Courses


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 NIH-definition of a clinical trial at Emory. For more information, reference the Training Policy.

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AHA Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR) is a course offered by the Office for Clinical Research to teach Emory University Clinical Research Staff the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including using an automated external defibrillator and the relief of choking. The course is video-based, with instructor-led discussions and simulations. Students participate in, practice, and complete various skills and learning stations.

The course is only provided to Emory University clinical research staff who need Emory Healthcare credentialing. If you are unaware that you require Emory Healthcare credentialing, please contact the Office of Research Credentialing at 404-712-0510 or research.credentialing@emoryhealthcare.org. Per your Emory University job title, please review the Clinical Research Role Matrix (XLSX) to understand your roles and responsibilities.

Note: If you do not require Emory Healthcare credentialing, AHA BLS/CPR training is available through Emory's AHA Trainer, Derek Johnston. Please visit Safety HS for more information.
Emory Healthcare employees must complete training through HLC.

  • Renewal: Yes, every two years.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: Classes are held bi-weekly.
  • Course Dates: Review the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) for upcoming AHA BLS or CPR courses.
  • Course Pre-requisite: Read the BLS student manual. The BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual is a pre-requisite for the course, especially if this is your first time completing a CPR course. The BLS Provider Manual eBook is available for purchase at the following link: Student Materials.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Find Learning."
    • In the Search by Keyword box, enter "AHA." The course titled AHA Basic Life Support or CPR for Emory University Clinical Research Staff (205033) will appear.
    • Click "Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment."
    • You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.
    • A member of the OCR Education and Outreach team will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.
  • eCards: Electronic cards are issued within 24-48 hours after course completion.

If you have any questions, please contact OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

In-Person Orientation & EHC Credentialing Review: is required for all new hires, rehires, and those who have been promoted in a new clinical research role (excluding investigators that receive an orientation from their respective department) at Emory University and Emory Healthcare conducting or coordinating an NIH definition of a clinical trial (view the Emory Required Training for Investigators and Coordinators policy).

Orientation is mandatory and in-person every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the 1599 Clifton Road Building, 1st Floor, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. New hires will receive the clinical research welcome email and checklist from HR at Pre-Start.

At orientation, new clinical research staff can elect to visit Emory Transportation for parking hangtags, Emory Administration for EmoryCard/ID Badge, and Emory Employee Health for health checkoffs. Emory Healthcare (EHC) Credentialing will be fast-tracked for staff who meet specific criteria and have completed all required documentation per the checklist before orientation.

Staff training tracks will be identified at orientation and assigned training based on their years of clinical research experience and years at Emory University. The training tracks are explained below with the training schedule.

  • Track 1: Green Learners (0-2 years in clinical research) will complete Orientation, Part 1 and Part 2. 
  • Track 2: Intermediate A Learners (2-5 years in clinical research) will complete Orientation, Part 2 only. Part 1 will be required if you are new to Emory.
  • Track 3: Intermediate B Learners  (5-10 years in clinical research) will complete Orientation, Part 2 only. Part 1 will be required if you are new to Emory.
  • Track 4: Advanced Learners (10 years+) will complete Orientation only, and be provided an exam to test out of Part 1 and 2. A score of 80% or higher is required.  
  • Track 5: Bridge Gap Learners at an Emory-affiliated site will complete Orientation at Emory University to understand Emory's workflow, but it may test our of Part 1 and 2. A score of 80% or higher is required. Work with your site's Training Manager for additional guidance.

Registration Details:

  1. Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
  2. Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
  3. Click "Find Learning."
  4. In the Search by Keyword box, enter course code 205100or  enter the course name “Clinical Research Orientation.”
  5. Click “Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
  6. Click “Submit Enrollment."

If you have any questions, please get in touch with OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Clinical Research Training for Clinical Research Staff (formerly Virtual Training & CredentialingCourse) is required for all new hires (excluding investigators that receive orientation from their respective departments) at Emory University and Emory Healthcare conducting or coordinating an NIH definition of a clinical trial. The course is designed in two parts to provide a basic framework of the roles and responsibilities to equip clinical research coordinators, research nurses, fellows, and residents with the tools to succeed at Emory.

