The Professional Development Scheme (PDS)

Created by The Global Health Network and WHO-TDR, this is a flexible framework, and offers a comprehensive, high quality mechanism for recording, tracking and guiding training and professional development in the field of clinical research.

The framework can be applied to any clinical research study, regardless of the size of the team, place, disease focus and type of research. Together with its supporting tools, the framework can be used to plan staffing requirements for a study, to carry out appraisals of staff, to guide career development, and to create educational curricula for research staff.

This is a free system open to all levels of staff who work on clinical trials.