Core Clinical Research Training

The Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT) course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of clinical research for research personnel. CCRT is intended for MUSC employees and institutional affiliates who currently hold positions in clinical research.

Stay Tuned!

The course is currently paused due to the transition to D2L Brightspace and will resume for the September cohort. Registration will reopen in August 2021.

Goal of CCRT

The goal of CCRT is to enable research team members to conduct compliant and efficient biomedical research that aligns with federal regulations and Good Clinical Practice guidelines, while also promoting the rights and safety of human subjects. The CCRT course prepares personnel to effectively manage clinical research and also provides a general overview of research concepts and requirements.

Topics Covered Include:

• Adverse Events, Protocol Deviations, and Unanticipated Problems
• Feasibility and Data Access
• Good Clinical Practice
• HIPAA and Other Federal Guidelines
• Informed Consent
• Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policies and Procedures
• Recruitment Planning and Development
• Research Billing Compliance
• Research Misconduct
• Standard Operating Procedures

Course Offerings

Live Course: On hold until further notice

  • Available for MUSC personnel only
  • Next Course: There is no planned scheduling of a live course at this time.
  • Limited to 20 attendees
  • In-person instruction and online quizzes (attendance at all sessions is required)

Online Course

  • Available for MUSC and non-MUSC personnel
  • New cohorts begin in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Please note that the course is currently paused and will resume in September.
  • 24/7 web access for eight weeks
  • Recorded presentations and online quizzes

Registration Details

Registration will reopen in August 2021 for the cohort beginning September 1st.

  • Email requests for registration will not be accepted in lieu of the online registration form.
  • Registration and payment MUST be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 25th of the preceding month (i.e. August 25th for the September 1st class) to complete enrollment. This policy applies to both the online and live sessions.
  • Cost: $75 for MUSC personnel and $175 for non-MUSC personnel.


Diana Lee-Chavarria 

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager

Kristen Briggman

Kristen Briggman
Program Coordinator