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Class Information for Fundamentals of Clinical Research for the Clinical Research Support Staff


This educational program is designed for Clinical Research Support Staff 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 competency: Support of Biomedical Research. The course will be available in Absorb LMS.

Contact Hours


Special Comments

This is a one-day course. Due to the COVID pandemic, 2022 offerings are currently slated to be conducted via the Absorb LMS system. If opportunity to conduct the training in-person becomes available, participants will be notified via their NIH e-mail.

Target Audience

Clinical Center Nursing Department (CCND) Clinical Support Staff 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.


Clinical Research Support Staff with at least 6 months of experience at the NIH Clinical Center.

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