Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about CCaTS' workforce development offerings.

Where can I learn more about CCaTS' online programs?

Visit the following websites to learn more about CCaTS' online workforce development programs:

I'm a student. Can I get the course fee waived for Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS)?

CCaTS asks that all participants pay for the ECaTS program. Often departmental leadership will cover some or all of the cost.

I am having trouble with a course in My Learning. How can I get help?

First, try emailing the contact identified for the course in My Learning. If the issue is not resolved, please submit a project request on Mayo Clinic's Clinical Research Resources and Education Educational Support page (must be logged in to the Mayo Clinic network).

I'm interested in ECaTS for my students. Can I get access to explore the course before asking them to buy it?

Yes, CCaTS offers trials to the ECaTS Program. Visit our Education Contacts page to find the appropriate contact information.

Where can I get support for Blackboard?

Students and faculty members should contact Mayo Clinic's Education Technology Center at etc@mayo.edu or by calling (507) 266-9087.

Who is eligible to register for the two writing workshops, and for whom are the workshops mandatory?

Anyone can register for the two writing workshops:

Both workshops are mandatory for scholars in CCaTS' master's degree, M.D.-M.S. and KL2 programs.

Certificate scholars are required to take the Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts workshop. The Writing Winning Grant Proposals workshop is strongly encouraged.

I am looking to further my education in statistics and epidemiology, but don't have time to take courses. What can I do?

The Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) program is available in an online, asynchronous format, so you can complete it on your schedule. This program provides foundational knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology research methodology and allows users to become more critical users of medical literature.

I would like educational training content developed. How do I request this?

Please visit Mayo Clinic's Clinical Research Resources and Education Educational Support page to learn more about requesting new educational content or requesting changes to existing educational content (must be logged in to the Mayo Clinic network).