Researcher Management and 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 maintaining 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 CUAnschutz.

The course was developed by Dr. Anne Libby and Dr. 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 CU 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).

Coursera Enrollment

Faculty, Staff, and POIs

  1. Log on to your campus portal (
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu and select Training.
  3. Click the CU on Coursera tile.
  4. On the CU on Coursera home page, click Join for Free.
  5. Click the Log in the University of Colorado button.
  6. Select your campus and then log in using your CU credentials.
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