Training and mentoring resources, including frequent seminars on clinical research management topics, are offered through the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS). ITHS provides services to both faculty and research staff.
IRB approval processes are managed and taught through the Human Subjects Division.
Training and workshops on pre- and post-award fiscal management of clinical studies are offered to faculty and research staff through the Clinical Research Budget and Billing Office.
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a national collaborative training project that provides a range of training modules related to work with research subjects, at no cost to University of Washington users.
The Certificate Program in Clinical Trials is offered by UW Professional and Continuing Education (UW Extension).
Policies and presentations on numerous compliance topics can be found at UW Medicine Compliance.
Biomedical research integrity
The Biomedical Research Integrity (BRI) program series is offered and managed by the Department of Bioethics and Humanities. The BRI program series supports the responsible conduct of research training and instruction requirement for various federal training grants and fellowships.
The BRI program uses a series of public lectures and discussion groups to address topics pertaining to the responsible conduct of research, including:
- Conflict of interest
- Data acquisition and ownership
- Peer review
- Responsible authorship
- Research misconduct
Visit the Department of Bioethics and Humanities BRI site for additional information about this program.
Rigor, reproducibility and transparency
The Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency (RRT) seminar series is offered by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington. Presenters include faculty from each of the several ongoing training grants at Fred Hutch and the UW. Seminar lectures focus on a detailed discussion of established or emerging methodologies and aim to describe their strengths, limitations and pitfalls so those employing or interpreting the data gain a realistic understanding of what can and cannot be learned.
Trainees are encouraged to attend a seminar during its live broadcast but may also view the previous seminar up to 30 days after it was held. Trainees must complete the brief survey provided at the end of a seminar so participation can be noted by their training grant.
Postdoctoral researchers and trainees
UW Medicine Research provides an outstanding research and educational environment to develop the next generation of researchers and continue the tradition of excellence in biomedical research. Postdoctoral researchers at UW Medicine work closely with faculty mentors and are a part of a dynamic and successful research organization while continuing to grow and advance as researchers.
Individual development plans
Postdoctoral researchers and trainees partner with their faculty mentors and advisors to create a plan for their postdoctoral experience at UW Medicine. The Individual Development Plan (IDP) becomes the roadmap for postdoctoral researchers to develop or enhance the skills, knowledge, and expertise that will serve them as researchers. IDP templates are available from both the School of Medicine and from the UW Graduate School.
The UW postdoctoral community and events
Postdoctoral researchers and trainees at UW Medicine Research are also invited to become involved in the University of Washington's postdoctoral community. Several resources are available that further a postdoctoral researcher or trainee's professional development, including:
- UW Postdoctoral Association (UWPA): A peer network organization that hosts professional, educational, and social events throughout the year.
- Future Faculty Fellows: A free, two-day workshop on teaching and career development.
- Biomedical Postdoc Seminar Group: a mailing group and seminar series run by the postdoctoral community that provides a venue to practice presentation skills, give and receive feedback on research topics, and to meet others who are working in biomedical research laboratories.
Science education opportunities
Learning and discovery are at the heart of what UW Medicine is all about. Our programs reach beyond graduate degree programs, to help find and prepare the next generation of researchers. The following pages describe some of the programs available at the University of Washington for younger students, and the teachers who are our partners in education.
Science education for k-12
- ALVA Summer Research Program
- Laboratory Experience for High School Students (LEHSS)
- Science for Success (SFS)
- SET-UP (Scholarship in Engineering Training in the UWEB Program)
- Other UW K-12 Educational Opportunities
Science education for educators
- High School Genome Program
- StarNet Teacher Research Experience
- Summer Institute for Middle School and High School Science Teachers
- The GENETICS Project (K-12 Educators)
- Molecular Medicine, High School Outreach Series
- University of Washington GENETICS Project
Science education for undergraduates (open to UW students)
- IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity)
- Mary Gates Research Scholarship
- McNair Scholars Program