Researcher Management & Leadership Training

New Course Offering to Enhance Research Career Success


Researcher Management & Leadership Training is a massive open online course on the global learning platform Coursera. This course is targeted to early career researchers and mentors who believe that modern scientific careers require management skills and want to be research leaders—especially current and future principal investigators. The curriculum is designed to deliver skills to effectively implement funded projects, thereby enhancing research career success. Research leaders take on a number of new roles, rights, and responsibilities—as scientific leaders, financial administrators, managers, and mentors. In this course, we explain how to optimize the people, teams, and finances for which you are responsible. Course content includes an action learning plan, and lessons on leadership, finance and administration, management—starting, growing and managing teams, and mentorship. Content includes 150 video didactic lessons, personal stories, and Q&A interviews with early career researchers, senior scientists, and administrative leaders from CU Anschutz. 

The course was developed by Drs. Anne Libby and Judy Regensteiner, and was supported by grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Medical Research Program and the CCTSI iCorps program, with additional support from the Center for Women's Health Research, the CU School of Medicine, and the CU Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Enrollment is open/rolling and free, after which learners can access most of the course content. CU faculty, staff and students can enroll for free by accessing the course through the campus portal (under CU Resources).



Contact: Anne M. Libby, PhD, Researcher Management and Leadership Training Course Director


PH: 720-848-6794


Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Mail Stop C-263

Aurora, CO 80045


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