  • What are the two parts? Part 1 is an online training via Zoom, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, to provide the process of conducting or coordinating clinical research at Emory from beginning to end. Part 2 is eLearning modules that provide knowledge on specific topics in clinical research.
  • How do I enroll in this training?  Staff will be registered for this course at the Clinical Research Orientation based on their training track.  If your new hire has not received the welcome letter from HR on clinical research orientation and welcome checklist, please contact the Office for Clinical Research at OCR@Emory.edu.
  • Renewal: Yes, every three years. The renewal for this course is CITI Biomedical Refresher which includes additional modules. Learners will be notified about renewal or recertification via CITI.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. Continuing education credits will vary and will be issued as continuing credits when requested.
  • Course Frequency: Every month, Part 1 (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month via Zoom), Part 2 (eLearning, self-paced).
  • Course Dates: Part 1 (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month via Zoom), Part 2 (eLearning, self-paced). Staff will be enrolled based on training track assignment at the Clinical Research Orientation.
  • Course Pre-requisites:  The In-Person Orientation & EHC Credentialing Review and all pre-requisites must be completed before attendance, which are:
    1. Complete the employee profile and training instructions page at the following link at REDCap eCREST (Emory Collaborative Research Training.
    2. Complete the CITI Program courses below.
      • Biomedical Focus Group (either Stage 1 - Basic or Stage 3 - Refresher) and/or Social Behavioral
      • Good Clinical Practice and ICH (GCP)
      • Information Privacy and Security (IPS) - Health Privacy & Information Security
      • Clinical Research Coordinator

Note: For Non-Emory employees, please affiliate yourself with Emory University to ensure the correct modules/groups are transferred and marked as completed.  If you have any questions, contact CITI by reviewing https://www.citiprogram.org/members/index.cfm?pageID=258#view.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) Biomedical Focus is a course offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB). The course is web-based and required before submitting research protocols for review and approval for all Key Personnel listed on the Emory IRB submission, regardless of their position. For those completing human subjects research, you must complete the CITI Biomedical Focus Group (either Stage 1 - Basic or Stage 3 - Refresher).

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. CITI provides the number of credits on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Dates: Online.
  • Course Pre-requisite: N/A.
  • Course Registration: For course details and registration information, please review the CITI Training page.

If you have any questions, please contact Emory's IRB at IRB@emory.edu or 404-712-0720.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) CRC Course is offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with the Office for Clinical Research (OCR). In addition to the CITI Biomedical Focus course, this online course is required for those coordinating clinical research studies that meet theNIH definition of a clinical trial(which includes FDA-regulated studies) at Emory and must be completed before submitting research protocols for review and approval for all Key Personnel listed on the Emory IRB submission, regardless of their position.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. CITI provides the number of credits on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Dates: Online.
  • Course Pre-requisites: N/A
  • Course Registration: For course details and registration information, please review the CITI Training page.

If you have any questions, please contact Emory's OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) Good Clinical Practice & ICH is a course offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB). It meets the NIH Training policy, especially for those working on clinical trials. The course is web-based and required before submitting research protocols for review and approval for all Key Personnel listed on the Emory IRB submission, regardless of their position.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. The number of credits is provided by CITI on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Dates: Online.
  • Course Pre-requisite: N/A.
  • Course Registration: For course details and registration information, please review the CITI Training page.

If you should have any questions, please contact Emory's IRB at IRB@emory.edu or 404-712-0720.

Conflict of Interest training is a course offered by the Office of Conflict of Interest (COI) for faculty and staff to certify that they have received information about Emory's policies and the federal regulations on Objectivity in Research. Federal regulations require that Institutions receiving funding from the US Public Health Service provide training to their Investigators about the federal regulations, the Institution’s policy, and Investigators’ responsibilities under the policy and regulations. The training is required to be documented and provided using the electronic Conflict of Interest eDisclose system.

eCOI is a University and Healthcare system-wide tool that helps to implement Emory's policies and procedures regarding financial interests and external activities. Emory University and Emory Healthcare use this application and reporting process only.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 4 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Dates: Online.
  • Course Login: Visit eDisclose.

