Born Out of Industry
LifeCollaborative resulted from those in health innovation (life science) industries looking for an uncommon solution to an everyday dilemma – that of equipping current, or yet to be hired, workers with the business and science acumen needed to achieve tough performance goals. And, that scientists and business professionals were better trained to collaborate with one another across silos.
Learning Framework Synced with STEM
Based on research by industry leaders and STEM academic advisors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the curators of LifeCollaborative have created a learning framework which acts as a roadmap for the types of courses, resources and assessments featured in its library. See the learning framework.
Courses as Summary Guides
Courses are summary guides on topics in leadership, communication, science basics, project management, medical device, quality, manufacturing, teams, budgeting, ethics, marketing, and so much more. The LifeCollaborative complements (rather than competes with) university degree or certificate programs, by offering a summary view for those new to the industry, or as a refresher for seasoned professionals looking to hone skills.
State and Nationally Recognized Certificate Programs
LifeCollaborative’s Life Science Industry Professional Certificates (LSIpro) are recognized by top Life Science State & National Associations, and by several thousand health innovation professionals representing nearly 150 life science and medical device companies. View our Life Science Association Connectors and learn how to become one.
Learning and Development Features:
- 100+ Courses in Science and Business
- 100+ Video Interviews
- “Snippet” Lesson Format (4-7 minutes per)
- Downloadable Resources and Templates
- Voice Over Narration (Applied to Many Courses)
- Remember Me (Stop and Return Functionality)
- Progress Reports
- Contact the Instructor
Thank you, thank you, thank you!...
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Nurith A., Ph.D.
I am truly thankful for the knowledge and experience...
...they need to grab ahold...
The program went WAY BEYOND my expectations...
While I am still in transition, this program is very good as an interview prep. The individual video vignettes were awesome for this purpose, since I am both a visual and auditory learner. I can’t say enough good things about the program. I am so happy to have gone through it, and will HIGHLY recommend it for anyone I come in contact with, and have been and will continue to do this. Whether it is a stand-alone program, or a periodic update (e.g., like continuing education every 2-3 years), I would love to stay connected. It is/was THE BEST!”
I've finished the course! What a wonder!!...
Thank you again for all your support and encouragement. Any time you need someone to talk to others about why they should take this course, I would be more than happy to help you out!”
...my sincere appreciation!
The value (to our company) is clear...
The (LSIpro Certificate Program) is really good.
I have no words...
Matt A. – BioNJ
Helped from academia to industry...
Q – Postdoc
Will I be charged during my free trial?
How can I cancel during my free trial?
If you would like to cancel your membership during the trial, please contact us. We will accommodate your request immediately and painlessly.
What happens after the free trial period?
You will automatically be charged $79.95 (for AC Members) on the same day of every month that your trial period ended, unless you decide to cancel your account.
Will I receive updates from LifeCollaborative?
What is LifeCollaborative?
Why should I enroll in LifeCollaborative?
By signing-up, you’re adding insight, innovation, and skill building to your professional repertoire, making you more knowledgeable and more valuable to the organization. Enrolling in LifeCollaborative gives you the edge employers are looking for when it comes to business and science savvy. At the very least, you will become a more active participant in operational conversations rather than always being on the outside wondering what everyone else is talking about.
Plus, continuous learning and development are part of the DNA in every life science professional. There’s something rewarding (and motivating) about constructively stretching your workplace capabilities.
How is LifeCollaborative different from other online learning?
How many courses are there in the LifeCollaborative Library?
There are more than 100 courses, with new topics and webinars being added on a frequent basis.
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Is there a particular order to viewing the courses?
Are there certificates available?
What is the average time to complete a Course or Certificate Program?
The average time to complete a course is one hour. The lessons are divided into 4-7 minute lessons which makes it easier to make room for development in the midst of a busy schedule.
A certificate program takes roughly 15 – 20 hours to complete depending on any previous exposure you may have had in a given topic. Each Life Science Industry Professional (LSIpro) Certificate Program contains approximately 15 required courses. In addition to the course itself, there are often supplemental resources, videos, and assessments to help broaden the scope of the learning associated with a topic.
What do I receive for successfully completing a Certificate Program?
Do I have to complete all of the courses offered in my program to get the certificate?
Is there a way for me to monitor my progress?
Yes. Once you begin any course, you will be able to gauge progress from a personalized online transcript. Horizontal progress bars illustrate percentage of completion for each course. Reaching 100% is required in order to list that course as successfully concluded.
When you are 100% complete with all the courses in a Certificate Program, you are notified online where you can download your LSIpro Certificate.
Does anyone else see my course progress?
Once I start a course, do I have to finish or can I leave it and come back?
Why is there a quiz at the end of most courses?
While the learning framework and courses come out of industry, they still pass the “academic sniff test.” This means that most courses end with a 10 question quiz in which you must achieve at least a 70% score to pass.
Can I retake the quiz if I don't pass it the first time?
Yes. You can attempt the quiz as many times as needed. If you don’t pass the quiz on the first try, you are encouraged to review the course material before trying again.
Does every course feature voice narration, video interviews and downloadable resources?
Most do. There are also videos and resources scattered throughout the Library which are organized by topic.
Are the project management courses recognized by PMI?
PMI, the Project Management Institute, is the world’s premier organization (and oversight group) in project management. We’re proud to say that the creators of the LifeCollaborative are global education providers with PMI. The LSIpro Project Management course content is designed to meet and exceed industry standards. If you are working on obtaining your PMP (Project Management Professional) certification OR if you already have your certification with PMI and are seeking to maintain it in good standing, then any of the project management courses offered through the LifeCollaborative can be referenced for either your PMP application or for ongoing certification status.