The ITMAT is pleased to announce the Introductory Patient Oriented Research Training (InPORT) Course for the 2013-14 academic year. This year for the first time the course will be offered as a 0.5 credit level course. Tuition benefits may be used. Detailed information about InPORT can be obtained by accessing the web site at http://www.itmat.upenn.edu/ctsa/inport.

The course is primarily geared towards junior faculty, fellows and post docs who have an interest in learning about the practical aspects involved in undertaking clinical research. Staff members are eligible to enroll if their application is supported by their supervisor. The course covers topics such as:

  • Research Proposal development
  • Study Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Budget Development
  • Study Start up
  • Good clinical practices
  • Scientific & Ethical Conduct
  • Career development
  • Research Funding

    The course is 8-months in duration, starting on September 13, 2013, with classes held once a week on Friday mornings. The detailed curriculum and course schedule can be viewed on the POR web site http://www.itmat.upenn.edu/ctsa/inport/inport.shtml.

    Course registration deadline is August 30, 2013. All interested candidates must complete the new student form found here: http://www.itmat.upenn.edu/ctsa/inport/application.shtml.

    Please contact the InPORT coordinator, Megan Maxwell at (215) 662-4581 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Also feel free to contact Emma Meagher, MD, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..