CRS Program Requirements

Certified Research Specialist complete 28 CRS contact hours, as follows:

• Human Subject Protection training (4) – CITI
• Essentials of Quality Human Subject Research (6)     MyCompass Course ID: 1962-0005

o History of Research Regulation / Code of Federal Regulations – Amy Jo Jenkins
o Research Recordkeeping and NICE Reviews – Carrie Chiaro
o An Overview of ArCRIS – Angela Smith
o Legal Issues in Human Research – Nathan Chaney / Dori Scoggins
o Recruiting for Your Study – Pamela Christie
o ClinicalTrials.gov – Tawana Gibbs
o IRB Overview and Reporting to the IRB after Approval – Pamela Killebrew
o CLARA – Pamela Killebrew
o Informed Consent Process – Edith Paal

• Advanced Research Ethics (4) – Leah Eisenberg   MyCompass Course ID: 2311-0008
• Writing Standard Operating Procedures (1.5) – Amy Jenkins     MyCompass Course ID: 2337-0004
• Research Misconduct (2) – Leah Eisenberg          MyCompass Course ID: 4449-0004
• Reportable New Information & the IRB (1) – Edith Paal    MyCompass Course ID: 4443-0005
• Protocol Deviations (1) – Darri Scalzo     MyCompass Course ID: 4445-0006
• Developing a Research Protocol (1.5) – Michael Bailey  MyCompass Course ID: 2338-0003
• Research Billing (1) – Charnise Moore   MyCompass Course ID: 4446-0005
• Electives (6)
o Research Seminars/ Workshops/Webinars Offered

You may count a total of 6 contact hours from other  (conferences, workshops, etc.) toward your CRS hours, with the approval of the Compliance Education Program Manager.  

If you have any questions please contact Kimberly Givens by email at KGivens@uams.edu or by phone at 501-526-6879.