Development of the TDR global competency framework for clinical research
This report provides an overview of the development of the TDR Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research -- why it was initiated and what it attempts to address. It is the result of numerous consultations, integrating 28 frameworks and 116 job descriptions obtained from partners in clinical trial units worldwide and from the web. The resulting framework counts 50 competencies required throughout the research study lifecycle, from assessment of scientific literature to results dissemination via project management, public engagement or grant application. It is applicable to studies that may differ in design, geographical location, disease, etc., and can be adapted to the particular needs of specific projects or roles.