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Essentials of Clinical Research - Winter 2022 is a Course

Essentials of Clinical Research - Winter 2022

Started Dec 8, 2021

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Full course description

This 10-session course course provides an overview of basic principles of clinical research design, including biostatistics; study design and interpretation of diagnostic and predictive test studies; and required and desired elements of clinical trial protocols. Participants will be introduced to the regulatory aspects of clinical research conduct and oversight, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) principles, and ethical dimensions of clinical research.

Open to faculty and staff. Classes are held virtually on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST beginning Jan. 13 - Mar. 17, 2022. Register here. 

This course provides a step-by-step model for how to design and conduct clinical research. Session topics include the following:
· Getting Started: The Research Landscape
· Designing and Conducting RCTs
· Designing and Conducting Observational Studies
· Design and Analysis Tools for Diagnosis & Prediction
· Qualitative Research and Questionnaire Design
· Research Reproducibility, Data Management, and Collection
· Ethics and Clinical Research
· Developing a Clinical Protocol
· Implementing a Clinical Protocol
· What's Next

Sessions taught by Stanford faculty and staff who are experts in the field of clinical research.
Questions? Contact Course Coordinator, Jessica Meyer MBA, at

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Each session in this course counts as an elective in the Clinical Research Operations Certification Program.