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Core Clinical Research Training

The Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT) course is a training program designed to provide a comprehensive overview of clinical research for coordinators and other research personnel. While the course focuses on research at MUSC, the overall premise and concepts are relevant for anyone in clinical and translational research.

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

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


Live Course

  • Next Course: June (2019) 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 from 8:30am-12:00pm in Bioengineering Room 201
  • Limited to 30 attendees
  • Agenda (tentative) (PDF)
  • In-person instruction and online quizzes 


  • Offered every two months year-round; next course begins May 1, 2019
  • 24/7 web access for eight weeks
  • Recorded presentations and online quizzes


  • Participants must register online. Course enrollment/online access will not be granted until online registration and payment are received. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or IIT. if  you are an MUSC participant and your department is covering the cost, please indicate that you will be paying via IIT.
  • Cost: $75 for MUSC students, faculty, and staff; $175 for attendees from external organizations


Carissa Hasseler

Carissa Hasseler 
Program Coordinator