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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Training and Continuing Education

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What is ORAU?

ORAU is a combination of...


...brick - face-to-face courses and activities


...click - distance learning that includes web-based training, webconferences, satellite broadcasts, and video conferences.


ORAU is the vehicle through which DHRD will address numerous training issues facing the regulatory community - federal, state, and local - including:


    •  Succession planning, 
    •  Basic knowledge and skills, 
    •  Uniformity of the regulatory process, 
    •  Uniformity of training (e.g. within agencies, federal to state), 
    •  Updates on cutting-edge science and technology, 
    •  Training for contracts and partnerships, 
    •  Recruitment and retention tools, 
    •  Reduction in training costs, 
    •  Increased training flexibility and convenience, 
    •  Enhanced effectiveness and efficiency of training, and 
    •  Right training at the right time to the right people. 


ORAU can be viewed as a clearinghouse where FDA staff and state and local regulators can go for traditional and new technology training and development. It will consist of both face-to-face, traditional learning events and distance learning events.

Check out each special area link from the ORAU Main Page for information on the wealth of opportunities available through ORAU.


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