and Translational Research Training Needs Assessment” to provide training and professional development activities that respond to the investigators needs according to a set of core competencies needed to become an effective clinical and translational researcher. This collaborative effort was led by the Professional Development Core (PDC) and the Tracking and the Evaluation Core (TEC). We explored training interests across the clinical and translational research thematic areas and competencies developed by the National Institutes of Health-Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (NIH-CTSA)1, activity coordination preference and perceived barriers to conduct research at their academic institution.
An anonymous online survey was administered via REDCap and was designed to be completed in approximately 10 minutes. We invited faculty and researchers affiliated to Alliance participating institutions to participate in this assessment. Data collection was from October 21, 2020 to January 28, 2021 including weekly email follow up in order to increase response rate. A total of 1,461 email invitations were sent and 149 individuals completed the assessment. This report summarizes the findings by Alliance participating institutions.
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