The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Introduction to Clinical Trials


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This eLearning course will be accessible for up to one year from the date of purchase. Please note that CEUs are NOT provided for this course.

Course Description

Introduction to Clinical Trials is an ideal program for all novice clinical researchers, those interested in the profession, or those indirectly involved in clinical trials. This course provides the foundational knowledge upon which one can develop his/her competence as a clinical research professional.

This two-hour online course details how medical products are developed, how volunteer patients are protected, and who plays key roles in the development, research, review, and approval of medical products.

In addition to supporting clinical research professionals and organizations, this program is an ideal tool for organizations seeking to help educate the public about clinical research and to raise awareness of clinical trials and the clinical research profession.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the study and site activities and requirements
  • Explain the core ethical principles of clinical research
  • Discuss how the research subject’s safety, rights and welfare are protected in clinical trials
  • Describe the development process for medical products and the related regulations
  • Determine good clinical practices for ensuring the safety of the research subject and the validity of a clinical trial


All clinical research personnel or any person in a clinical trial related role.