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Clinical Research Related Training Resources

Berkeley Extension
Berkeley Extension's Biological & Physical Sciences Professional Development program offers courses in areas such as clinical trials, data management and drug development. More information and a detailed curriculum are available at the Berkeley Extension Spring 2003 catalog website.

NIH Office of Human Subjects Research
The NIH Office of Human Subjects Research has implemented a computer based training module for protection of human subjects.

UCSF Human Subjects Protection Training
All UCSF Key Personnel conducting human research are required to complete the online CITI Human Subjects Protection Training course. The CITI course replaces the prior UCSF course and is valid for the CHR and Contracts and Grants. Review the CHR’s Frequently Asked Questions About CITI Training for information on how to access and register for this training

UCI Office of Research and Graduate Studies

UCI has implemented a computer based training module for protection of human subjects. Access to the training module is available at the following website:

UCSC Extension
Certificate program in Clinical Trials Design and Management. Designed to help professionals gain a solid understanding of the entire clinical trials process. Courses are held in locations in the Silicon Valley. More information and a detailed curriculum are available at the UCSC Extension website.


UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers postgraduate courses in clinical research through the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program. Please see below current special courses available to all UCSF fellows and faculty.

UCSF Financial Services Training Department
The UCSF Financial Services Training Department offers a variety of courses regarding financial and billing systems utilized by UCSF Medical Center. The Department now offers a class called Research Billing that is important for all involved in ordering or billing Medical Center services for research subjects. A description of this course and a schedule are available here. Contact Kristin Kirby at 502-3808 if you need more information or would like to register for any of these classes.

UCSF Professional and Academic Success Skills (PASS)
Professional and Academic Success Skills (PASS) A series of intensive workshops designed to enhance the professional development of UCSF graduate and professional students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, residents and junior faculty. Sessions include: Being a successful graduate student or postdoc, Successful Fellowship and Grant Writing, Creating Your Research Program and Intellectual Property, Research with Human or Animal Subjects, Writing and Publishing Research Articles, Effective and Dynamic Oral Presentations for Scientists, Managing Success: Management Skills for Scientists.

UCSF Safe Shipment of Biohazards Training
Title 49 of the federal regulations requires that all personnel packaging and shipping biological specimens receive training and certification in these activities. UCSF Employee Health and Safety offers free training and certification for UCSF employees which complies with this requirement.

UCSF School of Nursing Department of Community Health Systems Specialty in Clinical Research Management
Masters students in the School of Nursing can specialize in clinical research management. Those with questions regarding the program may contact the specialty coordinator, Mary White, Ph.D., at 476-5213. UCSF staff and faculty interested in auditing lectures in the two core courses of the specialty, Clinical Research Management 1 and 2, may do so. The next course will be offered in the Winter of 2004.

UHC CRIS Good Clinical Practice - The Investigator
As a participating institution in the UHC CRIS program, all UCSF employees are entitled to access to web based self-instructional software for GCP training. A password must be requested from UHC by going to the UHC web site listed below, clicking on "For Members Only", then "Request Password". Complete the form provided and enter "CRIS" as the reason for requesting the password. You will receive a confirming e-mail when your password is available (within one business day). To utilize the software, go to the UHC website, click "on "For Members Only". Enter your user name and password, click on "Technology Assessment", then "UHC CRIS Good Clinical Practice - The Investigator".

University of Minnesota Consent Form Tutorial
A web based tutorial reviewing the requirements for informed consent, the consent process, and writing an informed consent form.

Updated: June 17, 2010
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