Training for Clinical Research Staff

The Office for Clinical Research (OCR) offers several training programs for clinical research staff.  In addition to the IRB required training, OCR's training is for investigators (PI, Co-I, Sub-Is), research nurses, clinical research coordinators, and key personnel conducting or coordinating FDA-regulated clinical trials. For more information, reference the following for guidance and training equivalencies:

A list of all training courses for clinical research staff can be viewed at  Please verify with your manager or supervisor on your training needs.

Training for Other Staff or Supporting Roles

There are several job roles in the list below that support the study team in conducting or coordinating the clinical study or trial. If your job duties consist of consenting subjects or managing the protocol plan, you may be required to complete one or more of the required courses. For assistance, please contact the Office for Clinical Research at for a member of the Education and Outreach team to help guide you with your training requirements.

Examples of other staff or supporting roles:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Manager
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Data Coordinator
  • Fellow
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Infusion Technician
  • Intern
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Student
  • Pharmacist
  • Phlebotomist 
  • Physical Therapist
  • Research Administrator
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Research Interviewer
  • Resident 
  • Regulatory staff
  • Statistician