Workforce Development

The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers a wide range of workforce development topics to anyone interested in learning more about clinical and translational research. This includes physicians, scientists, nurses, clinical research coordinators, and others working in clinical or research roles.

Each module can be completed in less than an hour. All classroom-based courses and online modules are available without charge to Mayo Clinic staff and students.

Classroom courses

Online modules

Online programs

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) orientation

CRC orientation is designed to provide tools and structure to assist with the important process of onboarding new CRC hires. This 10-day orientation consists of approximately 20 hours of online modules, 20 hours of facilitated topics and activities, and 40 hours of on-the-job training.

The new CRC hires will be part of a cohort that meets daily from 8 to 10 a.m. for facilitated topics and activities. The remainder of the time will be spent either participating in online modules or in mentored on-the-job training.

CRC orientation objectives:

  • Provide overview of basics of clinical research.
  • Introduce resources for support and coordination of protocols.
  • Allow employees to experience their work unit right away and build connections and context.


The CCaTS Education Contacts page contains a listing of team members who can assist you with questions.