OVERVIEW: The Regulatory Knowledge and Support (RKS) group, the Clinical Research Support (CRS) group, the Workforce Development (WD) group, and colleagues from the Georgia CTSA's Translational Workforce Development (TWD) are in the process of collaborating on a catalog of trainings and educational offerings aimed at clinical research professionals at every stage of their professional development. This collaboration began in spring 2020 and has involved instructional designers, clinical research staff and education experts to ensure the offerings are relevant, tailored to and appropriate for the intended audience. The idea for the Self-career Training, Education, Life-long Learning Advancement Resource (STELLAR) program was born out of a need for education and support for the entire clinical and translational research workforce, beyond formally trained faculty, trainees and fellows. 

GOALS: To understand education and training needs of clinical and translational research professionals and to develop robust curriculum offerings to address those needs, leveraging materials from across the CTSA consortium.

CURRENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES: As of summer 2020, the USC and Georgia team are finalizing the course catalog and actively working on a plan for marketing and dissemination both at their respective institutions, but within the CTSA network as well. Ultimately, the system will be a navigational tool to guide training and career development for various segments of the clinical and translational science workforce and be used by employees, training program coordinators and employers. 

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Yu Chung
Program Administrator, Regulatory Knowledge and Support

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.