Introduction to Clinical Research Informatics Distance Learning Course
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University will be offering its Introduction to Clinical Research Informatics Distance Learning Course as part of the AMIA 10x10 program.
The Ohio State University's contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is an introductory survey course of the field of clinical research informatics.
This web-based interactive course provides an introduction to the field of clinical research informatics. The goals of this course are to provide students with a survey of the rapidly emerging field of clinical research informatics. In addition to defining the CRI domain and highlighting the key challenges and opportunities facing CRI, students will be exposed to key models, approaches, tools, regulatory/ethical issues, and initiatives driving CRI developments and practice. The course will also provide students with an understanding of the relationships that exist between CRI and the clinical informatics and bioinformatics domains.
The AMIA-OSU 10x10 course is intended for biomedical and health informatics/IT professionals interested in the emerging domain of CRI, researchers and research staff involved in clinical and translational research, administrators and leaders at institutions/organizations responsible for conducting, sponsoring, or overseeing clinical and translational research related activities, and anyone else with an interest in this emerging sub-domain of biomedical informatics. Students should have a working understanding of the fields of biomedical informatics and clinical/translational research and at least a bachelor of science level educational background is expected. While no prerequisite course requirements will be strictly enforced for matriculation into the course, completion of CITI or equivalent training in research ethics, protection of research subjects and/or good clinical practice within the past 2 years is highly recommended as a basis for understanding clinical research ethical and regulatory principles that will be alluded to in the course but not explicitly covered.
Dr. Peter Embi is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and serves as the Vice-Chair of OSU's Department of Biomedical Informatics. He is also the Chief Research Information Officer of the OSU Medical Center and Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Embi is extremely active in the CRI community. He currently serves as Chair-Elect of the AMIA CRI-WG, and he is a member of AMIA's Clinical Research Informatics Steering Task Force. He is actively engaged in research to advance aspects of of CRI, and along with Dr. Philip Payne, has led work to identify the challenges and opportunities that face the CRI domain as presented at past AMIA annual symposias. Dr. Embi is an NIH funded investigator, and was one of the first recipients of the NLM's K-22 early career development award for his work focused in clinical research informatics. He has formal training in graduate education, has served as an instructor and course director for biomedical informatics courses in the past as well as currently, and is the recipient of two teaching awards. He will serve as the course director for the AMIA-Ohio State University 10x10 course offering.