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Non-employee researchers (NE) who come to Children's Hospital Colorado must meet one of the following criteria:
Please note: Credentialed individuals serving as PI or Co-I do not qualify to be onboarded through this process; please contact the Medical Staff Office at 720-777-6652. Volunteers and observers are not eligible to be onboarded for research.
To initiate the researcher onboarding process at Children’s Colorado, the non-employee researcher’s supervisor will complete a Non-Employee Researcher Onboarding Form located on the Children’s Colorado intranet. When the form is submitted, the researcher will receive an email (shown below) with instructions to complete the onboarding requirements.
Each researcher must complete the following documents/steps:
The Children's Colorado Outpatient Lab offers immunizations needed for onboarding requirements. While traditional TB skin tests take approximately three weeks, Quantiferon testing at the Outpatient Lab can be completed in about 48 hours, making the process quicker and easier for researchers.
These are done by completing the Lab Requisition form (.pdf) and billing directly to the department. If a department is not reimbursing for these expenses, we are not able to offer this service at this time.
Tests are run in the Outpatient Lab on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Blood can be drawn Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. An appointment is not necessary, but you must have a completed Lab Requisition form (.pdf) in order for the Lab to process the requested services.
Please allow at least two weeks for the onboarding process to be completed. The non-employee researcher is responsible for the cost of all requirements; please check with your department supervisor if reimbursement is available prior to paying for any of the onboarding requirements.
Once all of the requirements have been completed and submitted, you will be sent an email to schedule an orientation appointment. At orientation, you will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (valid for one year and must be renewed on a yearly basis for the non-employee researcher to remain active at Children's Colorado), register for Epic training, and receive a PeopleSoft number so that you may obtain your Children’s Colorado badge and parking permit (if needed). If you have parking through the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics, then parking will not be granted in the Children's Colorado parking structures.
Each non-employee researcher is required to show proof of their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training to their Children’s Colorado department supervisor. This training is good for three years.
If your certificates are beyond this approval period, you will be required to do a refresher course.
The following trainings are required; if you have completed them, but your trainings are expired, you will need to do a refresher course:
For any questions on the researcher onboarding process, please email OnboardingResearch@childrenscolorado.org or call 720-777-8598.