A Primer on Clinical Trials Management

Updated for the Uniform Guidance.

This course focuses on clinical trials management. As a primer, it is intended for those new to clinical trials, or who have had very limited exposure. The course will focus on key administrative, financial, and regulatory issues that arise in planning, funding, conducting, and closing-out clinical trials.

The tutorial will offer interactive learning activities as well as knowledge reviews for each lesson. The course will end with a multiple-choice final exam, and offers a downloadable certificate of completion for those who successfully pass the final exam (80% or higher). If you do not successfully pass the final, you have the option to retake the exam during your 10 week enrollment period.  Start your tutorial at any time!  You will have 10 weeks from the first date that you access the tutorial to complete the course.

Students should expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours per lesson on the course material.

All lessons will be accessible throughout the course. If you would like to print off the lesson text as a PDF please visit the Resources section within each lesson. Please note: This course does not have an audio component.

We recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browsers to view the tutorial.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Human Subjects Research

Lesson 2: Getting a Clinical Trial Started

Lesson 3: Financial Issues

Lesson 4: Contracts and Agreements

Lesson 5: Operations

Lesson 6: Close out and Audit/Review

The Primer on Clinical Trials is worth 9 clock hours and .09 CEU's. You will be able to print your certificate from this page after passing the final exam with a score of 80% or higher.

Includes one CEU certificate per registration. Group CEU requests are not available.