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 certification courses at the Madison, WI office:

  • OnCore Clinical Research Management Certification (2 days)
  • OnCore Financials Certification (2 days)
  • OnCore Biospecimen Management Certification (1 day)
  • OnCore Train the Trainer (3 days)

OnCore Certification Training

OnCore Certification provides training and best practices for configuring and supporting OnCore, including discussions of advanced workflows and lesser-known features.  It is a combination of instructor-led training, plus an exam and a hands-on build project to be completed by each attendee within 1 month 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 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.  Attendees should already have a basic knowledge and familiarity with the application, or complete several webinars on Forte Academy prior to attending.

Who Should Attend?

The primary target audience for OnCore Certification 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.  OnCore Certification will not include training on organization-specific workflows, but it does provide an opportunity for attendees to ask staff from other organizations about their creative solutions and best practices for utilizing OnCore to support research operations.

Certification training is designed for people who have been working in OnCore for at least 6 months.  We assume that all attendees have a basic knowledge of protocol and subject management prior to attending these courses.

The primary target audience for OnCore Train the Trainer are the team members responsible for designing and delivering end-user training to staff at your organization.  These people are responsible for creating training materials, updating and maintaining documentation, scheduling classes, incorporating eLearning or blended learning strategies, and building a training environment with appropriate data to provide training on your organization’s workflows and policies.

Time Commitment

Time and effort required to complete the certification exercises can vary greatly based on experience. After attending each course, candidates will spend a few hours completing the associated exams and 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 and exams must be completed within 1 month of attending certification training; no extensions are granted.

Topics and Learning Objectives

Clinical Research Management Certification (2 days)

  • Protocols
  • Calendars
  • Subjects
  • Reference Lists
  • Users and Security
  • Organizational Structure
  • System Configuration Options

OnCore Financials Certification (2 days)

  • Charge Master
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Financial Parameters
  • Pre-Award Budgeting
  • Post-Award Invoicing and Receipt Tracking
  • Calendar and Budget Versions
Biospecimen Management (1 day)

  • Banking Protocols
  • Correlative Protocols
  • Creating Cases and Specimens
  • Specimen Requests
  • Specimen Imports
  • Specimen Custom Reports

Train the Trainer (3 days)

  • 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 certification training.

2019 Training Dates

OnCore Clinical Research Management (CRM) Certification

  • Tuesday Apr 16th – Wednesday Apr 17th 2019 (2 days)
  • Tuesday July 16th – Wednesday July 17th 2019 (2 days)
  • Tuesday Oct 22nd – Wednesday Oct 23rd 2019 (2 days)

OnCore Financials Certification

  • Thursday Apr 18th – Friday Apr 19th 2019 (2 days)
  • Thursday July 18th – Friday July 19th 2019 (2 days)
  • Thursday Oct 24th – Friday Oct 25th 2019 (2 days)

OnCore Biospecimen Management (BSM) Certification

  • Thursday July 18th 2019 (1 day)

OnCore Train the Trainer

  • Tuesday June 25th – Thursday June 27th 2019 (3 days)
  • Tuesday Nov 19th – Thursday Nov 21st 2019 (3 days)

Visit the Forte Academy Store to enroll