Educational Modules

The UB CTSI’s Educational Modules videos are designed to increase the knowledge and performance of clinical researchers at UB and its affiliated institutions in order to help in the development of a large, diverse, and well-trained workforce of investigators and research teams. These 5- to 15-minute videos offer an overview and/or practical guidance on a wide variety of research-related topics ranging from study development to dissemination of research results.


Topics relevant to the phase in which researchers are preparing their project (e.g., conceptual considerations, feasibility assessment, document development).


The studio model features direct input from participating stakeholders to better inform research design and dissemination.


See how plain language can help researchers better connect with the communities they serve and develop stronger interdisciplinary science.    

heart monitor.

Understand Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) studies and the key role these play in medical device development.


NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS).

What is the NIH Public Access Policy, and how is it applicable to University at Buffalo investigators? Discover how to comply and learn answers to frequently asked questions.


Learn whether your research study requires registration on, as well as the consequences of not registering a study on the site.                                                                                        


Topics relevant to the phase in which researchers are preparing to submit their project for approval (or activation) (e.g., application process, submission of study-related documents, review of regulatory and administrative processes).


Discover what defines informed consent, where to find the consent form template, and how to best deliver information to potential subjects.


Exempt Human Subjects Research.

Learn how Human Subjects Research is defined, what constitutes Exempt Human Subjects Research, and how to proceed.



csr login.

Learn how and why the Central Study Registration system was established, as well as the advantages of registering your study.



Explore the procedures you need to follow, how to ask for help, and what needs to be done in order to complete and finalize your clinical trial budget.

csr login.

Learn about the work that Clinical Research Facilitators do during the pre-review step of the human subjects research approval process at UB.


the steps of irb review.

Understand the types of review, steps, and typical timelines a new human research study may undergo after it has been determined that IRB review is required.


Topics relevant to conducting a clinical research study (e.g., implementation, trial management, participant and data safety and quality monitoring).


Learn how OnCore, a comprehensive management system, manages the life cycle of a research project and enhances the process of clinical research.


registration information.

Learn how to register your study and gain a better understanding of how to use Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) in this step-by-step guide.


outcome measure and statistical analysis.

Learn why and how you need to enter the results of your clinical trial in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS).


recruitment people.

Discover how the CTSI helps investigators troubleshoot recruitment and retention issues from the grant planning stage all the way through active recruitment.




A variety of useful tools and resources for researchers (e.g., research 101, recruitment resources, dissemination).

The Click Portal.

Learn how Click automates the submission, review, and approval processes while managing all major administrative aspects of the research and compliance lifecycle.



See how REDCap helps investigators create and design projects by offering a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.




Discover how i2b2 and TriNetX, two de-identified clinical patient databases available to UB investigators, can serve as useful recruitment resources.




Discover the modules in the Click Portal, how they support a study from project development through the approval process, and how to register for training.




A series of short videos created by UB’s Office of Research Advancement for faculty planning to apply for funding opportunities.



Looking for additional educational resources? Click here to learn more about upcoming CTSI Open Research Office Zoom sessions or to watch past sessions. 

Ready to take a deeper dive into research principles and ethics? Check out the CTSI Core Competency Workshop Series focusing on Good Clinical Practice and Responsible Conduct of Research. Workshop recordings are available upon request; contact for access.