Core Clinical Research Training

The course provides foundational clinical research training and prepares study team members and research personnel to be effective in their jobs, confident in their understanding of clinical research policies and procedures, and grow as research professionals at MUSC.

CCRT Registration

Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT) registration is now open! The next session is scheduled for January 3 – February 28, 2023.

Registration Details

The new year CCRT course is scheduled for January 3 – February 28, 2023. Registration is now open through Friday, December 16, 2022 at noon.

CCRT is offered online. It is an 8-week asynchronous course and participants complete the modules at their own pace. Only current employees, students, and faculty at MUSC are eligible to enroll. The summer session is only offered to MUSC students.

Goal of CCRT

The goal of this course 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

Questions? Contact


Diana Lee-Chavarria 

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager

Kristen Briggman

Kristen Briggman
Program Coordinator