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Essentials of Clinical Research

Learn about study design, statistical analysis, research regulations, bioethics and more in this 11 session series.

Course details

This course, broken into four modules, provides a step-by-step model for how to design and conduct clinical research at Stanford. Upon course completion, attendees will have an introduction to how to

(1) design and analyze clinical studies and prepare protocols,

(2) comply with “Good Clinical Practice” guidelines for study conduct, data management, and relevant regulations,

(3) understand principles and practices underlying ethical and reproducible research, and

(4) deal with special issues that arise in cancer, pediatric, surgical and cardiovascular research.


Sessions begin November 2, 2017.  Please click here to register.

The Science of Research
Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 30, & Dec. 7,  2017
Design and analysis of clinical studies

The Conduct of Research
Jan. 10, 18 & 25, 2018
Good clinical practices, data management, and regulatory guidance

Ethics and Reproducibility
Feb. 1 & 8, 2018
Conducting ethical research and research reproducibility

Specialty Research Topics
Feb. 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018
Sessions on cancer, pediatric, mental health, surgical, cardiovascular and community health research