Accelerating Clinical Coordinator Excellence (ACCE) Program

The goal of the ACCE Program is to promote excellence and professional development for clinical research professionals through onboarding training and video tutorials.

Contact: Michelle Jenkerson,

Career Development Seminars

Career Development Seminars are periodic workshops and presentations open to all faculty and staff on professional development, best practices, resources and guidelines pertaining to research.

Contact: Aisha Davis,

Good Clinical Practice

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials. GCP training describes the responsibilities of investigators, sponsors, monitors, and IRBs in the conduct of clinical trials. 

Washington University offers GCP Certification, a course designed to provide researchers with a basic understanding of the regulations and requirements for research using drugs or devices. Read more about GCP certification on the Washington University Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research website.

Professionalism and Integrity in Research Program (P.I. Program)

The P.I. Program is a confidential research integrity and professional training research program offered through the Bioethics Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine. Using a career-coaching model, the program offers personalized assessments, a group workshop, and post-workshop coaching calls to help researchers operate professionally in today’s complex environments.


Research Coordinator Brown Bag Seminar Series

This series has been developed to provide structured training to coordinators, managers, and administrators working in clinical or behavioral research, in a free, one hour monthly lunch time format. The goal of this program is to provide training, professional development and networking opportunities for our research professionals. This program is a joint venture between Center for Clinical Studies, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Clinical Research Training Center.

Future seminar series topics are listed here under the professional development category. Resources from past topics can be found here.

Contact: Michelle Jenkerson, or

Responsible Conduct of Research

The NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. For more details on the NIH Policy on the Responsible Conduct of Research requirement see the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research NIH Update Overview.

Below are two training options to comply with this requirement.