If you should have any questions, please contact COI at COI-Office@listserv.cc.emory.edu or 404-712-0046.

Emory Proposal Express (EPEX) training is to assist clinical research staff with budget development, electronic routing, and institution approval related to extramural funding at Emory. EPEX replaces the SPAF (Sponsored Programs Approval Form) and is a necessary accompaniment to any Grant or Contract requiring Institutional endorsement. The course is an instructor-led demonstration and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete modules within EPEX. For more information about EPEX, visit the EPEX web page.

  • Renewal: No, but highly recommended as new modules are added.
  • CME/CEU offered?; No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line and Classroom course offered bi-monthly.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Must have an Emory University Network ID and password before attending class. Also, review the EPEX Guides & Resources page.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Browse Catalog."
    • Click "Next."
    • Click "Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Grants & Contracts Accounting."
    • Click "Next."
    • Click "Select" next to catalog item ‘Emory Proposal Express' (236000).
    • Click "Enroll" for the classroom date you want to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment." You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.

If you have any questions, please contact OSP at osp@emory.edu or 404-727-2503.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHSO) training is to provide guidance for the use, storage and disposal of the following materials used in research, clinical, academic, and operational activities: biological toxins, infectious agents, recombinant DNA agents, chemical, and radioactive materials. For more information about visit EHSO.

  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line and Classroom course offered bimonthly.
  • Course Types: Review EHSO's Courses and Codes page for a list of available training and registration details

If you have any questions, please contact EHSO regarding their services via their Contacts page.

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) training is offered by the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) to aid subject enrollment, financial and billing compliance in the research setting. OnCore benefits the clinical research team by managing their day-to-day duties related to clinical trials, including management of protocol details and reviews; recruitment, screening, and consent of subjects; data management and monitoring; comprehensive reporting research team communications.

If you have any questions, please contact Emory's OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

The Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) and Emory Medical Laboratory offers Phlebotomy Training 101: Introduction to Venipuncture.

  • The course will include:
    • Scope of Practice: Responsibility, Accountability, Policy & Customer Service Issues
    • Medical Terminology
    • Standard & Universal Precautions
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Complications: Vasovagal, Bruising & Anxiety
    • Introduction To Specimen Handling
    • Special Populations: The Elderly, SCD, “The Thick Arm”, Addicts & Diabetics
    • Special Populations: Pediatrics
    • Venipuncture Equipment
    • Competency skills practice at the GCRCs and Emory Medical Laboratory
  • Cost: $580.00 (Paid by department speedtype )
  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • Course Frequency: Please email GCRC@emory.edu for schedule.
  • Course Details and Registration: Registration details are listed below.

Pre- Registration Requirements:

    1. Complete HLC Module "Venipuncture Reminders" #40039x for University employees or #40039 for Emory Healthcare employees.
    2. Complete and pass Post-test module with at least 80% score.
    3. Print module certificate to be submitted as prerequisite for Phlebotomy Training 101 participation.

Registration Requirements:
Register through Emory Learning Management System (ELMS). Under "Find Learning" search for course number #312233 or Phlebotomy 101.

  1. Complete Registration Form.
  2. Submit the following to: GCRC@emory.edu
  3. HLC module certificate of completion
  4. Principal Investigator's or Supervisor's recommendation letter
  5. Registration Form
  6. Current Resume
  7. Copy of CPR Card (Note: The Office for Clinical Research offers CPR only for those who need it for Emory Healthcare credentialing purposes. If you do not fit this criteria, you can obtain CPR certification from AHA trainer Derek Johnston (Safety HS), who provides training on Emory campus.)
  8. Registration confirmation will be sent to you after registration in ELMS.

For more information about the training, please email GCRC@emory.edu.