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 who currently hold positions in clinical research.

Registration Details

CCRT is currently only being offered online. It is an 8-week asynchronous course and participants complete the modules at their own pace.

NOTE: Currently only employees, students, and faculty with a primary appointment at MUSC are eligible to enroll. You must be fully sponsored by MUSC (including a background check) to be enrolled in the course. We are unable to enroll ANY external users, including those with a primary appointment at the VA, or MUHA employees at this time.

Registration for the September cohort will reopen at a later date.

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


Diana Lee-Chavarria 

Diana Lee-Chavarria, MA
Workforce Training and Development Manager

Kristen Briggman

Kristen Briggman
Program Coordinator