June 12, 2018

New Course for Research Community Partners Replaces CITI Training

A new human subjects training video is now available for community members working in partnership with UAMS faculty researchers.

The online Arkansas Community Researcher Training (ArCRT) is a community-friendly course that was produced as an alternative to CITI training. Human subjects training is required by the UAMS IRB and federal research funding agencies.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute and Office of Research Compliance worked with a community focus group to create the course.

“We took an existing face-to-face community partner training program and modified it for this online learning tool that can be used throughout the state,” said TRI Executive Director Amy Jo Jenkins. “We also added some local flavor with eight research staff from TRI, the Compliance Office and the Myeloma Institute conducting the training. It was a lot of fun!”

UAMS Communications and Marketing produced the videos, while the final product, including the instructors’ narrations and avatars were produced by the UAMS Office of Educational Development.

Researchers can view the training via UAMS Blackboard. Sign in with your UAMS login and click on “My Communities.” In the search field, type “Arkansas Community Researcher Training.”

Community partners can access the training at uams.gosignmeup.com.

Click on “Create Account” and fill out the form. In the search field, type “Arkansas Community Researcher Training.”

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For questions or assistance, contact Kim Givens, KGivens@uams.edu, 501-686-6879.

ArCRT was funded in part by TRI and its Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.