OnCore Training at Forte Headquarters in Madison, WI

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OnCore Training is provided several times each year by the Forte Training Team at our home office in Madison, Wisconsin.  During these training events we demonstrate the core functionality of the software and discuss the most common workflows observed at dozens of OnCore sites across the country.  Learners have the opportunity to meet OnCore team members from other institutions and share best practices and lessons learned for implementing and using the software.

We offer the following courses at the Madison office:

  • OnCore Clinical Research Management Certification (2 days)
  • OnCore Clinical Research Management Fundamentals (2 days)
  • OnCore Financials Certification (1 day)
  • OnCore Financials Fundamentals (1 day)
  • OnCore Electronic Data Management Certification (1 day)
  • OnCore Biospecimen Management Certification (1 day)
  • NEW: OnCore Train the Trainer (3 days)

OnCore Certification Training

OnCore Certification is a combination of instructor-led training and an intensive hands-on build project to be completed by each attendee within 3 months of attending the course. OnCore Certification is for users who already have a basic knowledge and familiarity with the application; candidates must know how to create and manage protocols and subjects in OnCore and have at least six (6) months of experience working in their organization’s OnCore environment before attending.

OnCore Fundamentals Training

OnCore Fundamentals is instructor-led training that provides a high-level overview of the core components of the application. It is designed for OnCore team members who are new to their role, with less than six (6) months of experience working in OnCore, and is appropriate for team members who need a general understanding of the software and its capabilities but who do not wish to pursue OnCore Certification and complete the comprehensive hands-on project. OnCore Fundamentals classes are open to OnCore team members of all experience levels.

OnCore Train the Trainer

OnCore Train the Trainer is designed for OnCore team members who are responsible for designing and implementing a training program for research staff at your organization. This course provides strategies for creating and facilitating workflow-based training for adults, customizing end user training materials, prepping an OnCore training environment, and other topics. The capstone project for this course will be to prepare and deliver a sample OnCore lesson for your peers in the course and receive feedback on your facilitation skills and workflow knowledge.

Who Should Attend?

The primary target audience for OnCore Certification and Fundamentals classes are those who will be responsible for managing and configuring the software, supporting end users, or building core components within OnCore (e.g. calendars, eCRFs, budgets, etc). Staff who need a comprehensive understanding of the system and a thorough knowledge of one or more OnCore modules will benefit from the training. During these courses, Forte trainers will cover specific learning objectives and teach the most common workflows within the application. Neither OnCore Certification nor OnCore Fundamentals will provide training on organization-specific workflows.

Time Commitment

Time and effort required to complete the certification exercises can vary greatly based on experience. After spending up to four days in class, each candidate will spend several hours completing the associated projects. Candidates have the most success when they start working on the projects immediately after class is over, and when they dedicate time away from their desks and other interruptions to work on the exercises.  Projects must be completed within 3 months of attending certification training; no extensions are granted.

Topics and Learning Objectives

Because prior knowledge of the application is required to attend, OnCore Certification classes cover the topics listed below in more detail than OnCore Fundamentals classes. 

Clinical Research Management and Application Admin (2 days)
  • Protocols
  • Calendars
  • Subjects
  • Reference Lists
  • Users and Security
  • Institutions

OnCore Financials (1 day)

  • Charge Master
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Pre-Award
  • Post-Award
Electronic Data Management (1 day)
  • Building eCRFs
  • Completing eCRFs
  • Monitoring Forms
  • Exporting Forms Data

Biospecimen Management (1 day)

  • Banking Protocols
  • Correlative Protocols
  • Specimen Requests
  • Specimen Custom Reports

Train the Trainer (3 days)

  • OnCore Protocols and Subjects
  • Creating Workflow-Based Training
  • Identifying Training Audiences
  • Best Practices for Adult Learning
  • Prepping an OnCore Environment for Training
  • Customizing End-User Training Materials

Certification candidates must have a working knowledge of protocol and subject management in OnCore and at least six (6) months of experience working in the system prior to attending class.

Candidates who register only for OnCore Certification: Biospecimen Management must have a working knowledge of OnCore administration, protocol creation, subject management, and calendars.

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