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Clinical Research Coordinator Training

Clinical Research Coordinator Training is an intensive training program designed to meet the needs of coordinators who have less than one year of experience or who have never received formal training. It is useful to anyone who requires a fast, thorough introduction to clinical research trial conduct, Good Clinical Practice and the federal regulations governing research. The class is geared toward providing practical information to get students "up and running" in the clinic, with many tools and templates to assist with study implementation.

It is available as a two-day in-person program or a five-session online program.

Course topics include: Informed consent, clinical trial initiation, FDA forms and procedures, regulatory documents and binder maintenance, source documents, study initiation and close-out visits, compliance and retention, drug compliance/storage/documentation, IRB submissions and HIPAA, adverse events and safety monitoring, quality assurance audits and monitor visits and preparing for FDA audits.

Register here using a credit card.

If you have questions or need help registering with a Northwestern University chart string, please process an Internal Sales Journal (ISJ) for $199.00 to chart string # (Fund) 110- (Dept) 5434000- (Chart Field 1) 1184- (Account) 50699. Include the following information in the ISJ notes: Name of person taking the course, name of course or event and date of course or event. You’ll also need to create an account in Digital Chalk. Once our Finance Department confirms approval of the ISJ, you will be registered for the course and you will receive a confirmation via email from Digital Chalk. Please allow for up to five business days for chart string payments and approvals to be completed. You will not be registered for the course until all of the above steps have been completed in full. NUCATS will make every effort to ensure you can attend on your preferred course date but is unable to guarantee a spot in any course until the course is confirmed via email from the Digital Chalk system.

 CRC Training Live

In-person training is held at Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E. Superior St. The cost of the course is $199.

QUARTER

DATES & TIMES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE *

LOCATION

Winter 2018

Feb. 15 & 22
Thursday/Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 2

2/15: Prentice Women's Hospital
Classroom J

2/22: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, 14th Floor, Stamler Conference Room

Spring  2018

May 10 & 17
Thursday/Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 3*

Prentice Women's Hospital
Classroom J

Summer 2018

July 19 & 20
Thursday/Friday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. CST

July 12*

Prentice Women's Hospital
Classroom J & K

Fall 2018

Sept. 13 & 20
Thursday/Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6*

Prentice Women's Hospital
Classroom J

Fall 2018 

Nov. 15 & 16
Thursday/Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 8*

Prentice Women's Hospital
Classroom J & K

*Registration opens 90 days before the enrollment deadline. 

Registration closes at 5 p.m. the week before the course start date to allow enrolled students enough time to obtain the materials and complete the pre-session reading and assignments. Registration may close earlier if the class reaches capacity.

Cancellations and transfers must be made within 90 days prior to course start date; all cancellations on or after the course start date will not be refunded. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations. All transfers, including CRC Basic Training Online to CRC Basic Training Live and vice versa, registrant transfers and course date transfers, will incur a $30 fee. Transfer requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the Thursday the week before the course starts. Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel any course prior to the course start date and will notify participants accordingly. In such cases, all fees are refunded.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CPN 15198, for 14 continuing education contact hours. Class participants must attend both sessions in full to receive contact hours and certificate of completion. Please note that completion of this course will not provide students with certification as a CRC. One to two years of full-time work experience in the field are required before an individual is eligible to sit for the CRA or CRC certification exams.

This ICH E6 GCP Investigator Site Training meets the Minimum Criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.

 CRC Training Online

With online training, you can participate from anywhere with computer and phone access. Long-distance rates may apply for international students. Course meets online via Adobe Connect.

The cost is $499 per registration. The first 30 minutes of the first class session will be dedicated to testing connections and audio. The class facilitator will also be available to answer questions about web-conference functionality and online learning.

QUARTER

DATES & TIMES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Winter 2018

Thursday, Jan. 4; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Thursdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1; 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Dec. 29, 2017

Spring 2018

Thursday, March 1; 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CST

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29; 1 - 3:30 p.m. CST

 Feb. 22

Summer 2018

Thursday, May 31; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

 May 24

Summer 2018

Thursday, Aug. 2; 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CST

Thursdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30; 1 - 3:30 p.m. CST

 July 26

 

Registration may close earlier if class is full to capacity.

This course includes approximately 20 hours of pre-session reading and assignments that must be completed prior to your first day of class. The pre-session reading and questions are essential to the design of the course as not all basic definitions and principles will be reviewed in detail during the five sessions. We highly encourage the purchase of the course book (The CRC's Guide to Coordinating Clinical Research by author Karen E. Woodin, PhD, and editor Sara Gambrill), which will allow you to complete the reading and assignments as designed. You may also complete the pre-session assignment by utilizing external resources if you wish. The pre-session assignments (pre-work packet) can be downloaded from NUCATS Online after you have registered for the course.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CPN 15198, for 11 continuing education contact hours. Class participants must attend all five sessions in full to receive contact hours and certificate of completion. Please note that completion of this course will not provide students with certification as a CRC. One to two years of full-time work experience in the field are required before an individual is eligible to sit for the CRA or CRC certification exams.

This ICH E6 GCP Investigator Site Training meets the Minimum Criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.

Cancellations and transfers must be made within 90 days prior to course start date; all cancellations on or after the course start date will not be refunded. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations. Please note if any course materials are accessed, you will not be eligible for a refund.  All transfers, including CRC Basic Training Online to CRC Basic Training Live and vice versa, registrant transfers, and course date transfers, will incur a $30 fee. Transfer requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. CST on the Thursday the week before the course starts. Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel any course prior to the course start date and will notify participants accordingly. In such cases, all fees are refunded.

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