As one of the nation's leading pediatric research institutions, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has a responsibility to train the next generation of researchers. This commitment to training serves not only to support and promote the research enterprise at Children's Hospital, but also to enhance the professional development of investigators, trainees and staff to ensure that the overall research community consists of highly trained and responsible researchers.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is dedicated to research and training at all levels. Our research is enriched by including scientific perspectives from investigators at the height of their careers and those who are exploring research as their future career. There are opportunities at the CHOP Research Institute for students in high school, undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and physician fellows as well as faculty-level investigators.
While much training on how to conduct research takes place within the research groups, the Office of Responsible Research Training provides numerous learning opportunities for investigators and research staff. These opportunities include:
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Human Subjects Education
- Clinical Research Coordinator Certification
- Principal Investigator Training
- Research Administration Training
- Orientations in Research
In addition, Children's Hospital is the recipient of several highly competitive training grants that offer additional opportunities in areas relevant to advancing pediatric research.