Seminar/Event Detail


Date/Time: 15 October 2013, 5pm - 6:30 Eastern Time
Speaker: various
Speaker Affiliation: NIH
Venue: NIH Campus
For more info: NIH Clinical Center, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education at (301) 496-9425

Description: Registration for the 2013-2014 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open. The course will run from October 15, 2013 through March 24, 2014. Classes will be held on the NIH campus on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the course; however, the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Third Edition is suggested as supplemental information for the course. The curriculum has been enhanced and will include additional lectures providing more comprehensive content on clinical research infrastructure. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, which is based on a final examination.

Approximately 2,072 students registered for the 2012-2013 course which was also broadcast live or via web to 33 domestic and international locations. For additional information or to register, please visit the course website at or call the NIH Clinical Center, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education at (301) 496-9425. The deadline for registering is October 8, 2013. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those accepted into the program.

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity, please call (301) 496-9425 during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at least seven business days prior to the event.

Course Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the basic epidemiologic methods involved in clinical research.

  • To be able to discuss the principles involved in the ethics of clinical research, the legal issues in clinical research, and the regulations involved in human subjects research, including the role of IRBs in clinical research.

  • To become familiar with the principles and issues involved in monitoring patient-oriented research.

  • To be able to discuss the infrastructure required in performing clinical research and to have an understanding of the steps involved in developing and funding research studies.

This course will be of interest to physicians and all other health professionals planning a career in clinical research. A course in biostatistics, such as STAT 200 or STAT 500, currently offered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) may provide supplemental benefit to those enrolled in “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research.”

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