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Class Information for Fundamentals of Clinical Research for Clinical Support Services


This educational program is designed for Patient Care Technicians (PCT) and Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) working at the NIH Clinical Center. The program will serve as an introduction to the specialty practice of clinical research and provide the foundation on key concepts essential to the PCT/BHT competency: Support of Biomedical Research. The course will be conducted from 7:30am - 4pm.

Contact Hours


Special Comments

This is a one-day course.

Target Audience

Clinical Center Nursing Department (CCND) PCTs or BHTs with at least 6 months of experience at the Clinical Center.

Course Objectives

1.Describe basic terminology and concepts in relation to clinical research. 2. Describe the process of protocol review and approval. 3. Discuss ethical issues that may arise when caring for a research participant on a clinical research protocol. 4. Discuss the elements of the informed consent document and the role of the PCT/BHT in helping to maintain ongoing informed consent. 5. Differentiate the following roles in relation to the research protocol and research participant: principle investigator, research nurse coordinator, clinical research nurse, data manager, PCT/BHT, etc.


PCT or BHT with at least 6 months of experience at the NIH Clinical Center.

Sessions Open for Registration

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March 5, 2021 Fundamentals of Clinical Research for Clinical Support Services Online Fri Mar 05, 21 07:30 AM
Jennifer L Jabara Registration Open until
12/31/2021 10:11 AM
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  Additional Information: Please monitor your e-mail for important course updates. This one-day course has traditionally been in-person from 0730-1600, but we anticipate Spring 2021 offerings may need to be conducted via WebEx to meet COVID-19 safety requirements.