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)
    • History of Research Regulation / Code of Federal Regulations – Amy Jo Jenkins
    • Research Recordkeeping and NICE Reviews – Carrie Chiaro
    • An Overview of CTMS (Clinical Trials Management System) – Angela Smith/Zhidan Feng
    • Legal Issues in Human Research – Nathan Chaney / Dori Scoggins
    • Recruiting for Your Study – Pamela Christie
    • ClinicalTrials.gov – Mandi Tarte
    • IRB Overview and Reporting to the IRB after Approval – Pamela Killebrew
    • CLARA – Edith Paal
    • Informed Consent Process – Darri Scalzo
  • Advanced Research Ethics (4) – Leah Eisenberg
  • Writing Standard Operating Procedures (1.5) – Amy Jenkins
  • Research Misconduct (2) – Leah Eisenberg
  • Reportable New Information & the IRB (1) – Edith Paal
  • Protocol Deviations (1) – Darri Scalzo
  • Developing a Research Protocol (1.5) – Michael Bailey
  • Research Billing (1) – Charnise Moore
  • Electives (6)
    • 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 501-686-6879.