Our Services: Becoming a Principal Investigator
We are committed to supporting the research of clinical trials by providing training, mentoring, and clinical trial management services. Continue reading below on how OnSite Clinical Solutions can help you get started as a Principal Investigator (PI).
You will receive education on GCP from OSCS through webinar-based training sessions for new investigators. These will continue quarterly on selected topics that will help you become a skilled and knowledgeable clinical investigator. It is also expected that you will complete CITI training online before you begin participation in clinical trials with OSCS. This course concentrates on the portion of GCP that governs human subjects protections. It will take about 4 hours to complete, which can be accomplished in shorter sessions according to your schedule. OSCS will provide you with the link and an account to begin CITI training. Your certificate of CITI training will become an essential part of the documents that clinical research sponsors will review in qualifying you as a clinical investigator. Additional documents needed to begin are a current, signed and dated CV and medical license. Please provide your CV in Word format so that it can be modified for OSCS use. We will return it to you for final approval and signature.
There are other resources you can access to increase your knowledge and skill as a clinical investigator. The local chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) holds meetings throughout the year which include educational sessions including CEUs. OSCS will connect you with the local chapter if you would like to participate. Joining ACRP will also provide you a copy of the monthly magazine “Clinical Researcher” which will keep you current with clinical research topics and controversies and connect you with the clinical research community at-large. ACRP also offers certification as a clinical research physician which raises your professional standing with clinical trial sponsors and ensures your placement in upcoming clinical trials. Let us know if you are interested in pursuing this prestigious certification. The remainder of this manual will use the timeline of a typical clinical trial to acquaint you with your role as a clinical investigator and how OSCS will support you through the clinical research process.
Want to learn more? Download our Investigator Orientation Manual here.