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Version 2.0 (published Sept 1, 2017)

Word Document (.docx)

Updated Wheel (.pdf)

Comparison Document (.pdf)


Version 1.0 (published June 2014)

Word Document (.docx)

Excel Worksheet (.xlsx) 

Harmonized core competency framework


Recruit, Train, and Retain the Best:
The Implementation of a Competency-Based Clinical Research Workforce Initiative

Rebecca Namenek Brouwer, MS; Deborah Hannah, BS; Christine Deeter, BS; Betsy Hames, JM; Denise Clutter Snyder, MS, LDN, RD

Clinical Researcher

Moving from Compliance to Competency:
A Harmonized Core Competency Framework for the Clinical Research Professional

Stephen A. Sonstein, PhD; Jonathan Seltzer, MD, MBA, MA, FACC; Rebecca Li, PhD; Honorio Silva, MD; Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN; Esther Daemen, BSN, PG, PMP, MBA

Clinical Researcher
Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices
CenterWatch White Papers

Conference Materials

Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency:
Competency Framework 2.0 & Competency Leveling Project
(December 2017)

Conference Slides

Core Competencies in Clinical Research:
Real World Applications, Convergence and Evolution of Framework
(October 2016)

Case Studies

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