Designing and Implementing INTREPID, an Intensive Program in Translational Research Methodologies for New Investigators

Claudia S. Plottel, Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, Yongzhao Shao, Keith J. Micoli, Yixin Fang, Judith D. Goldberg, Claudia R. Galeano, Jessica H. Stangel, Deborah Chavis-Keeling, Judith S. Hochman, Bruce N. Cronstein, Michael H. Pillinger

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Senior housestaff and junior faculty are often expected to perform clinical research, yet may not always have the requisite knowledge and skills to do so successfully. Formal degree programs provide such knowledge, but require a significant commitment of time and money. Short-term training programs (days to weeks) provide alternative ways to accrue essential information and acquire fundamental methodological skills. Unfortunately, published information about short-term programs is sparse. To encourage discussion and exchange of ideas regarding such programs, we here share our experience developing and implementing INtensive Training in Research Statistics, Ethics, and Protocol Informatics and Design (INTREPID), a 24-day immersion training program in clinical research methodologies. Designing, planning, and offering INTREPID was feasible, and required significant faculty commitment, support personnel and infrastructure, as well as committed trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-499
Number of pages7
JournalClinical and Translational Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Neuroscience


  • INTREPID course
  • Immersion training
  • Research certificate program
  • Research intensive
  • Short-term training program
  • Study design
  • Summer intensive
  • Teaching clinical research methods


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