The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Fundamentals of Clinical Research

Contact Hours: This course is approved for 14.0 ACRP contact hours. Accreditation Details

Daily Schedule
Two-Day Course | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

NOTE: This course is not available for individual registration.   

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Build a Solid Foundation to Master Clinical Research

Learn the fundamentals of clinical research in this two-day classroom course. Gain a broad overview of what clinical research is and introduces the student to practical topics, such as:

  • Product development process (drugs, devices and biologics)
  • Ethical principles and human subject protection
  • Guidelines and regulations governing clinical research, including FDA regulations and ICH GCP
  • Key stakeholders and roles involved in conducting clinical trials

While the course is Intended primarily for the entry-level clinical research professional, more experienced clinical research professionals use this course to refresh their knowledge, especially if transitioning into a new role requiring mentoring or management of new staff, or transitioning to clinical trials involving a different type of product, e.g., moving from drug to device trials or vice versa.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the roles, responsibilities and contributions of clinical research professionals in the process of conducting clinical trial
  • Apply the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in daily functions
  • Identify the main regulations that govern the practice of clinical research
  • Discuss the main historical events that led to increased regulation of the development of pharmaceutical products, devices and biologics
  • Differentiate among the development processes for pharmaceutical products, devices and biologics


All clinical research professionals. This course is available only to organizations, no individual registration is available at this time.

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