Education & Training

We provide learning and development opportunities to Stanford faculty, staff, students, and scholars in all areas of clinical and translational research.

Our mission is to support clinical research through grant funding, certificate programs, workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and seminars that allow our workforce as well as our faculty and researchers to update their skills, increase their knowledge base, and gain valuable experience.

Clinical Research Operations Program

The Clinical Research Operations Program offers classes on clinical research involving human subjects. The goal of the program is to raise the quality of clinical research across Stanford and to enhance the career growth of our clinical research personnel. 

Essentials of Clinical Research

The Essentials of Clinical Research is for investigators engaged in clinical research at Stanford. It introduces the fundamentals of clinical research: design, analysis, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), management, and regulatory. The course will cover both experimental (clinical trials) and observation studies with an emphasis on clinical trials.

Intensive Course in Clinical Research – ICCR

Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR) is a week-long course designed to expose residents and faculty to the fundamental principles, terminology, and breadth of study design, biostatitiscts, informatics, regulatory issues, and bioethics, in a highly intensive immersion setting.  

The course includes approximately 60 hours of total instruction and research design exercises.

KL2 Mentored Career Development Program

Junior faculty in the UTL, MCL, and NTRL line with a focus on clinical and translational science are encouraged to apply for a KL2 sward to fund their education and training in clinical and translational research.  Awards include salary support and funds for travel. 

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